One process - manifold possibilities.
Automobiles, hinges for doors and cupboards, casings for computers and phones, water taps and shower heads and... and... and... The contribution of zinc die cast is instrumental in the role that zinc plays in numerous areas of our lives. Sometimes hidden; at others directly visible and tactile. It is in demand everywhere high stability, exceptional visual effects and a natural haptic (feel) are sought.
The reasons for this are manifold: Zinc has a low melting point, extremely high strength values and a high potential resistance to corrosion. Extremely thin-walled, delicate components can be produced with precise dimensions and excel by virtue of an outstanding surface finish and suitability for coating. Furthermore their manufacture in hot-chamber die casting machines is extremely environmentally compatible and zinc die cast parts are capable of being 100% recycled.
Convincing arguments in favour of this process aren't they?
Zinc – simply natural.
Have you thought about zinc today? No? To be perfectly honest: why should you?
After all you don't think about oxygen when you breath it in. By the way: Oxygen and zinc have a lot in common. Both are found in huge quantities all over the world. They are so familiar that we cannot exist without them any more. Then in reality not only is oxygen essential for human, animal and plant life but also zinc.
Zinc is present in the natural world, in the air, in water and in the ground - in some places, due to natural geological and geochemical processes, in high concentrations. These ore deposits are utilized for the extraction of zinc. But not solely. Because these days more than 3.5 tons of zinc are extracted from recycled materials such as e.g. scrap and the loop from production through recycling has been closed by almost 100%. Very clearly: Zinc excels in the cause of environmental protection and conservation of resources.
Score with greater efficiency.
Production and maintenance costs, energy and consumption of materials: There are countless set screws for an efficient production. Nevertheless first and foremost the main concern is to use resources rationally and fully exploit existing potential. Not forgetting: the time factor.
Here zinc repeatedly scores straight away: Combined with a relatively low casting temperature zinc die casting makes higher production rates possible - this saves time. Hot chamber technology which manages to do without any external smelting preheating results in a lower energy input for the casting process. Complex geometries can be achieved with well thought-out and carefully constructed tooling - this saves process costs because the components are precision cast making subsequent surface finishing frequently unnecessary. Moreover components can be quickly and easily joined together - an asset for fast assembly, which again can be credited to the time account.