Machining Technology for Performance Racing
This slideshow features some of the machining equipment on display at the 25th edition of the Performance Racing Industry show.
Ford Motor Company produced this video of its process for forming sheet metal directly from the CAD model, without any need for a die.
Hypereutectic aluminum is saturated with silicon particles that must be exposed during honing. A two-stage process first hones a cylinder’s wall to a mirror-like finish and then relieves aluminum around the silicon particles.
To produce high-precision ring gears in low- to mid-volumes, an emerging option is the use of five-axis machining centers. Mitsui Seiki CNC vertical and horizontal machining centers are being used in this application.