一， the main material of smart door lock
The application material of smart door lock have a many of metal material, but it have different material in different components according to application. The main application material in lock body(picture 1) have iron, stainless steel, copper; The main application in panels and handles(picture 2) have plastic, stainless steel, iron, aluminum alloy, copper alloy and zinc-alloy, even if have Titanium alloy; the material of internal structure(electronic part, clutch assembly, emergency opening, picture3) included copper-alloy, plastic, stainless steel and so on. Now, we focus on the lock body, panels and handles, its refer to main process have die-casting, powder metallurgy, metal injection molding, stamping, polishing, plating, machining process and etc.
picture 1: lock body
picture 2, panels and handles
二， the material of lock body
The lock body a mechanical device of open lock and close lock, it is one of principal guarantor of safety, durability, and also it is a one of core part of smart door lock, its requests of material is durable, strong. Thus, the main material of lock body have iron, stainless steel and some zinc-alloy, the copper is used in lock spring bolt, is seldom used in internal structure. The price of stainless steel is expensive, machining is difficulty, its main process have precision casting, stretching process and etc; the performance of iron is the best in using currently lock body. But the mostly of lock body are use stainless steel, such as lock spring bolt, lock spindle, lock rotating part, it can get better durable performance and service reliability, the other components can use iron which reduce cost, its process is same as the stainless steel, and for lowest- cost parts, it will use iron and stainless iron, even use low-powder metallurgy in lock spring bolt process(the quality of high powder metallurgy is very well, but the cost is very high), low-cost, but the less reliability and durability.
picture 4， lock bolt components
picture 5, lock rotating components
三， material of lock panels