What is Zinc Die Casting?
Looking for an in-depth look at zinc die casting for cable assemblies? Not sure if zinc die casting will meet the needs of your specific application? Not sure if the cost benefits translate to your specific finished prodcts? Check out our article below for an explanation of the process, along with its associated benefits.
Zinc die casting for cable assemblies is a process by which molten zinc is applied to the ends of cable inside of a die to create a custom end fitting. By eliminating machined hardware and the labor to apply it to the cable, Zinc die casting eliminates much of the cost associated with manufacturing cable assemblies. Each application is custom and there are tooling costs associated with set up and manufacture. Therefore, medium to large volume applications will see the greatest cost savings and return on investment for switching your design to zinc die cast.
What Applications are best for Zinc Die Cast Cable Assemblies?
Zinc die cast cable assemblies can be used in any application. Medium to large volume applications will see the greatest cost savings and return on investment for switching your design to Zinc die cast. Some common applications include (but are not limited to):
- Push-pull Controls
- Brake and gear cables
- Yard Equipment
- and more!
What hardware can be Zinc Die Cast?
Almost any style of hardware can be die cast. However, do keep in mind that the cable and the zinc need to enter the die, so there are some limitations of size and shapes. Contact a product manager for more in depth information and to discuss your possible design. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.