In today’s manufacturing industry, die casting is one of the most popular methods used for producing complex metal components. When it comes to choosing the right material for die casting, zinc alloys are an excellent choice over other materials. The unique properties of zinc alloys (high fluidity, and low melting temperature) make them highly suitable for die casting applications.
Why is zinc a great alloy for your design?
At Deco Products, we prioritize the advantage of using zinc as a casting material. Zinc alloys offer numerous benefits that make it an excellent choice for your design.
One of the many advantages is its ability to create features that cannot be achieved with other materials. When zinc is melted, it becomes highly fluid compared to other materials and as such, allows the production of parts with complex and critical design features.
Zinc’s precision in the die casting process allows for features like thin walls, ribs, and grooves for a better strength to weight ratio and improved thermal conductivity.
What is zinc alloy?
The term refers to zinc-based metal alloys that contain varying amounts of copper, aluminum, and magnesium.
These metals are combined with zinc to create a material that has excellent mechanical and physical properties.
In particular, the addition of copper, aluminum, or magnesium can improve the strength and rigidity of the alloy. Zinc alloys are also highly versatile and can be easily machined or coated to suit a variety of needs.
Tight tolerances with Zinc Alloys
Zinc alloys can achieve tight tolerances during the die casting process, making them a popular choice for producing precision parts. The ability to achieve tight tolerances is due to several factors:
High fluidity: Molten zinc alloys have excellent flow and can be easily molded into complex shapes.
Low shrinkage: Zinc alloys have a low shrinkage rate during the solidification process.
Consistent material properties: Zinc alloys have consistent material properties.
Precision Zinc Die Casting reduces cost.
One of the primary reasons that zinc alloys are utilized in die casting is their suitability for complex designs. With zinc alloy material, all features can be designed into the mold. This precision in the design process eliminates the need for additional machining of parts, saving time and cost.
Zinc alloys can create features that cannot be achieved with other materials. When zinc is melted, it becomes highly fluid compared to other materials, allowing for precision zinc die casting. As mentioned above, zinc alloys can achieve tight tolerances, ensuring that the final product meets the required specifications without extra secondary operations which can save significant costs.
Zinc is a lightweight, non-toxic, and corrosion resistant metal and since it has a low melting temperature, it cools quicker and thus production rates are high—keeping costs low. Furthermore, zinc alloys are cost effective and can be easily recycled, making them a sustainable choice for die casting.
Keeping costs low is an important way that zinc can help ensure project success!