Zinc Die Casting Parts
Zinc is a natural element found as a component of the earth’s crust. With deposits spread widely throughout the world, zinc ores are extracted in more than 50 countries. Added as a dietary supplement in vitamins, facial creams and sun blockers, zinc is an indispensable part of our daily lives.
While zinc has applications in many consumer products, zinc is primarily used in industry. The largest single use for zinc today is for galvanizing steel to provide protection from corrosion. The second largest use for zinc is the production of zinc die castings. There are a number of reasons why designers and engineers take advantage of the inherent benefits of zinc die castings in component design. Principally, the reasons are quite simple: zinc die castings are strong, they are economical, and they can often be cast to the exact shape required without the need for additional machining.