On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Incorporating Zinc Die Casting Thin-Wall Technology into Lightweight Automotive Applications


In recent years, much research and development has been accomplished in thin-wall technology within the zinc die casting industry. These developments have shown the ability of zinc die castings to be comparable in strength and weight to other lighter-weight materials — at a lower cost. This 30-minute Webinar will detail advancements in thin-wall technology and the zinc die casting industry.

Topics include:

  • An in-depth look at recent research accomplishments in thin-wall technology
  • A showcase of today’s processing technology in the zinc die casting industry
  • An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Martin Gagné, Principal, ZELIXIR Inc.

Martin Gagné has 30 years of experience working with zinc metal products, primarily on zinc coatings, castings, and energy applications and currently serves as the Principal of ZELIXIR Inc. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Toronto and master’s degree in engineering from McMaster University. He is an award-winning public speaker, who has more than 60 published papers and one patent. Martin works primarily with national and international trade associations for technology transfer and market development of zinc products.

Ryan Winter, Vice President, Engineering Services, Eastern Alloys

Ryan Winter has more than 20 years of experience in the zinc die casting industry and currently serves as the Vice President of Engineering Services at Eastern Alloys. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering and an MBA from the University of Utah. He has a comprehensive understanding of the zinc die casting industry in North America, contributes frequently to industry-wide zinc die casting market development activities, and often speaks at international conferences. Ryan is an expert in diagnosing die casting defects and is the main developer of the high-strength alloy EZAC®.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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