How the price of a white metal is calculated?
Zinc-based white metals
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. 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)
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 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:57, 3 December 2009 (UTC)