zinc die casting

Why Choose PHB for Zinc Die Casting?

  • From design concept, to production and packaging, PHB is a world leader in die casting, with clients ranging from large appliance manufacturing companies to the automotive industry.
  • PHB solves problems. We can take the most complex design specifications and turn them into a finished product.
  • PHB handles all aspects of zinc die casting from mold design and testing, to zinc component manufacturing, finishing, and packaging.
PHB’s experience as one of the world’s leading zinc die casting companies spans over 100 years. Since its founding, PHB has evolved into a world class leader utilizing its technological wherewithal and skilled professionals to manufacture high quality die castings. We focus on quality and problem solving in our U.S. based Zinc Molding manufacturing facility. We know that on-time delivery is important to your bottom line, so we make it a top priority.

Zinc Die Casting Capabilities

Our 58 presses range in size from 100 ton to 1000 ton, producing zinc die casting components for low and high volume production programs. PHB provides zinc hot chamber die casting, aluminum-zinc hot or cold chamber high pressure die casting, as well as aluminum die casting. Process monitoring, press side imaging, robotics, MAGMAsoft® flow simulation, perpetual tooling and tool maintenance programs are utilized to extend tool life, reduce cycle times, reduce costs, and provide high quality die castings. From part conception and thorough prototyping, to assembling finished production, PHB can provide, under one central umbrella, the integrated services required to be your complete global manufacturing resource. Learn more about zinc die casting.

Zinc Alloys

PHB pours vast quantities of aluminum and zinc per year. We are a global leader in manufacturing for die casting. Our highly trained Metallurgists ensure that all alloys meet the specifications through continual chemical and physical analysis.

Our alloys include:

  • Zinc: Zamak 3, 5, and 7
  • Zinc-Aluminum: ZA-8, ZA-12, and ZA-27

Zinc alloys are the easiest to high pressure diecast. They offer high ductility, impact strength, and can be easily plated. Zinc alloys have a lower melting point than aluminum which can assist in promoting longer die life.

ZA alloys are zinc-based die casting materials that have a higher aluminum content than standard zinc alloys. These alloys provide high strength characteristics as well as high hardness and good bearing properties.

MagmaSoft® Zinc Mold Flow Testing

PHB uses the internationally recognized MAGMAsoft® simulation technology to optimize tool design and zinc casting quality.

MAGMAsoft® simulation capabilities provide a better understanding of zinc injection mold filling, solidification, mechanical properties, thermal stresses and distortions, and much more. Fully menu-driven with an integrated solid modeler, CASD interfaces, and extensive databases, MAGMAsoft® provides a complete solution for design, production, and quality departments. Read More About MAGMAsoft®

Prototyping of Zinc Die Cast Parts

PHB can provide components and assemblies in prototyping and low-volume production quantities using a multitude of methods including but not limited to:

  • Plaster Injection Mold Castings
  • CNC Machining and Hog-outs
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
  • P-20 Tooling

Zinc Surface Finishing

PHB will manage customer finishing requirements to ensure parts meet specifications in both a timely and cost effective manner.

Our zinc surface finishing includes but is not limited to:

  • Powder Coating (electrostatic application)
  • Wet Paint
  • Chromate
  • E-Coat
  • Electroless Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Silk Screening and Stenciling
  • EMI/RFI Shielding
  • Surface Conditioning (shot and bead blasting)

CNC Machining & Other Services

PHB offers close-tolerance CNC machining including turning, milling, drilling, boring, and tapping capabilities. With the ability to produce both high-quality zinc die castings and CNC machining services, PHB is your one-stop-shop for your casting and machining needs. Additionally, PHB also provides a number of value-added services for our customers, saving our customers the time it takes both to obtain multiple quotes and manage multiple suppliers. Our large facility and knowledgeable staff allow for high volume production and quick turnaround. With our testing and quality assurance processes, we ensure the highest quality products with the most cost-effective solutions to your production needs.

Our Manufacturing Packaging Process

PHB offers a variety of packaging options for our customers. We can provide packaging layered or by cell. We cater to each individual market all across the globe, and understand that we may have to create something just for you. That’s why we also offer custom designed returnable cardboard or plastic packaging.

Whether you are in the concept stage or ready for production, PHB is ready to help.

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