Talk:White metal

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How the price of a white metal is calculated?

Zinc-based white metals[edit]

ZAMAK claims that the zinc potmetals are also referred to as "white metal". Here in the UK, I've never heard of this. Our "whitemetals" have always been lead-based, usually some sort of lead-tin (sometimes admittedly without any lead in it, for toxicity reasons). However I've never heard the term applied to zincs, nor can I think of a lead alloy with significant zinc in it. Anyone got a cite? Andy Dingley (talk) 12:39, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Here's a source that shows a few recipes of white metal that contain zinc.[1] Note that two are zinc based. I know that it doesn't list ZAMAK, but I think that the definitions of white metal, pot metal, and Babbitt have all mixed together. Wizard191 (talk) 19:07, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
This isn't the best of sources, but this site refers to ZAMAK as a white metal.[2] Wizard191 (talk) 19:07, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


The corollary to a Blacksmith or one who worked hands-on with white metals. This term fell into antiquity due to the high mortality rate of those in the profession due to metal poisoning. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:57, 3 December 2009 (UTC)