Why Toy Car Companies Should Use Zinc Die Casting

Posted on: 23 April 2018

Little toy cars have been a popular toy for over seventy years. Many companies that are well-known for manufacturing collectible toy cars use a die casting process to create the cars and assemble them. If you own and operate a toy car die casting company, you should consider switching to, and using, zinc die-casting. Here is why.

Kids Put Things in Their Mouths They Should Not

If you use zinc to die-cast your toy cars, the zinc will not harm kids who have a tendency to put toys in their mouths. (Zinc is actually a mineral used by the body already.) You should also be using non-toxic paint for your toys, which most toy companies already do. When you combine the non-toxic paint and the zinc die casting process for your toy cars, your company produces toys that cannot poison or hurt children who put things in their mouths that they should not.

Zinc Die Casts Create the Perfect Surfaces for Paints and Finishes

Zinc die-cast cars would have an excellent surface to which paint would and could adhere. Better still, the paint is less likely to flake off or peel because of the way the zinc die casting process creates an ideal surface texture for finishing and painting. That means that your toy cars and their paint jobs would outlast competitors' cheaper-made versions, making your toy cars even more valuable to collectors and kids alike.

Your Toy Cars Can Have Even Better Details

It is really difficult to get most metals to create the perfect tiny details on toy cars. However, the sheer fluidity of zinc in the die casting process makes this metal perfect for creating all of those tiny, realistic details you really want in your toy cars. You can make the fluid zinc as thin as you want, allowing the liquid to fill the tiniest spaces in a die-cast mold to create those details. To collectors as well as kids, those details would place your toy cars several notches above anything else they have.

Flawed Toys Are Just Recycled

If, for whatever reason, you get a batch of flawed toy cars, do not let it ruffle your feathers. Zinc is easily recycled and easily re-melted down for use. No purification process is needed either unless the flawed cars were not caught until after they were painted. However, a few flawed ones can (and probably will) end up on sales floors, but collectors actually look for flawed ones knowing that other flawed toys will be recycled.