Product Design for Die Casting


 

The term product design defines the process of designing a new product that has to be marketed in a specific business, taking into account not only its aesthetical characteristics but also its functions and its production cycle. Indeed, the product must meet the final user expectations while simultaneously be compliant with the production process. 

by Arianna Piersigilli December 11, 2018

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

Functional beauty: the case of Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503

by Arianna Piersigilli October 18, 2018

Functional beauty: the case of Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503


In this post we are going to describe the business philosophy of functional beauty. Starting from this philosophy, Bruschi created Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503, a design coffee machine that led the company to the victory of the prestigious European Zinc Die Casting Competition for design in 2016.

by Arianna Piersigilli October 18, 2018

Coating, plating and other kind of surface treatments

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 29, 2018

Coating, plating and other kind of surface treatments


In this post we are going to list and define the most common surface treatments for zinc die casting and their effects, and we are going to present three case studies in which the application of a specific treatment helped in improving the overall performance of the component.

by Marcello Cazzaniga June 29, 2018

Focus on Surface Finishing

by Caterina Tosca May 21, 2018

Focus on Surface Finishing


In this post we are going to describe what is meant with surface finishing and we will explain why it is important to take them in consideration from the designing phase of a component, giving some advice for the optimization of the most critical points.

by Caterina Tosca May 21, 2018

How to avoid defects in die casting surface treatments: painting and varnish

by Caterina Tosca April 9, 2018

How to avoid defects in die casting surface treatments: painting and varnish


In this post we are going to analyze some surface defects in die casting linked to errors in the painting process of zinc die cast products.

by Caterina Tosca April 9, 2018

Die casting surface treatments: avoiding blisters, pitting and other defects in plating

by Caterina Tosca March 5, 2018

Die casting surface treatments: avoiding blisters, pitting and other defects in plating


In this post we are going to list the most common defects in zinc die casting surface treatments, and how to prevent them. These are the defects we are going to analyze in the post:

  • Blisters
  • Pitting
  • Burnings
  • Nodules
  • Flaking
by Caterina Tosca March 5, 2018

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.

In this article we will discuss zinc die casting finishes applied to the most common products or components in building sector:

  • Chroming
  • Gilding
  • White zinc plating
  • Painting
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 manufactured item, product or component surface with the purpose of reaching client requirements and improve functional and aesthetical quality of a product.

Zinc die casting finishes can be divided into different categories: processing techniques and finishes.

The first type concerns mechanical processes applied in order to change product surface without applying any particular coating, while the second type regards every galvanic or aesthetic treatment requested by clients.

Is important to say that usually zinc die casting finishes requirements are given by clients, but die caster experience can make the difference: a vertical supplier for zinc material is able to suggest the best way to improve processes but also costs, maintaining product performances.

In fact in this article we are going to explain the reason why this is possible.

by Martina Fagnani April 7, 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 product or component 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.

Black zinc as part of zinc plating

by Martina Fagnani March 30, 2017