(Zamak 5, Z 410) The Industrilas product inventory includes die-cast items made of zinc. The alloy that is utilized is a mixture of zinc, aluminium, magnesium and copper. Industrilas uses the alloy ”Zamak 5” due to its superior qualities in the combination ease of casting/surface finish. Housings, inserts, handles, keys and hinges are all good examples of suitable die-cast products, even though all of these are also available in other materials. In certain demanding environments zinc is not the recommended metal, such as in a marine environment, or external vehicle components and situations where there is a risk of severe mechanical wear.
Die-casting is a manufacturing process that involves forcing hot, molten metal into the mould cavity made from a tool, which in turn can have varying degrees of design detail. When the metal, under pressure, has solidified, it is ejected from the mould cavity and the item is finished. After vibratory deburring and drying it is ready for surface treatments. The primary advantages of die-casting are the ability to stay within precise dimensional requirements, cast intricate items with good strength and corrosion resistance, and obtain a fine surface finish.
is the most common metal plating method, offering corrosion protection for steel items. The plating baths consist of cyanides in alkaline liquids.