With 11 latest generation hot chamber production lines ranging from 20 to 250 tons, fully automated, Figros has been a benchmark in zinc alloy die-casting technology for the fashion industry and many others since 1978.
A combination of advantages including process efficiency, the ability to produce from a few hundred to million pieces, flexibility of shape and the ability to work with tight tolerances, with simple or complex shapes, starting from a few grams up to several hundred grams, make die casting one of the most widespread technologies to produce a wide variety of metal components for fashion and many other industries.
The technology of hot chamber die-casting consists of melting a metal and forcing it at high pressure into the cavity of a metal mold previously machined to design. This process is particularly suitable for zinc alloys such as Zamak because a low melting temperature (typically around 400 ° c) results in a fast process, as well as high energy efficiency.
Depending on the different needs of hardness, deformability, polishability and weight Figros produces thousands of items every day in different zinc alloys, including:
- Zamak 12
- Zamak 13
- Zamak 15
In addition, other die-casting alloys such as Magnesium or Beric can also be produced on request.
Zinc alloy die casting is widely used In many industries as it has a unique combination of advantages:
- Competitive cost thanks to the easy availability of raw material and the efficiency of the process
- Flexibility of shape and precision, with the possibility of producing even very complex shapes wit undercuts while maintaining tight tolerances, which reduce the need for secondary rework operations
- Possibility to create easily applicable items with rivetable pins, as well as with holes and threads
- Ease of surface treatment, compared for example to aluminium die-casting or lost wax casting
- Sustainability, being a very low waste process and with limited energy consumption, die casting has a reduced environmental impact
This combination of features makes Die Casting the preferred technology for various types of items in batches from a few hundred pieces up to millions of pieces.