Why use Zinc Diecasting?
Advantages of Zinc Die Castings vs. Other Processes
Design engineers turn to zinc die castings for component parts because the manufacturing process combines precision and cost effectiveness with the exceptional mechanical and physical properties of zinc alloys. Below are just a few of the reasons why you should consider zinc die castings when designing your new product.
Zinc die casting vs. plastic molding
Zinc die casting produces stronger parts with closer tolerances that have greater stability and durability. These parts have greater resistance to temperature extremes than molded plastic parts and superior electrical properties.
Zinc die castings vs. sand castings & permanent mold castings
Zinc die castings produce parts with thinner walls, closer dimensional limits and smoother surfaces. Production is faster and labor costs per casting are lower. Finishing costs are also less.
Zinc die castings vs. forgings
Zinc die castings produce more complex shapes with closer tolerances, thinner walls and lower finishing costs. Cast coring holes are not available with forging.
Zinc die casting vs. stamping
Zinc die casting produces complex shapes with variations possible in section thickness. One cast part may replace several stampings, resulting in reduced assembly time.
Zinc die castings vs. screw machine products
Zinc die castings produces shapes that are difficult or impossible from bar or tubular stock, while maintaining tolerances without tooling adjustments. These castings require fewer operations and reduce waste and scrap.
Zinc die casting produces multi-cavity, complex shapes within closer tolerances than many other production processes. In addition to producing high volume runs of virtually identical parts, it produces rugged heat and wear resistant parts that are dimensionally stable, while maintaining exceptionally close tolerances. Zinc die cast parts can be manufactured with smooth or textured surfaces, and are easily plated or finished with minimal surface preparation.