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Deburring Racing Components for Performance and Longetivity

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The problem with anything made from metal, be it aluminum or steel, is that there are always imperfections and blemishes that cause a lot of hassle for those looking for performance quality. This is particularly the case in high-stakes situations—auto racing for example, where every millisecond of performance is crucial.

Deburring of the engine and other metal parts of the car is essential for racers. With a lot of patience, you can give your engine block or other key racing components the preparation and maintenance it needs to keep her running smooth and lasting longer after much use. Check out these tips and you’ll see how the deburring process is right for all your performance necessities.

Just Do it

Yea so this might be an overwhelming task. You’ll have to set aside some time for deburring. Both new stock engine and older engines need deburring for optimal performance. However, some drivers have a hard time seeing their beloved hood empty during this process.

Align-honing your mains is time well spent. Cleaning out every nook and cranny of the blocks can really pay off. For best results, leave it to a professional for precision work. However, less-professional racers can sometimes do this at home. Regardless, get your hands dirty or find someone you trust and you’ll see the effects it can have.

Investigate the Ways

There’s a lot of ways that you can get started on that old block to improve performance, and each has its approach, costs, and results. Your choice of approach may differ on your need and your level of racing. If you’re an amateur enthusiast working from your garage, you can go for a “by hand” approach although it’ll take the most amount of time. You can also use abrasives to help you out, which is what most professionals use in their process. A new cold air blasting method has been used for those who don’t want to get all chemical on their intimate engine parts. It uses an icy blast of air to displace the burrs and works wonderfully on cast parts.

More than Just the engine

All the parts of a vehicle used in racing can have blemishes. Whether aluminum or steel, these parts should be taken care of intricately by a deburring process. Take special care of gears, especially in the transmission. Superfinishing can not only extend the life of the parts but increase the performance also.

Remember that these processes and approaches are ideas for maintaining and improving your race car components. While they may take an investment of money and time, they pay off in the long run. If you are unsure about what process is best for your performance parts within the engine, transmission, or drive train, give us a call!

This article brought to you by The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. CDMC can provide a deburring solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, automotive deburring, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom deburring applications. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

 

 

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The Daytona 500 Was a Wild Ride This Year

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This year’s Daytona 500 was a wild ride that resulted in a scrapefest with two impressive pileups during the race (one with 17 cars worth of havoc and the other with 11). The winning car was a testament to the damage ensued during the whole race. Kurt Busch led the Monster-sponsored number 41 car through the finish line for the first Great American Race win in his career. After 17 attempts and rebuilding his career from a professional slump for the past two years, Busch redeems himself with the big win finishing .228 seconds ahead of second-place Ryan Blanely.

The race was certainly a crazy one this year that unfortunately led to a lot of disappointment for hopefuls trying to attain the trophy. Following in his father’s footsteps, Chase Elliott walked off the track and ignored media after running out of gas on the white-flag lap and coming in 14th place. Other drivers, Kyle Larson, Martin Treux Jr. and Paul Menard, also disappointingly ran out of fuel at the end of the race adding to the disorder of an already tumultuous race.

Retired driver and now part-owner Tony Stewart watched and rooted for Busch from the benches while commenting on the irony of the situation. Stewart mentioned that he should have retired 17 years ago, if he knew it would have won him the race. Stewart, a long-time idol of the sport, never did win his Daytona 500, but as an owner, he and his team finally crossed the finish line.

Busch was excited for his win and for his team. Even in a car with rubbed off decals and a missing rear-view mirror on the final green-flag run, he took home the checkered flag and won his first Daytona.

To the dismay of many fans, his achievement has gained little recognition in the media for a sport that has consistently been decreasing in popularity over the past decade. And though the win brought great publicity for Busch’s sponsor, Monster, there is skepticism that Monster may soon drop out of NASCAR altogether and focus on other sponsorship’s in alternative sports. With their primary demographic being millennials, it appears Monster may not have a long-term interest in NASCAR with its older public.

Races like these are meant to instill a sense of excitement and entertainment for the sport, but things don’t seem to be changing anytime soon in the NASCAR scene. All in all, the Daytona this year was a pure spectacle of disarray and fun for the hardcore fans that watched it.

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Parts Manufacturing Holds the Key to New Jobs in Automotive Industry

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Recently, the Trump Administration set out to have conversations with the top industrial giants of the automotive industry. His motive: to figure out a way to move auto industry jobs from Mexico back to the United States. But should auto-assembly be his focus? The auto industry job market is saturated with careers, not in auto-assembly, but in parts manufacturing. It is well-known that the automotive parts industry holds many of the auto industry’s total jobs and most of its plants are in Mexico. When we focus on the details of the auto-economy, we see that for every auto assembly job there are 7 auto-parts workers. It’s clear that a set of more detailed initiatives focusing on the auto-parts industry should be set in place to reinforce its growth.

Since 2012, automotive parts manufacturing jobs in the United States have risen 19% per MEMA (Motor and Equipment Manufacturing Association). This growth, per the survey conducted by MEMA, can be attributed to the rising use of technology in manufacturing. This allows for the creation of better products made in the United States by skilled laborers. This report, is very timely, with the current initiatives taking place by the Trump Administration. It’s important to review some of the potential steps, proposed and already underway, that could drastically affect the auto-parts industry.

NAFTA 

President Trump recently signed an executive order that could potentially change the NAFTA agreement. Now, although well-intentioned, this could come at a steep cost. Most economists agree that the three countries involved in the NAFTA Agreement (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) are so intricately intertwined that this could be a dramatic defeat for all three economies. It is true that Mexico contains most of the jobs in the automotive industry. It is also true that a tariff could force those companies to move up North. But this shift in production location could be slow, taking up to 15 years for the creation of reshoring strategies, plants, and hiring of US workers. This could impact the auto industry, dropping the sales of cars drastically. Of course, this depends on the details of the dismantling of the NAFTA agreement that will be worked out in the upcoming weeks.

Growth

What should be the focus when it comes to the automotive industry for improving the economy? Toronto auto-parts company CAMBRIDGE has seen the benefits of focusing on innovation and technology. They’ve incorporated processes like metal-stamping, zinc plating, as well as e-coating into their auto-parts creation. Processes like these require skilled laborers that the industry can rely on. This is the key to success in their company, and they leverage it to increase job offers. Perhaps they are the example to follow or one of just many worth considering.

Focus

Focusing on creating an educated and skilled workforce in the automotive industry would require that attention not only be focused on restructuring NAFTA, but also on the establishment of an education plan within the public-school system that would incorporate STEM abilities into the curriculum. We must put politics aside and contemplate the strategies that are effective in recuperating the auto industry and manufacturing in general.

The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company can provide a deburring solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom deburring applications. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

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