Small Batch Pre-Production Machining
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Choosing your ideal partner to machine a small pre-production batch of cylinder blocks and heads can be a challenge at the best of times. There are many sub-contract machine shops that, in theory at least, have the capability but can they deliver the quality, overcome the inevitable teething problems and achieve your immovable delivery date?
Ilmor Engineering is the perfect company for this type of work as we specialize in small batch production runs of cylinder blocks, cylinder heads and other engine components for our own racing programs. Our manufacturing engineers are fully versed with the best tooling and machining methods to achieve the required quality, and when problems arise, as they inevitably will do with a new project, they have the experience and knowledge to deal with them quickly.
Short lead times and delivery dates that have no scope for slippage are an everyday occurrence in racing and form an integral part of our DNA.
11 Race Wins from 15 Starts Secures A Clean Sweep of Championships for Chevy Indy V-6 Power
Ed Carpenter’s Chevy powered last lap pass of former champion Dario Franchitti was a fitting end to a thrilling 2012 Izod Indycar season. His victory secured Chevrolet and Ilmor a clean sweep of the silverware winning the Series’ Manufacturers’, Driver’s, Oval and Road Course Championships. Ryan Hunter-Reay started the race with a 17 point deficit to Team Penske driver Will Power, but Power’s crash and subsequent retirement and with Hunter-Reay finishing fourth meant he secured the Driver’s Championship by just three points.
The Ilmor Engineering designed and manufactured Chevy Indy-V6 dominated the 2012 IndyCar season securing more than twice the number of victories and pole positions than it’s nearest rival.
New Diesel Powered 15kw APU
In the March edition of our newsletter we featured a small and compact 15kw Auxiliary Power Unit designed to service the automotive, aviation and defence industries. The latest incarnation of this exciting project, known internally as the MB project, is in the final design stages before the initial fire-up in the final quarter of this year.
By mating an efficient, lightweight, aluminium blocked diesel engine with a unique hybrid generator provided by the leading company in this field, our engineers were able to incorporate a number of unique design features into this our latest APU.
The provision for mounting vertically or horizontally was a key user requirement and only made possible by the integral dry-sump oil system. The direct drive water-cooled generator and water-cooled diode pack complete the package and make for an extremely compact and lightweight unit.