Zamak is a non-ferrous alloy with a high zinc content, combined with small percentages of aluminum, magnesium and copper, which vary according to the types of use. The name Zamak originates from the initials of the four components (Z-zinc + A-Aluminum + MA-Magnesium + K-copper).
This alloy is characterized by high hardness and resistance, good ductility and production processes that are decidedly cheaper than other metals such as brass and aluminum, all the characteristics that make it an ideal solution for its use in the most varied applications.
Furthermore, choosing it means relying on an environmentally friendly material. The zamak die casting, in fact, produces negligible emission levels in air and water. Furthermore, production waste is recyclable and energy consumption is very low.
But there are many other advantages that zamak brings to production processes.
Zamak is a low-melting alloy, its melting point is about 400 ° C. This is an advantage, as less energy is required to work this alloy compared to other metals that can be processed with similar technologies. This characteristic has a positive impact on processing costs, the price of which will be less dependent on the energy costs incurred compared to other metals during processing.