Zinc Die Casting

Fort Recovery Industries Your Trusted Zinc Die Casting Supplier

Since 1945, Fort Recovery Industries, Inc. has been a leading provider of pioneering casting solutions. As one of the few comprehensive, single-source zinc die casters, we deliver efficiency from the design stage through to finishing, assembly, and logistics.

At Fort Recovery Industries, our skilled team of engineers and technicians has extensive zinc die casting knowledge and experience. We work with a variety of zinc alloys, including #3 AND #8 zinc alloys to meet your specific requirements, ensuring optimal performance across diverse applications.

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Strategically situated in the midwestern United States, just an hour northwest of Dayton, Ohio, Fort Recovery Industries annually distributes over 55 million components worldwide. We proudly serve a diverse base of over 180 active clients across various sectors, including automotive, appliances, plumbing, electrical, furniture, and beyond.

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Here are just a few reasons why partnering with us for your zinc die casting needs will yield superior results.

Collaborative Engineering Support

Our dedicated team of engineers is available to assist you in optimizing your designs for zinc die casting. We offer a collaborative approach to maximize production, cost savings, and product performance. Our engineering assistance includes:

  • Design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis
  • Material selection and optimization
  • Tooling design consultation
  • Technical problem-solving and troubleshooting

Continuous Commitment to Quality

Quality is at the core of everything we do at Fort Recovery Industries. Our rigorous quality control measures ensure that your zinc die cast components meet or exceed industry standards through:

  • ISO 9001:2015 certification for Zinc Casting
  • In-house quality control and testing facilities
  • Regular audits and continuous improvement initiatives
  • High-precision inspection equipment

Considerable Zinc Die Casting Capacity

Our 10 Horizontal Hot Chamber Machines with capacities of 125 tons up to 800 tons, as well as 4 Miniature 4-slide machines, enable us to provide an annual zinc die casting capacity of over 12 million pounds. Our company continues to reinvest in additional die cast machines to regularly expand capacity. We utilize cutting-edge die casting technology to provide superior results for our clients. Our state-of-the-art equipment, software, and processes enable:

  • Intricate and detailed designs
  • Exceptional dimensional accuracy
  • Faster production times
  • Reduced material waste
  • Improved energy efficiency

Comprehensive In-House Tooling and Post-Casting Services

Fort Recovery Industries offers inclusive in-house services that streamline the production process and ensure quality control from concept to final delivery. Our capabilities include:

  • Tooling design and development
  • Tapping and precision CNC machining
  • Surface finishing and deburring
  • Surface finishing options, such as plating, powder coating, and painting
  • Assembly and sub-assembly
  • Logistics, packaging, and shipping

By choosing Fort Recovery Industries for your zinc die casting needs, you can expect:

  • Expertise in zinc alloys and applications
  • Advanced die casting technology for superior results
  • In-house tooling and post-casting services
  • Collaborative engineering support to optimize designs
  • Unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction

 

Experience the Fort Recovery advantage for your zinc die casting projects. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and discover how our commitment to excellence can elevate your products to new heights.

Fort Recovery Industries Zinc Die Casting FAQs

What is zinc die casting?

Zinc die casting is a manufacturing process in which molten zinc alloy is injected into a precisely engineered mold or die under high pressure. This technique enables the production of intricately shaped components with exceptional dimensional accuracy and smooth surface finishes. As the zinc alloy cools and solidifies within the die, it takes on the exact shape of the mold cavity. Once solidified, the finished part is removed, and any excess material is trimmed off. Zinc die casting is a popular choice for various industries due to its unique properties and capabilities.

What industries commonly use zinc die cast components?

Zinc die cast components are widely utilized across numerous industries, thanks to their versatile properties and cost-effectiveness. Some of these industries include automotive, electronics, hardware, plumbing, furniture, and consumer products. In these sectors, zinc die castings can be found in applications such as fasteners, connectors, housings, gears, and decorative elements, among others.

What are the key benefits of zinc die casting compared to other casting methods?

The key benefits of zinc die casting compared to other casting methods include its ability to produce complex geometries with high precision, superior tolerances, and excellent surface finishes. Zinc die casting also offers enhanced part strength, longer tool life, and reduced likelihood of failures during production. Additionally, zinc alloys can be cast with thinner walls than other metals, resulting in lighter and more compact components. Overall, zinc die casting provides a reliable and cost-effective solution for creating high-quality components across a wide range of applications.

Aluminum die castings possess exceptional thermal and electrical conductivity, making them suitable for heat sinks and electrical applications. The corrosion-resistant nature of aluminum ensures long-lasting components that require minimal maintenance. The recyclability of aluminum also contributes to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing operation.

What types of zinc alloys do you work with, and how do they differ in properties?

We offer the following zinc alloys: No. 2, No. 3 AG-40A, No. 5 AG-41A, No. 7 AG-40B, ZA-8, ZA-12, ZA-27. The zinc alloy options we offer differ in strength, elongation, hardness, density, thermal performance and conductivity, and electrical conductivity. For questions regarding the best alloys for your project feel free to call 419.375.4121. Click here to download Zinc Alloy Properties Chart. Click here to download Zinc Alloy Composition Chart.

Can you accommodate complex and intricate part designs with zinc die casting?

Leveraging our advanced machinery, proprietary processes, and engineering knowledge, allows us to accomplish intricate part designs with stringent tolerances, exceptional repeatability, and uniformity. To learn more about our process visit https://fortrecoveryindustries.com/product-engineering/

What quality control measures do you have in place to ensure consistency and reliability in the die casting process?

We have implemented robust quality control measures to guarantee consistency and reliability in our die casting process. Our quality management system is ISO 9001:201515 and IATF 16949 certified, demonstrating our commitment to meeting the highest industry standards. Our approach to quality assurance includes utilizing advanced technology, such as real-time process monitoring, as well as employing rigorous inspection and testing procedures at each stage of production. Furthermore, we consistently allocate resources toward employee training and development, guaranteeing our team members have the necessary skills and proficiency to uphold outstanding quality standards. Our commitment to these strict measures enables us to provide dependably high-caliber die cast components to our clientele. Discover more about our commitment to quality at https://fortrecoveryindustries.com/quality/

Do you offer secondary services, such as finishing, machining, or assembly, for zinc die cast components?

Yes, we offer a comprehensive range of secondary services for zinc die cast components, ensuring that our clients receive complete end-to-end solutions. We offer an array of services such as finishing, machining, and assembly, tailored to fulfill the unique needs of every project. By managing these operations in-house, we ensure rigorous quality control, shortened lead times, and a smooth customer experience. See our secondary in-house operations page for a full list of services https://fortrecoveryindustries.com/manufacturing/secondary-in-house-operations/

How does your company prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility in the zinc die casting process?

At Fort Recovery Industries, we are passionate  advocates for environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. Our dedication starts with resource and energy conservation during the casting process, bolstered by the integration of cutting-edge technologies to reduce waste and emissions. Emphasizing the employment of recycled materials, we substantially diminish the carbon footprint linked to procuring raw materials. Moreover, we've restructured our finishing and waste management processes to lessen ecological impacts, adhering to rigorous industry standards and regulations. Through persistent efforts to enhance our methods and practices, we endeavor to provide our clients with top-notch, environmentally friendly zinc die cast components. Discover more about our green initiatives at https://fortrecoveryindustries.com/about-us/stewardship-2/