Die casting is a method that is used in the manufacture of both zinc and aluminium parts. The main difference between the two are their weight and melting point. Aluminium is lighter than zinc, but zinc has a lower melting point. This means that manufacturing with zinc is quicker, more energy-efficient and has lower production costs. Zinc is therefore the best choice for slightly smaller products, where the weight is less important. Another important difference is that casting precision is significantly better and the strength of zinc is considerably higher, so wall thickness can be reduced. Wall thicknesses down to 0.4 mm are achievable. We give a lifetime guarantee on our tools, while tools for aluminium often have a maximum lifetime of 100,000 shots.