The North America Die Casting Association (NADCA) hosts an annual NADCA Die Casting Competition. This competition recognizes, rewards, and publicizes the outstanding casting designs of the year. The entry judging is based on design, quality, cost savings, ingenuity, innovation, and market-expanding potential.
The casting submitted was designed in collaboration with HNI Corporation and the Deco Product engineering team. Recognition goes to Design Engineer, Jacob Stoll for his work on the project involving the innovated gating and runner system. The function of this part is used to support a storage unit while providing an elevated aesthetic. The part design has a deep cavity with a limited gating area due to the aesthetic goals of the storage foot. A few notable design features used include several different modifications to direct the flow of the zinc deep into the cavity, while also providing ribs to add structural integrity. Overflows and chill blocks were engineered to be on the same plane as the gate to pull air out of the casting and maintain structural integrity of the walls of the footing. Deco Products uses Flow 3D Cast simulation software to verify complex modifications such as the ones mentioned.
Jacob Stoll and Deco Products will be recognized for the casting at the 2022 Die casting Congress and Tabletop hosted by NADCA and held on September 13th-15th in Lexington, KY. Many thanks go to HNI Corporation for their innovative ideas and openness for collaboration with new products such as part recognized.
Deco continues to grow as a business, and this provides employment and advancement opportunities. Click here to learn more about current opportunities in the Deco Family. Deco Products has been a reliable “Made in USA” zinc die cast manufacturer since 1960. Deco Products provides exceptional service and quality products for a multitude of industries. A few services Deco provides are custom precision engineered zinc die-casting, powder coating, assembly, CNC Machining, and DFM-Part Design. Deco has been a stable and reliable supplier to the industry and continuously strives for being the best value for its key partner/customers.