Please be careful about these assumptions, because on the surface they are sometimes true! But if you have a conversation with a group of engineers at Brillcast, you’ll find that there are advantages to thinking differently about these stereotypes regarding zinc.
Our engineers are experts on the capabilities of zinc and all the design options that can help make your project possible. In certain cases, we can even come up with ways to make a part lighter, more efficient and less expensive. Especially with our new zinc alloys (EZAC and HF alloy) we are extremely enthusiastic about diving into the engineering and design process to find ways to make your part better. If you’ve always used aluminum die casting, it’s important to remember that these two metals have very different capabilities. Sometimes, even though a part in zinc seems like it would be much heavier, there are ways to engineer around the weight in zinc that can’t be done in aluminum.
Our engineers work with your design staff to assure that your die cast components can be manufactured with the desired characteristics in the most cost effective manner. Using simulation software to provide a "virtual prototype" we can begin to optimize the design prior to supplying components for design validation.
In our experience this process provides customers with the shortest time to market for new zinc diecast components. Brillcast engineers have access to state-of-the-art software and simulation systems. They are the best at what they do, so if you have any questions about zinc please contact us and we can set up a meeting to see if zinc could work for your project.