Die Casting is a versatile process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds. These molds, called dies, can be designed to produce complex shapes with a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Parts can be sharply defined, with smooth or textured surfaces, and are suitable for a wide variety of attractive and serviceable finishes.
The efficiency and economy of zinc die castings make them among the highest volume, mass-produced items manufactured by the metalworking industry, and they can be found in thousands of consumer, commercial and industrial products.
For small component production, Miniature 4-Slide Zinc and ZA-8 die casting can offer very significant unit cost savings for a range of machined parts, even with low production volumes. Sourcing this close-toleranced part for a medical device from CNC machined brass to miniature die cast zinc— produced to net shape— is a prime example.Download Case Study
In both residential and commercial construction projects, architects are frequently asked to design large windows and sliding glass doors. Sliding doors must be easy and comfortable to operate from either inside or outside and it must be possible to lock them. Zinc alloy has been used to produce this handle and lock assembly for sliding doors because it can meet the manufacturer’s exacting requirement for a strong and durable material.Download Case Study
This issue of the ESD Newsletter includes formation of new zinc coalition to challenge restrictions on zinc in WAView News Article
February 2015 issue of IZA Highlights focuses on HeTAP to address regulations for human health relating to metalsView News Article
This issue provides recaps of recent events, including general galvanizing conferences, zinc corrosion session at Metal Expo, and technical seminars. Also included are outside publications that have recently featured IZA's work.View News Article
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