The best zinc alloys for hot chamber die casting

by Arianna Piersigilli April 4, 2019

The best zinc alloys for hot chamber die casting


Thanks to their excellent mechanical and physical properties zinc alloys are a perfect material for die casting: they are indeed resistant, fluid, durable and rigid. But which are the best zinc alloys for hot chamber die casting? In this post we are going to analyze the different characteristics of zinc alloys for hot chamber die casting in order to define the best choice on the basis of the features that the final product requires.

by Arianna Piersigilli April 4, 2019

Zinc Die Casting for small appliances: components for coffee machines

by Arianna Piersigilli January 8, 2019

Zinc Die Casting for small appliances: components for coffee machines


Zinc is a material that can be employed in several manufacturing sectors, including the branch of small appliances. The following post describes the main advantages of the use of zinc for the production of small appliances components, specifically of coffee machines components.

by Arianna Piersigilli January 8, 2019

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 explain how to prevent them. We are going to analyze the following defects: blisters, pitting, burnings, nodules and 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.

by Giovanni Lista April 10, 2017