Simulation for HPDC: surface aesthetical quality in automotive

by Marcello Cazzaniga November 6, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: surface aesthetical quality in automotive



In this post we are going to explore a case study dedicated to
surface aesthetical quality in automotive. This post is part of a series in which we explain the importance of simulation for HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) through the presentation of real life cases.

by Marcello Cazzaniga November 6, 2018

The importance of zinc die casting in automotive industry

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 6, 2018

The importance of zinc die casting in automotive industry


The process of zinc die casting is highly popular for making parts in building and industrial fields, but its most common application is in automotive industry. In fact, cars have different parts that can be crafted through die casting, so much so that the modern process of die casting originally started for automotive industry.

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 6, 2018

Advantages of Zinc for automotive die casting exterior parts

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 5, 2017

Advantages of Zinc for automotive die casting exterior parts


Developing automotive die casting exterior parts could be a solution to allow a wide scale of surfaces, structural characteristics and production capabilities. In details zinc alloys allows expanded styles in shape construction and precision in tighter angle tolerances.

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 5, 2017

Zinc pressure die casting improves perception of car interior value

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 15, 2017
Topics: automotive
Topics: automotive

Zinc pressure die casting improves perception of car interior value

By using zinc pressure die casting is possible to obtain innovative shapes and unconventional finishing: in fact zinc alloy is the ideal material to produce components or products aligned to customers’s aims, by reaching higher aesthetic values.

Zinc pressure die casting allows a better mix of strength, toughness, rigidity, bearing, performance and economical castability if compared to other materials. Its properties are better than other materials such as aluminum, magnesium, bronze, plastic and other cast irons in case of high aesthetic value requirement.

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 15, 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 alloys is very versatile material. A combination of factors make it unique material from various perspectives, certainly the cost aspect.

In according to that, the application of die cast zinc alloy components in the automotive industry can be an efficient solution to reduce production costs whilst maintaining the high levels of resistance, service life and hardness required by that sector.

Following are some of the advantages that make zinc a strategic material when striving for cost reduction for a company that is active in the automotive sector.

These are factors to bear in mind when considering zinc as an option:

  • Production costs
  • Surface treatments
  • Machining precision
  • Technical characteristics
  • Energy savings
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 caused by humid climate and by the use of de-icing salts causing metals corrosion.

Corrosion is a natural process, that changes metals to a more stable form, it is the gradual materials destruction due to chemical or electrochemical reaction with the environment.

by Martina Fagnani April 12, 2017