Thinner Walls, Stronger Parts
Zinc alloys are stronger per weight than other materials. This means zinc castings may be produced with thin walls and less material and still be designed to optimize strength in ways other materials cannot. Aluminum’s cost per pound may appear less, but aluminum castings require more material and cost for the same strength.
Tighter Tolerances, Less Machining
Zinc alloys allow us to produce parts with tighter tolerances than aluminum or plastic. Not only is zinc’s precision better in general, but it allows us to design features that do not require more expensive machining as would be required by use of a different material.
Zinc alloys have high fluidity when the alloy is molten, producing a resilient casting with greater impact resistance and rigidity than its plastic and aluminum counterparts.
The surface of a zinc casting allows for great adhesion of many finishes to its surface, from powder coatings to plated finishes.
Zinc can be cast using a wide range of alloys to maximize strength, rigidity, or fluidity.