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

How to reduce casting defects through mold design

by Arianna Piersigilli March 7, 2019

How to reduce casting defects through mold design


In this post we are going to analyze a case study that explains how to reduce casting defects through mold design. Due to mold wear condition components started to show superficial defects: Bruschi engineers have thus introduced improvements in order to reduce casting defects.

by Arianna Piersigilli March 7, 2019

Simulation for HPDC: die maintenance and optimization of set up

by Marcello Cazzaniga September 27, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: die maintenance and optimization of set up


In this post we are going to explore two case study: the first one is dedicated to resolving issues with die maintenance for a component of automotive sector, while the second one regards the optimization of set up parameters for a component of small domestic appliances.

by Marcello Cazzaniga September 27, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: shrinkage porosity case study

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 28, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: shrinkage porosity case study


In this post we are going to explore a case study dedicated to the improvement of mechanical characteristics, by reducing shrinkage porosity in a component for building sector. 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 August 28, 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

Simulation for HPDC: scrap reduction case study

by Marcello Cazzaniga July 23, 2018

Simulation for HPDC: scrap reduction case study


In this series of posts, we are going to explain the importance of simulation for HPDC (High Pressure Die Casting) through the presentation of different case studies, in which simulation played a crucial role.

by Marcello Cazzaniga July 23, 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

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

Process Optimization for Die Casting Cycle Time Reduction

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 22, 2017

Process Optimization for Die Casting Cycle Time Reduction


In the current industrial context, reducing production times will become ever more crucial to offer customers an optimal product in the shortest time possible, with consistent cost savings.

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 22, 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