Zinc is a part of the cycle of nature, and can be reused. Zinc melting point is low compared to most other materials. Thus the energy consumption when die casting zinc is reduced.
Die casted zinc meets the demand for creativity in the construction and design process. Several parts can be integrated into one common casted part. Self lubricating characteristics of the zinc alloy is used to avoid the use of lubrication bearings. For the benefit of total costs.
A lot of surface coating options are available in order to add more attractive aesthetic and functional characteristics to the zinc parts.
Long lasting durable zinc die casting moulds and fully automated production keeps the costs down.
Die casted zinc parts have a high mechanical strength, elasticity and impact ductility. Often die casted zinc parts are a better choice than for example parts in aluminium, plastic or milled parts.
Zinc is heavier than aluminium and magnesium, an advantage if you need a heavier component such as a lamp support. On the other hand die casted zinc parts can be optimized, and the weight reduced considerably – without affecting the strength and complexity.
Die casted zinc can have very small wall thickness, and very narrow tolerances make it possible to cast parts ready for installation of bearings. Precise and very small details can be included in the casting – even in complex geometries.
Die casted zinc has good electric and heat-conducting characteristics. An advantage if you have a high demand for heat transfer, but have limited space, as example in LED lighting systems.
Die casted zinc is sound absorbing therefore it is used for mechanics with movable parts, chains or the like. As example in remote window control systems, where noise should be minimized.
Die casted zinc has built in EMC protection. The shielding properties are optimal compared to traditional metal sheet solutions.