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Advantages of Zinc Die Castings Over Other Manufacturing Techniques

Zinc Die Casting

Design engineers turn to zinc die castings for component parts because the manufacturing process combines precision and cost-effectiveness with the exceptional mechanical and physical properties of zinc alloys. Below are just a few of the reasons why you should consider zinc die castings instead of plastic moldings, stampings, castings, or forgings from Creco Cast when designing your new product.

Zinc die casting vs. plastic molding - Zinc die casting produces stronger parts with closer tolerances that have greater stability and durability. Zinc die cast parts have greater resistance to temperature extremes than molded plastic parts and superior electrical properties.

Zinc die castings vs. sand castings- Zinc die castings produce parts with thinner walls, closer dimensional limits and smoother surfaces. Production is faster and labor costs per casting are lower. Finishing costs are also less.

Zinc die casting vs. permanent mold casting- Zinc die casting offers the same advantages versus permanent molding as it does compared with sand casting.

Zinc die castings vs. forgings - Zinc die castings produce more complex shapes with closer tolerances, thinner walls and lower finishing costs. Cast coring holes are not available with forging.

Zinc die casting vs. stamping - Zinc die casting produces complex shapes with variations possible in section thickness. One zinc die casting may replace several stampings, resulting in reduced assembly time.

Zinc die castings vs. screw machine products - Zinc die castings produces shapes that are difficult or impossible from bar or tubular stock, while maintaining tolerances without tooling adjustments.   Zinc die castings require fewer operations and reduce waste and scrap.

Consider These Additional Benefits of Zinc Die Casting...

Broad Market Appeal - Zinc die castings are important components of products ranging from toys to electronic components. Parts can be as simple as a sink faucet or as complex as a connector housing.

Cost Savings - Zinc die casting is an efficient, economical process offering a broader range of shapes and components than any other manufacturing technique. What's more, zinc die castings provide integral fastening elements, such as bosses and studs. Holes can be cored and made to tap, or external threads can be cast. Finally, parts can be cast with thin walls and other defining features.

Precision - Zinc die casting produces multi-cavity, complex shapes within closer tolerances than many other production processes. In addition to producing high volume runs of virtually identical parts, zinc die casting produces rugged heat and wear resistant parts that are dimensionally stable, while maintaining exceptionally close tolerances.

EMI/RFI Shielding - The zinc die casting process produces parts with excellent EMI/RFI shielding characteristics, allowing the zinc die casting to act as an electrical ground for internal circuits.  Zinc die castings are stronger than plastic parts with similar dimensions. Plus, because zinc die castings do not consist of separate parts welded or fastened together, the strength is that of the alloy rather than the joining process.

Outstanding Finish - Zinc die cast parts can be manufactured with smooth or textured surfaces, and are easily plated or finished with minimal surface preparation.

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