Why Zinc Castings?
Zinc casting alloys are stronger than reinforced molded polymers and zinc’s hardness, self lubricating properties, dimensional stability and high modulus make it suitable for working mechanical parts, such as gears and pinions, that would be less durable if molded from polymers.
Zinc’s excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, as well as precise casting tolerances, make it an ideal material choice for heat sinks, electrical components and applications requiring electromagnetic shielding.
Zinc can be cast at moderate temperatures thus providing significant energy and processing savings over other metals and engineering alloys.
Zinc castings also accept a broad assortment of finishes allowing almost any desired aesthetic characteristic and coating durability to be achieved.
For example, zinc castings can be made to look like solid gold, weathered brass, stainless steel, and even leather And, because of zinc’s density, cast zinc parts provide a feel of substance and durability that simply cannot be matched by plastic components.