Batesville Products is one of the only foundries in the United States who casts both zinc and aluminum in the permanent mold process.
Many engineers prefer aluminum in their assemblies because it is lightweight, yet strong. A356 castings can be T5 or T6 heat treated to further enhance its strength and mechanical properties.
Aluminum is known for its electrical conductivity and heat transfer. Aluminum castings conduct heat well, especially when you design-in features such as ribs, fins, and pins.
Majority of our castings are aluminum, but at Batesville Products, we also cast zinc ZA5 and ZA12.
There are two reason we cast zinc instead of aluminum: weight and surface finish.
Zinc is strong and heavier than aluminum, which is beneficial for medical cart bases, chair plates, or other components that must be heavy and sturdy.
Listen to our podcast episode to hear how aluminum and zinc compare to steel and iron.
More questions? Give us a call at 812-537-2275.