Zinc is a very hard metal that offers high mechanical strength. Die casting methods may be used to quickly produce inexpensive high-precision zinc products with a very fine surface finish. Zinc can be recycled without a loss in quality with low energy consumption.

General facts

Zinc has been known since the 3rd millennium before Christ when it was mainly used as a chemical component of brass alloys. Its industrial use started in 1743 when the first zinc works opened in Bristol, UK. This metal can be used for a wide variety of applications: to provide corrosion protection of steel parts, as a negative electrode in batteries, or in the form of zinc sheets in building construction. In the die casting industry, zinc is highly appreciated for being inexpensive, its easy shaping characteristics and excellent material properties. In addition, zinc is one of the essential trace elements for biological metabolism.

Bound in ores, zinc is found relatively often in the earth’s crust. Due to the low energy demand required for extracting and recycling zinc, and the associated low emissions, this metal is very environmentally friendly in processing. Being a member of the zinc processing industry, we are obligated to recycle any raw materials extracted after their use. The product-specific recycling rate 
of zinc scrap amounts to 80-90%. 
Zinc is the guarantor of strict tolerances and high, reproducible accuracy. Here you can find more information about the suitability of this material for manufacturing your precision parts, and the solutions we have already implemented.