CHOOSE ZINC AND YOU CAN BE A WINNER TOO

There are many advantages and benefits when you choose zinc as your material. Furthermore, at Zinkteknik we make sure to create additional competitive advantages by using the material absolutely optimally in terms of economy, the environment and design. Here are some examples that we hope will inspire you to contact us. Welcome!

Examples of product solutions

Repeat accuracy

Zinc is a material that does not permit variations. This, combined with our expertise and control of process parameters ensures very high repeat accuracy. The result is that cast products are identical regardless of the number of runs. This guarantees the efficiency of subsequent assembly work, which is often fully automated.

 
Antenna socket
Previously made from magnesium
 
Car seat bushing
Previously turned from steel
 
Connector
Previously made from sheet-metal
 

Cost savings

The low melting point and hence short cooling time mean that we can produce more products in less time. We can also combine several operations in a single casting and hence eliminate costly machining.

 
Toothed pulley
Previously made from aluminium, Zinkteknik gave the customer a cost saving of around 80%.
 
Banknote plate
Previously made from sheet-metal. Zinkteknik gave the customer a better product for 1/3 of the cost.
 
Extension catch
Previously made from brass. Zinkteknik gave the customer a cost saving of around 80%.
 
Circuit card holder
Previously made from sheetmetal. Zinkteknik gave the customer a significant cost saving.

Tool life

The low melting point of zinc also minimises tool wear. This, combined with our knowledge of tool design, means that we can usually give a lifetime guarantee on the tools we provide.

 
Corner piece
Previously made from aluminium. 100,000 units produced each year. Tool life is now 10 times longer than before.
 
Safety belt catch
So far we have made 8 million parts using the same tool

Tolerances

Zinc is a stable metal that varies little. This, combined with our advanced production machinery, high quality tools and knowledge of how to handle materials and machines, means that we can meet tolerances below 5/100 right from the start.

 
Antenna part for satellite phone
Zinc’s inherent properties made it possible to manufacture this part.
 
Sewing machine body
Zinc’s inherent properties made it possible to manufacture this part.
 
Shielding enclosure
Previously made from sheet-metal.
 

Environmental factors

The low energy requirements of zinc together with our strict environmental requirements mean that we can honestly recommend zinc from the environmental point of view.

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Pump counterweight
Previously made from lead/mercury.
 

Kapacitet

The low melting point of zinc and its rapid solidification mean that we can use our manufacturing facilities to the full and hence achieve a very high production output.

 
Base station chassis
We can produce 20,000 units a week using a single-shot tool.
 
Antenna socket
Made as a one-piece casting, including thread, at a rate of 250–300,000 per week per casting machine.

Strength

The mechanical properties of zinc, see table, mean that you get a very tough product, even if it contains cavities, undercuts, slots, etc.

 
Handle core
Previously made from plastic. A stronger core was required for durability.
 
Rail
Was to be made from plastic, but zinc was chosen instead for durability.