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Addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring of zinc alloy Zamak 5 in series pos­si­ble for the first time. New pos­si­bi­li­ties for manu­fac­tu­ring pro­to­ty­pes or small series.

Zamak 5 is a stan­dard mate­ri­al for zinc die cas­ting. In this pro­cess, mol­ten mate­ri­al is pres­sed into steel molds under high pres­su­re. The pro­cess is important whe­re­ver lar­ge quan­ti­ties are requi­red at mode­ra­te pri­ces, often in auto pro­duc­tion, for examp­le. Dis­ad­van­ta­ge: The pro­duc­tion of the steel mold is com­plex, time-con­suming and very expen­si­ve. A new mold has to be crea­ted every time a minor chan­ge is made to the pro­duct. In addi­ti­on, the cas­ting pro­cess does not per­mit many geo­me­tries.

Pro­tiq has now suc­cee­ded for the first time in desi­gning a pro­cess for addi­ti­ve pro­ces­sing of the series mate­ri­al Zamak 5. This makes it pos­si­ble to pro­du­ce pro­to­ty­pes and small series in zinc eco­no­mi­c­al­ly and quick­ly. And becau­se of the geo­me­tries of the com­pon­ents that are now pos­si­ble, ent­i­re­ly new app­li­ca­ti­ons for the zinc alloy can be envi­sa­ged. Elec­tro­pla­ting, such as chro­me pla­ting, is also pos­si­ble.


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