Originally designed in plastic material, the plastic part failed durability testing. The part was redesigned in zinc material to improve strength and wear characteristics. When Lakeside Casting Solutions was contacted to build a prototype tool, our customer’s next scheduled product build was eight days away. Few die casters could accept the challenge put before us, but with the help of our dedicated associates and onsite tool shop, we delivered 200 samples in time for the next product build.
This particular customer requires very tight weight tolerances in order for this part to function properly. Lakeside Casting Solutions has optimized our processes and machine monitoring to maintain the part weight to precise specifications.
Lakeside Casting is one of the few zinc die casting manufacturers with the capability of casting internal threads. Utilizing this unique casting process, our customers are able to significantly reduce part cost by eliminating secondary machining operations.