Trade Show

Trade Show Schedule 2021

Deco Products is back at the Show! 2020 was a challenging year for many reasons, but with the progression towards safer and more “open” communities, many elements of life are returning to a “new normal”. We are excited to be able to meet others face to face at this year’s Chicago Design 2 Part Show.…

Deco Products Front Office Zinc Die Casting

Zinc Die Casting: History of Deco

Deco Products is the largest stand-alone zinc die casting company in the US. Deco was established in 1960 by the Lake Center Switch Company, primarily an automotive supplier of dimmer switches and other electronics for automotive. The die casting operations were moved to Decorah, which is where they produced die castings, assemblies, and a line…

Machined Zinc Die Casting Fuze Body

Zinc Die Cast: Prototyping Parts

When prototyping zinc die cast parts, there is no perfect way to mimic future product casting. Typical options for prototyping zinc die castings are, rapid tooling, machining, investment casting, spin casting, sand casting, and 3D printing. Depending on the design of the part and other specific qualities that may need to be tested one of…