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SST – Salt Spray Test Resistance: focus on automotive sector

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 8, 2017

SST – Salt Spray Test Resistance: focus on automotive sector

In this article we are going to analyze a particular corrosion test called Salt Spray Test - SST, normally used to test coatings for automotive parts, in order to test their salt or mist resistance.

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 8, 2017

Cost Reduction with Zinc Alloys in the Automotive Industry

by Martina Fagnani April 26, 2017

Cost Reduction with Zinc Alloys in the Automotive Industry


Zinc is very versatile material: a combination of factors makes it a unique material from various perspectives, certainly from a cost point of view. According to that, the application of die cast zinc alloy components in the automotive industry can be an efficient solution to reduce production costs while maintaining the high levels of resistance, service life and hardness required by that sector.

by Martina Fagnani April 26, 2017

Metal corrosion in automotive parts

by Martina Fagnani April 12, 2017

Metal corrosion in automotive parts


Just like atmospheric environment, which is different for corrosivity depending on where people are located in the world, the same is for metal corrosion in automotive parts: for example in Sweden the automotive environment is quite aggressive because of humid climate and of the use of de-icing salts causing metals corrosion.

by Martina Fagnani April 12, 2017

Zinc Die Casting Finishes for Building Sector

by Giovanni Lista April 10, 2017

Zinc Die Casting Finishes for Building Sector


One of the main fields of application for zinc alloy products is surely the building sector. Depending on the position of the component and its visibility, various surface treatments are required to improve aesthetics and functionality.

by Giovanni Lista April 10, 2017

Zinc die casting finishes: experience makes the difference

by Martina Fagnani April 7, 2017

Zinc die casting finishes: experience makes the difference


Zinc die casting finishes are processes applied in order to modify surfaces of manufactured items, products or components with the purpose of reaching client requirements and improve functional and aesthetical quality of a product.

by Martina Fagnani April 7, 2017

Die casting defects: Internal and Superficial

by Martina Fagnani April 6, 2017

Die casting defects: Internal and Superficial


The main die casting defects which occur during die casting can be divided in categories related to different phases of production process: die casting, pre-finishing,  machining operations and surface finishing. In particular in this article we are going to analyze defects related to the first category: die casting.

by Martina Fagnani April 6, 2017

What is black zinc treatment?

by Martina Fagnani March 30, 2017

What is black zinc treatment?

Black zinc is a zinc plating treatment which gives aesthetic and functional characteristics to products' surface. In this article we are going to deeply and technically analyze this treatment but, first of all, it could be useful to have an introduction on zinc plating main characteristics and which different types are most commonly used.

by Martina Fagnani March 30, 2017

Optimizing die casting surface finish for automotive

by Giovanni Lista March 27, 2017

Optimizing die casting surface finish for automotive


The automotive industry has requirements that are both functional and aesthetic when designing a component which should be produced by using die casting process. The main aspect a die caster will seek to ensure is oxidation prevention, therefore requirement on component is to extend resistance to atmospheric agents.

by Giovanni Lista March 27, 2017

How die casting finish can help reducing product cost

by Martina Fagnani March 20, 2017

How die casting finish can help reducing product cost


It may seem impossible but it is not! Reducing costs adding a die casting finish is really possible. The trick is just trusting your supplier and its expertise: collaboration with it in co-design terms. Starting a collaboration with suppliers can help clients to find a suitable solution to obtain the same requirements: with new solutions, but less costs.

by Martina Fagnani March 20, 2017

Diecast finishes for casting process

by Martina Fagnani March 17, 2017

Diecast finishes for casting process


Diecast finishes are every industrial processes applied to modify product or component surface in order to improve its aesthetic or technical quality. These processes are applied to improve or modify electrical conductivity, remove burrs and other flaws and for many other reasons. Furthermore, diecast finishes allow obtaining the desired aesthetic feature and coating durability.

by Martina Fagnani March 17, 2017