Parts made of zinc. Die casting part production has been a way of manufacturing parts for over a century. This technique of making parts of various sizes by melting nonferrous metals and injecting them into molds have been found to be especially useful in mass production. Historically, die casting is used for the production of printer’s type. Die casting of other shapes soon followed as various applications for the production method were discovered. What started out as a production method using predominantly tin and lead, the die casting method eventually found zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper to be workable materials.
The most popular alloy to die cast is Zinc alloy. It is a material that is strong and hard with high thermal conductivity. It is also inexpensive as a raw material that is why it is preferred by most manufacturers of all types of zinc parts. It also has an excellent thin wall capability that lessens the occurrence of incomplete parts due to molten metal not flowing through thin walls fast enough before hardening. Zinc is also highly resistant to corrosion making for die cast parts that are durable.
Furthermore, there are various types of zinc parts that are manufactured using the zinc die casting process. Die casting of these types of zinc parts are popular production options for a number of industries. Among those parts that are manufactured through zinc die casting are: electronic connectors, chassis and frames, mobile phone antennae, mechanical gears, switches, fasteners, automotive components, and golf clubs. There are a lot more parts that are made from zinc die castings. While a number of parts have already been replaced with plastic moldings due to reasons of cost and practicality, zinc die casting parts still remain to be the choice of materials for most industries requiring strength and durability.