Why Zinc die casting
Zinc die casting is a manufacturing process that involves injecting molten zinc into a precision die or mold to produce complex, precise, and detailed parts. This process has several advantages over other casting methods, making it a popular choice for a wide range of applications.
One of the main benefits of zinc die casting is its ability to produce high-quality parts with excellent dimensional accuracy and surface finish. The die casting process allows for precise control over the shape and size of the finished product, resulting in parts with a high level of consistency and repeatability. This is especially important for applications that require tight tolerances or precise fit and function.
Another advantage of zinc die casting is its speed and efficiency. The process is able to produce parts quickly, making it suitable for high-volume production runs. It is also a relatively cost-effective manufacturing method, as it requires minimal post-processing and can be automated to a large extent.
Zinc die casting is also very strong and durable, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications. The zinc alloy used in the process has good mechanical properties, including high tensile and yield strength, good ductility, and good fatigue resistance. This makes it ideal for use in a variety of applications, including industrie, design, automotive, aerospace, and medical devices. Die-cast zinc is particularly suitable for various surfaces such as wet painting, powder painting, chrome plating and a number of other surface treatments.
In addition, zinc die casting is environmentally friendly, as it produces very little waste and has a low energy consumption with a melting point of only 419 degrees Celsius, compared to other casting methods. The process produces minimal scrap, as the zinc alloy can be recycled and reused multiple times.
Overall, zinc die casting is a highly versatile and reliable manufacturing method that offers numerous benefits, including excellent dimensional accuracy and surface finish, high-volume production capabilities, good mechanical properties, and environmental sustainability.
10 reasons to choose die casted zinc
Natural and environmentally sound
Zinc is a part of the cycle of nature, and can be reused. Zinc melting point is low compared to most other materials. Thus the energy consumption when die casting zinc is reduced.
Die casted zinc meets the demand for creativity in the construction and design process. Several parts can be integrated into one common casted part. Self lubricating characteristics of the zinc alloy is used to avoid the use of lubrication bearings. For the benefit of total costs.
Surface finish advantages
A lot of surface coating options are available in order to add more attractive aesthetic and functional characteristics to the zinc parts.
Long lasting durable zinc die casting moulds and fully automated production keeps the costs down.
Die casted zinc parts have a high mechanical strength, elasticity and impact ductility. Often die casted zinc parts are a better choice than for example parts in aluminium, plastic or milled parts.
Zinc is heavier than aluminium and magnesium, an advantage if you need a heavier component such as a lamp support. On the other hand die casted zinc parts can be optimized, and the weight reduced considerably – without affecting the strength and complexity.
Precise and complex
Die casted zinc can have very small wall thickness, and very narrow tolerances make it possible to cast parts ready for installation of bearings. Precise and very small details can be included in the casting – even in complex geometries.
Good conductive abilities
Die casted zinc has good electric and heat-conducting characteristics. An advantage if you have a high demand for heat transfer, but have limited space, as example in LED lighting systems.
Die casted zinc is sound absorbing therefore it is used for mechanics with movable parts, chains or the like. As example in remote window control systems, where noise should be minimized.
Die casted zinc has built in EMC protection. The shielding properties are optimal compared to traditional metal sheet solutions.
Prototypes and preseries allow you to acquire significant experience early and inexpensively…
The agreement provides us both with added value when we are able to plan based upon forecasts that you provide…
Procure stable casting moulds for large production runs, and let us store them properly…
We feature a flexible production setup for your zinc parts…
Let us participate in your design phase to optimise your casting…
Zinc is ideal for postprocessing, and we provide you with a range of good options…
For special requirements involving finish and durability, zinc is the obvious material…
We deliver natural, high quality with zinc. In addition, we are ISO 9001 certified…
We support great design
We see it as our task to create Great Design together with you. Hence we wish to optimise the design with respect to its quality, finish, durability, functionality and price. Zinc’s benefits can give you more value. We need to make use of this.
We are always ready to accommodate your desires. With a flexible, modern production setup, we have optimised the production of zinc parts of many variants, sizes and quantities. In addition, we have 24 hour production operation ready for your parts.
One of zinc’s great benefits is that the need for postprocessing is minimal. However, we can as needed postprocess it with all the current methods such as grinding, punching and CNC machining. In addition, we can perform surface treatments such as chromate plating, lacquering, chrome plating and engraving, providing you with a handsome finish.
We can save you the administration, time and money by assembling your production from other suppliers for you. For example, we would be pleased to deliver assembled parts for a finished product, including packing, customer-specific packaging, labelling, quality controls, etc.