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November 9, 2017

The finished product - a pair of unique cam covers ready and waiting their installation

 

We were approached by DJ Engineering who asked if we could provide our machining and production expertise on a bespoke project they were working on.

 

 Part of this job was to produce a pair of cam covers that their CAD Designer, Andy Smith, had produced for a custom engine they were working on.

Undergoing their first machine operation, the billet sits tight in two Kurt vices

 

There are two main stages to a project like this. Firstly, we create a program from the supplied CAD data that allows the CNC Machines to run each operation. With our combined experience in this industry along with all the latest equipment, jobs like this are pretty straight forward. Our software is a good example of this - offering a range of tools that allow us to constantly monitor our workflow and, most importantly, simulate the entire machining process to avoid any potential problems later down the line.​

Once our programmer is happy and the program is verified, the second stage of this process takes place - machining.

Underside of the cam covers, showing of the detail of their web strengthening, ultimately making for a stronger engine

 

Once the billet is in place and the tools are all loaded and set, the machining starts with a fast roughing phase followed by multiple finishing passes. These are tailored to offer the finish the customer is after, as well as offering efficiency in machine time.

 

Pleased with the finished product, DJ have remained a regular customer, coming to us with ever more interesting and complex jobs.

 

 

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