Cars, door and cabinet hinges, fittings for computers and cell phones, water valves and shower nozzles, and so much more. Zinc die casting is an important reason zinc plays such a key role in many areas of our lives. Sometimes you can see and feel it directly, and sometimes it is hidden. Zinc is essential anywhere good stability, an outstanding look and natural feel are needed.
ZINC – IMPRESSIVE ADVANTAGES
Wall thicknesses from 0.3 mm can be manufactured (with Föhl hot runner technology)
Tool costs/tool service lives – the service life of a zinc die cast mold is 750,000 – 2,000,000 shots – a factor of 8-10 higher than comparable aluminum tools
Less tolerances without machine processing
Higher strength, higher elongation at break, higher hardness
good flow behavior – very complex, thin-wall contours can be reliably implemented
Shorter cycle times
higher density in comparison to aluminum
less temperature resistance
Zinc has a low melting point, very high structural strength and the potential to resist corrosion. Components can be extremely thin-walled, detailed and produced with precise dimensions, and stand out for their outstanding surface quality and coating capabilities. In addition, manufacturing on hot chamber die casting machines is very environmentally friendly, and zinc die cast parts are 100 percent recyclable.
Zinc die cast products can save material, energy and process costs.
Zinc die cast parts can be cast ready to install, cold formed and require little reworking
Low melting temperatures and short melting times and flow paths reduce energy requirements
Very good strength allows the production of thin-walled