Zinc Die Casting

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Advantages of Zinc Die Castings vs. Other Processes
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 Lakeside Casting Solutions 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. These parts have greater resistance to temperature extremes than molded plastic parts and superior electrical properties.

Zinc die casting 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 casting vs. forging
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 cast part may replace several stampings, resulting in reduced assembly time.

Zinc die casting vs. screw machine products
Zinc die casting produces shapes that are difficult or impossible from bar or tubular stock, while maintaining tolerances without tooling adjustments. These 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.

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, it 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 cast to act as an electrical ground for internal circuits. Zinc die castings are stronger than plastic parts with similar dimensions. Plus, because they 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.

Longer Tool Life
Thousands and in some cases millions of components of identical zinc die castings can be produced before new tooling is required.

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