Diecasting

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. 

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Case Studies

  • Miniature Zinc Die Casting Replaced Low Volume Brass Component at a 500% Unit Cost Savings

    Miniature Zinc Die Casting Replaced Low Volume Brass Component at a 500% Unit Cost Savings

    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.

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  • Handle and Lock Assembly

    Handle and Lock Assembly

    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.

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