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Surface Finishing for Motorsports Components

REM Surface Engineering and the motorsports industry share a common goal – achieving a “winning” finish every time. Motorsports components operate at extreme speeds under high torque requirements. These parts experience extremely high temperatures and parasitic friction. These two conditions lead to over-heating, significant horsepower losses, and, ultimately, catastrophic metallurgical failure of interacting metal surfaces.

Applying REM’s revolutionary ISF®­­­ Process to motorsport parts results in faster, more efficient vehicles that win races and parts that last considerably longer than standard components. The ISF Process creates a smooth, micro-textured surface that does not just withstand the harsh conditions generated in races, but also helps drivers to excel.

With applications in Formula 1, NASCAR, Indy Racing, SCCA Racing, Open Wheel Cart Series, and many other racing series, REM is the pioneer of surface finishing/polishing for the Racing/Motorsport industry and the company you should trust to deliver the quality you need.

Motorsports Camshaft


Common Motorsports Applications for the ISF Process:

  • Torque Converter Components
  • Rack and Pinion Steering Components
  • Clutch Hardware
  • Vehicle Transmission Gears and Assorted Components
  • Vehicle Driveshaft Couplings and Universal Joints
  • Vehicle Camshafts, Tappets, Valve Springs, Rocker Arms

Component Benefits for Motorsports Applications:

  • Reduced Friction/Roughness
  • Increased Resistance to Micropitting
  • Increased Resistance to Scuffing
  • Increased Resistance to Contact and Bending Fatigue
  • Increased Part Durability/Reduced Wear
  • Reduced Lubricant/System Operating Temperatures
  • Reduced Vibration and Noise
  • Increased Power Density Allowable/Component Load Carrying Capacity
  • Reduced Lubrication Requirements and Cost (anti-wear additives, etc.)
  • Increased Lubricant Lambda Ratio
  • Increased Fuel Efficiency/Operating Efficiency
  • Increased Average Time Between Maintenance
  • Eliminated Break-in/Run-in Requirement
  • Reduced Metal Debris Generation
  • Potential to Refurbish Used Gears

Production Benefits for Motorsports Applications:

  • Potential to Eliminate Secondary Lapping Steps
  • Potential Reduce or Eliminate Honing
  • Potential to Eliminate Surface Coating Requirements
  • Potential to Reduce Grinding Surface Finish Requirements
  • Potential to Reduce or Optimize Deburring and Chamfering Operations

Common Motorsports Component Forming Methods the ISF Process can Improve:

  • Ground (Machined)
  • Milled
  • Turned
  • Honed
  • Lapped

Interested in learning more, ready to start a project, or have an application that you don’t see listed here?  Contact us today to see how we can help solve your surface finishing/polishing needs.

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