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
An update on IZA's progress in various programs in China--available in English and ChineseView News Article
In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits.View News Article
In conjunction with the 3rd International Zinc Die Casting Conference, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 13-14 June 2013, The International Zinc Association (IZA) will organize the 2013 European Zinc Die Casting Competition.View News Article
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