On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using Zinc Die Casting Concepts and Technology to Achieve Precision, Performance, and Pricing Design Targets

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The range of properties available across the family of Zinc Die Casting Alloys, combined with the multiple options for casting zinc, provides unparalleled flexibility for product manufacturing. Zinc die casting is one of the most cost-effective manufacturing processes for high-volume components and also for smaller product runs. Zinc alloys have superior strength, conductivity, and surface finish compared to many other materials. The high casting fluidity of zinc allows for the most intricate product designs. Combining the appropriate zinc alloy and casting process can improve product properties and manufacturing productivity and lower processing costs to meet precision, performance, and price targets.

This 30-minute presentation explores the precision, performance, and price advantage provided by zinc die castings’ unique combination, which delivers substantial cost-saving opportunities for many industries.

This webinar will:

  • Review available zinc die casting processes
  • Compare the physical and mechanical properties of zinc die casting alloys with other manufacturing materials
  • Provide information on surface finishing
  • Introduce new Zinc Die Casting Alloys
  • Introduce design options for light-weighting zinc die castings
  • Discuss solutions in zinc across a range of industries that highlight the advantages of zinc die castings.

Speakers:

Martin Gagné, Principal, ZELIXIR Inc.

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

Ryan Winter, Vice President of Engineering Services, Eastern Alloys

Ryan Winter serves as the Vice President of Engineering Services for Eastern Alloys. He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering and an MBA from the University of Utah and has more than 21 years of experience in the zinc die casting industry. Ryan has a comprehensive understanding of the zinc die casting industry in North America, contributes frequently to industrywide zinc die casting market-development activities, and often speaks at international conferences. He is an expert in diagnosing die casting defects and is the main developer of the high-strength alloy EZAC

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