The characteristics of die-cast zinc alloys include:
Excellent Strength and Ductility
Many mechanical parts are produced by die casting. Zinc alloys can withstand extreme pressure up to 60,000 psi. Due to its superb ductility, zinc alloy die castings are suitable for riveting, bending and crimping.
Ultra-Thin Casting Wall Design
High fluidity, strength and hardness of zinc alloys allow for extremely thin casting wall designs to reduce product weight and save material costs.
Superior Thermal Properties
Zinc alloy die castings have excellent thermal conductivity. They are often used as a heatsink for electronics or products that require electromagnetic shielding. Some die-cast zinc alloys are used for fire protection.
Outstanding Casting Forming Ability
Zinc alloys can be die-cast into precision components with a smaller tolerance range than other metals, eliminating or significantly reducing machining process to reduce production costs.
Reduce Assembly Process
Instead of separating into various parts, the entire component can be die-casted into one piece, eliminating the need for expensive manual assembly.
Elimination of Bearings and Bushings
The remarkable bearing and wear characteristics of zinc alloys allow for greater flexibility in design, reducing secondary manufacturing costs by eliminating small bushings and wear components.
Short Production Lead Time and Long Tooling Life
The die-casting lead time for zinc alloys is shorter than that of aluminium or magnesium alloys. Besides, the mould life typically yields more than one million parts, resulting in a significant reduction in the cost of tooling and machine wear.
Possible to Choose Low, Medium and High Yields
Zinc alloy is suitable for different casting processes, appropriate casting process can be selected according to the size and quantity of different products for costs saving.