Zinc Die Cast Furnace - Molten Zinc

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…

Zinc Die Casting with Runner and Sprue

Trade Show Schedule

Deco exhibits at a variety of trade shows throughout the year. Deco will be exhibiting at the following Design2Part Shows: Atlanta, GA – August 12 and 13, 2020 – Cobb Galleria Centre Schaumburg, IL – September 15 and 16, 2020- Schaumburg Convention Center Greenville, SC – November 11 and 12, 2020 – Greenville Convention Center…

Zinc Die Cast Valve Body

The DECO Advantage

This 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 can reduce component costs.…

Thermal Image of Zinc Die Cast Tool

Thermal Imaging

Deco has recently purchased a new Fluke Ti Series Thermal Camera. 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 to purchasing the Fluke, we relied upon a temperature probe much like the rest…

Zinc Die Cast Flow Analysis software

Mold Flow Simulation Modeling

One of the great mysteries of die casting is, “What is happening inside the mold?” First of all, within a few milliseconds, a rush of molten metal is thrust into the mold cavity. It splashes on walls and cores, cools faster in some areas, and slower in others. It pressurizes the remaining air in the…