The design engineering teams from CWM and Cast Products collaborated on a new die cast product, a conversion from plastic to zinc. The results were an innovative product design and an award from the North American Die Casting Association for the design’s ingenuity, cost savings and overall quality.
The award was given in the “under 6 oz. non-electroplated” category and was presented at NADCA’s 2011 Die Casting Congress held in Columbus, Ohio.
Converted from ABS plastic to zinc die casting, the product’s durability and performance was greatly enhanced. The casting is used to hold a camera onto an interactive whiteboard. The camera picks up infrared light from the whiteboard and sends it to a computer. To accurately capture this, the camera had to be rigidly held in place. High product demand created an aggressive timeline to produce parts. The design teams met the challenge and samples were approved for production in just 5 weeks.