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Zinc alloy die casting is a versatile and reliable manufacturing technology that enables the creation of complex components with high precision and strength for a wide range of industries. A crucial aspect of the production of zinc die-cast parts is the possibility of obtaining complex shapes adapted to modern design requirements, allowing for a harmonious balance between form and function to be achieved. In this post, we will explore the importance of achieving design excellence in zinc die casting and see how functional design can positively influence the success of a product.
Of all the modern manufacturing methods available today, the zinc alloy die-casting process proves to be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly processes. In fact, these alloys offer numerous advantages in terms of environmental and economic sustainability, which we will see below.
In this post, we will address the main problems concerning the possible casting defects that could arise in the die-casting process and which would compromise the success of subsequent surface treatment. This treatment, which can be a galvanic or a painting, can be carried out for aesthetic and functional reasons.
Zinc alloys are an excellent choice for creating and manufacturing appliance components. This blog post will explain why zinc alloys are widely used in this sector, highlighting their aesthetic, functional, environmental, and economic advantages.
Cavitation is a form of mold erosion that occurs during casting. In some critical areas of the dies, steel is removed and eroded by an aggression generated by micro-implosions of gases and vapors that occur during the filling of the cavity.
The rapid deterioration of the dies results in production stoppages and major maintenance operations that compromise the production efficiency.
In terms of mechanical strength, the breaking load is commonly defined as ultimate tensile stress (UTS), which is the maximum external force limit applied beyond which a material loses its functional specifications in terms of strength. Tensile strength tests vary according to the type of stress the material is subjected to, which we will describe later. In our case, are tests to be carried out on a component during production.
Zinc die casting is a process that consists in injecting the liquid metal under pressure into a mould, generally made of special steel, and letting it solidify. The die casting technique is the shortest way that leads from the metal in the liquid state to the finished product and has different fields of application (automotive above all, but also electronics, electromechanics, household appliances and in general all sectors that require non-ferrous metallic components).
A vertical approach to production starts from product co-design and mold design, followed by tool manufacturing and the definition of the die casting process.
The production cycle is eventually completed by additional treatments or processes, which allows the die caster to offer not only die cast parts, but also finished goods. This can also happen through to the cooperation with external, specialized partners.
More specifically, this post will deal with chrome plating and painting of zinc die castings.
This post deals with the fundamentals of die casting machines and their role in the whole die casting process. Moreover, the post gives an outlook on the sector's future perspectives.
In this post we will focus on zinc alloy actuators of large air conditioning systems, explaining what they are and how their components work.