Zamak is a metallic alloy resulting from the combination of zinc, aluminium, magnesium and copper. What is the result? A highly versatile and extremely mouldable material.
These characteristics make Zamak a very noble material with a wide range of uses in the industrial world, including, of course, the mechanical lock sector.
In fact, most of the mechanical locks produced all over the world are made of Zamak to the detriment of other more traditional materials. Why is this? Because on the one hand, its manufacturing costs are more affordable and, on the other, the properties of Zamak ensure that excellent quality is maintained at all times.
Here are the advantages of this highly valued alloy. Don’t overlook any detail!
Advantages of Zamak in mechanical locks
One of the main advantages of Zamak is its durability. It is a suitably hard material that at the same time allows for different protective and decorative finishes.
In addition, its lower cost and the fact that it is so easy to mould give it a clear advantage over Aluminium or Brass.