Nordic Fest 2021

Nordic Fest 2021

Nordic Fest has come and gone in Decorah for another year. Nordic Fest is a time for the locals and visitors of Decorah to celebrate Decorah’s Norwegian heritage and culture. Hundreds of people from across the U.S. come to Decorah, Iowa, to celebrate Nordic Fest at the end of July each year. This year, Deco…

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Die Casting Advantages

Multi-Slide Part Advantages

Recently Deco Products acquired miniature, 4-slide zinc die casting equipment and related process technology. These machines were acquired from Mumford Metal Casting of South Carolina in March 2021, and provides further expansion of Deco Products and solution advantages for customer designs. There are many die casting advantages that these multi-slide machines and technology provide. These…

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deco products essential manufacturer

Deco Operates as an Essential Manufacturer during COVID-19

Deco Products is an essential manufacturer, and remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The parts Deco manufactures are used in essential industries such as energy, fluid and gas transportation, heavy machinery, irrigation, natural recourses, and importantly in the pandemic, the medical industry. Although, these are only just a few of the industries Deco supplies for.…

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zinc die casting electrical application

Zinc Die Casting Electrical Applications

Zinc die casting has many advantages in electrical applications. The zinc alloys are stronger and tougher than many molded plastics or other metal alloys used in die casting. Zinc also has outstanding electromagnetic shielding and vibrational dampening characteristics, which are both desirable when protecting internal electrical components. One of zinc’s desired characteristics is its ability…

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What is ZA-8?

Zinc alloys are manufactured with zinc as the base while also containing small and precise traces of die cast metals such as copper, aluminum, magnesium, etc. ZA-8 is a zinc alloy in the zinc aluminum (ZA) family. ZA alloys were originally developed for gravity casting in the 1970’s. In the 1980’s ZA alloys evolved into…

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What is EZAC?

EZAC is an Eastern Alloys trademarked zinc alloy, and is the most recently developed zinc die cast alloy. This zinc-based alloy contains specific additions of copper and aluminum to give it unique properties and characteristics when used in zinc die casting. Further details can be found at following link. EZAC is considered to be…

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What is ZAMAK?

ZAMAK is a type of zinc alloy that consists of aluminum, magnesium, copper, and of course zinc. This alloy family contains copper, but is spelled with a K. This is because the acronym ZAMAK uses the German spelling: Zink, Magnesium, Aluminum, and Kupfer. That being said, ZAMAK is some times spelled ZAMAC with an English…

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NADCA or North American Die Casting Association logo - Collaborative Engineering

NADCA Collaborative Engineering Reduces Costs, Improves Production Efficiency

Please see the following linked article that exemplifies Deco Products emphasis for collaborative engineering, from NADCA (North American Die Casting Association).   Intrinsic to Deco’s value proposition is our commitment for Engineering Partnerships.  This is key for mutually successful projects, to promote lower development and piece price cost, and a ultimately long-term WIN-WIN relationships.  Collaborative engineering…

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Deco Products Die Casting News

Die Casting News

Deco Products provides newsletters quarterly to show employees, customers, and the community what is going on at Deco Products. Deco is always working to continuously improve and expand business with customers by means of technology and our expert zinc die casting staff. Below are our current and past Deco Products e-newsletter. Expect the next newsletter…

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Zinc Die Cast Furnace - Molten Zinc Alloy Properties

Die Cast Zinc Alloy Properties

Die Cast Zinc Alloy Properties Zinc’s high strength and hardness lends itself to many solutions and it’s the ideal alternative to machined, pressed, stamped, and fabricated components.  Zinc alloys are the easiest for die casting. Ductility is high and impact strength is excellent, making these alloys suitable for a wide range of products. Zinc die…

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Zinc Die Casting with Runner and Sprue

Trade Show Schedule

A Trade show is a great venue for us to meet potential and current customers.  We love to share information about zinc die castings and the zinc die casting process. Deco exhibits at a variety of trade shows throughout the year. At the Deco booth you will find knowledgeable personnel whom can show you various…

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Zinc Die Cast Valve Body

The DECO Advantage

The Deco Advantage guide serves to help designers and material specifiers to better understand the capabilities of zinc casting alloys for product applications. What is the Deco Advantage? Zinc casting alloys are versatile engineering materials. As a result, no other alloy system provides the combination of strength, toughness, rigidity, bearing performance, and economical castability. Listed are zinc alloy attributes which…

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Thermal Image of Zinc Die Cast Tool

Thermal Imaging

Deco has recently purchased a new Fluke Ti Series Thermal Camera. With this camera we will use thermal imaging information to maintain specific die temperatures. Obtaining a specific die temperature can be critical in casting a good quality part. However, this ideal die temperature can be hard to achieve due to variability in production. Prior…

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Zinc Die Cast Gear

Utilizing Zinc in Manufacturing

Want an inside look at how Deco Products & its customers are utilizing zinc? Watch this video to hear from one of Deco’s Owners, the General Manager, and other Deco employees! Utilizing Zinc in Manufacturing Utilizing zinc by means of die casting provides very solid and stable parts that are corrosion resistant and more environmentally…

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