ZINC DIE CASTING CAPABILITIES
Our zine die casting range in size from 100 tons to 1000 tons, producing zinc die casting components for low or high volume production programs. We can make zinc hot chamber die casting, aluminum-zinc hot or cold chamber high pressure die casting, also aluminum die casting. Process monitoring, press side imaging, robotics, flow simulation, perpetual tooling, and tool maintenance programs are utilized to extend tool life, save cost, and time, and provide high quality die castings. From part conception and thorough prototyping to assembling finished product.
Our trained Metallurgists ensure that all alloys meet the specifications through continual chemical and physical analysis.
Zinc alloys are the easy to high pressure diecast. They offer high ductility, and impact strength, and can be easily plated. Zinc alloys have a lower melting point than aluminum which can assist in improving die life.
Our alloys include:
Zinc: Zamak-2, Zamak-3, Zamak-5, Zamak-7
Zinc-Aluminum: ZA-8, ZA-12, and ZA-27,and ACuZinc-5.
ZA alloys are zinc-based die casting materials that have a higher aluminum content than standard zinc alloys. These alloys have high strength characteristics also high hardness and well bearing properties.
ZINC MOLD FLOW TESTING
FUERD uses the internationally recognized CAM simulation technology to optimize tool design and zinc casting quality.
CAM simulation capabilities provide a better understanding of zinc injection mold filling, solidification, mechanical properties, thermal stresses, and distortions. Fully menu-driven with an integrated solid modeler, CASD interfaces, and extensive databases, CAM provides a complete solution for design, production, and quality departments.
Steel Injection Mold Castings
CNC Machining and Hog-outs
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
ZINC SURFACE FINISHING
FUERD will manage customer finishing requirements to ensure parts meet specifications in both a timely and cost effective manner. Our zinc surface finishing included:
Powder Coating (electrostatic application)
Silk Screening and Stenciling
Surface Conditioning (shot and bead blasting)
Application of zinc die casting
Zinc die casting is a manufacturing process that involves injecting molten zinc into a mold to create complex and precise metal parts. This process offers a wide range of applications across various industries due to its ability to produce high-quality, detailed, and cost-effective components. Some common applications of zinc die casting include:
Automotive Industry: Zinc die casting is widely used in the automotive sector to produce various components such as engine parts, transmission housings, brackets, handles, knobs, decorative trim, and more. The process's ability to produce intricate shapes and details makes it suitable for manufacturing parts with both functional and aesthetic requirements.
Electronics: Many electronic devices and components rely on zinc die-cast parts for their durability, electromagnetic shielding, and heat dissipation properties. Examples include connectors, housings for electronic devices, antenna components, and structural elements.
Consumer Goods: Zinc die casting is utilized in the production of a wide range of consumer products, including locks, faucets, door handles, toys, luggage hardware, and fashion accessories. The process allows for the creation of intricate designs and detailed features.
Medical Equipment: Zinc die casting is applied in the medical field to create components such as instrument handles, surgical equipment, and various medical device components. The high precision and repeatability of the process are crucial for ensuring the functionality and safety of medical equipment.
Hardware and Tools: Many tools and hardware items are manufactured using zinc die casting, including hand tools, power tool components, and hardware for construction and home improvement.
Industrial Machinery: Zinc die-cast parts find use in industrial machineries, such as pumps, valves, brackets, and various other structural components due to their strength, durability, and ability to be produced in large quantities.
Lighting Fixtures: The process is commonly used to manufacture various lighting components, including lamp bases, decorative accents, reflectors, and housing for light fixtures.
Appliance Industry: Zinc die casting contributes to the production of components for household appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, ovens, and air conditioners.
Aerospace: While not as common as in some other industries, zinc die casting is employed for producing certain aerospace components where its characteristics match the requirements of the application.
Telecommunications: Zinc die-cast parts can be found in telecommunications equipment, such as connectors, housings for networking devices, and antenna components.
Zinc die casting offers a combination of versatility, high production rates, tight tolerances, and cost-efficiency, making it a valuable choice for various industries seeking to produce intricate and durable metal components.