What if I Don’t Machine Camshafts?

Why read a story about machining billet racing camshafts when your shop doesn’t do that type of work?


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The cover story for December profiles Comp Cams, a leading automotive aftermarket company that specializes in high-performance valve train components for street and racing applications. The story explains how the company has become more efficient and effective machining small batches of custom, billet camshafts for race teams using a complex twin-spindle/twin-turret turning center.
There’s a strong chance that your shop doesn’t machine camshafts. Heck, your shop might not even have any automotive customers. That may lead you to think that there’s not much to gain by reading such an article.

But let’s say we take the camshaft out of the equation…