"First Cost is not Last Cost"
It is easy for purchasing agents to get too focused on comparing only material costs, especially in commodity based markets. The Zinc Industry has struggled over the last couple years due to high metal costs. The zinc price is now returning to normal; however, metal price is only one component of the overall pricing picture. When factoring all the other advantages of Zinc Die Casting over other materials and processes (such as longerdie life, faster cycle times, ability to cast Net-Shape parts, and consolidating parts) theterial price becomes far less important.