Zinc die casting has the ability to manufacture light weight parts due to the unique combination of strength and fluidity. Zinc’s unique combination of strength and fluidity also allows these parts to be made with very unique designs and shapes. Manufacturing light weight zinc helps reduce costs in shipping and handling, manufacturing, and energy; overall helping the environment and reducing production costs.
Zinc has the ability to be cast with a wall thickness of about 0.2 millimeters. An example of a thin walled part is pictured below.
When a zinc die casting is made with thin walls, features such as ribs can still be included into the design to increase metal flow, strength, and rigidity. Zinc die castings are much less costly than aluminum castings, and with specific design features, zinc die castings can maintain the same strength and lightness as the original aluminum design.
Many parts can be transferred from aluminum, or another die casting metal, to zinc. If you have a part that is currently being cast in aluminum, and you are trying to find a way to reduce costs, consider casting with zinc. Deco Products has expert engineers to assist in part design to ensure parts maintain features such as strength and thinness.
To learn more about manufacturing zinc die cast parts watch the video below by the International Zinc Association!
Deco Products has been a reliable “Made in USA” zinc die cast manufacturer since 1960. Deco Products provides exceptional service and quality products for a multitude of industries. A few services Deco Products provides are custom precision engineered zinc die-casting, powder coating, assembly, CNC Machining, and DFM-Part Design. Deco has been a stable and reliable supplier to the industry and continuously strives for being the best value for its key partner/customers.
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