New Stick Ingot Available for Miniature Casting Applications
New Tiny Zinc Ingot Brings Massive Rewards for Miniature Castings
A new small zinc stick ingot weighing just 900 grammes is now available for diecasters of miniature castings.
Particularly suitable for use in Fisher diecasting machines casting fittings onto clutch and brake cables, the new ingots in ZL2, 3 and 5 enable the operator to stabilise the melt temperature, improving casting quality and productivity within the manufacturing cell.
Casters of miniature castings of around three to five grammes use very small melting furnaces, with a capacity of only three to five kilos, to keep energy costs to a minimum. Designed as a small notched stick, the ingot, measuring 600mm x 25mm x 15mm, can either be fed into the furnace through a gravity chute or broken into single notches for direct feed into the furnace.
Supplied in alloys which comply with EN 1774 1998 Zinc and Zinc alloy ingots, the new stick ingots are supplied with certificates of analysis for each batch melt to ensure traceability.
The stick ingots are supplied in batch sizes of 250 Kgs up to one tonne and because of their small size are usually delivered in a wooden box container.