Longer Tool Life
A typical zinc mold can last 10 times as long as an aluminum mold. The die-casting process for zinc is much less corrosive to the mold than aluminum. If the tool cost is a large percentage of the production costs, using zinc instead of aluminum can provide significant savings.
The hot-chamber process has a much higher cycle-rate, allowing us to produce more parts in the same amount of time. The time savings transfers into cost savings for our customers. While aluminum is typically ladled into the mold, we are able to inject zinc into our molds.