Ilmor Engineering Torque–Spring 2013

Quality Update

Ilmor Engineering’s design and development capability and racing achievements are world renown but they would not have been possible without the highest level of quality management. It is this quality management that has helped Ilmor to produce multiple IndyCar championship winning racing engines, where the challenge includes punishing 500 mile events involving cars lapping at well over 200 miles per hour.
Our ISO 9001 certification demonstrates adherence to documented quality processes and procedures. But it also goes much further ensuring ongoing improvements in design, development, production and support of racing engines. This desire to improve forms a fundamental part of the DNA of each and every one of us.
In fact, during the recent AS9100 Revision C implementation project, we re-evaluated a number of our existing processes resulting in further opportunities for improvement. Although AS9100 Revision C was aimed at aerospace work, its implementation at Ilmor has benefited other areas of our business including our racing programs.
To support the additional aerospace workload we have recently increased our three axis measuring capacity with the installation of a new coordinate measuring machine and this now resides in our larger, expanded, inspection department.

Ilmor Engineering Ltd Receives AS9100 Rev C Accreditation

Following on from the recent announcement of receiving a Silver award from Boeing for superior supplier performance, Ilmor has recently passed a comprehensive compliance audit and been recommended for AS9100 Revision C approval. ‘Although AS9100 is a tough standard to achieve, our current systems and procedures developed from our racing programs and ISO accreditation meant it wasn’t such a significant stretch for our company.’ – Steve Miller, Managing Director. ‘However it means we can now offer our high precision, high quality machining capabilities to new markets which could benefit from our well established expertise in machining difficult to produce, complex shapes, from castings or solid billet material.’
Ilmor has a range of 5 axis machine tools and recently invested in two new multi-pallet Matsuura MAM 72’s each featuring six pallets and a .75 cubic metre working envelope. These machines were purchased to support the Chevrolet IndyCar racing engine program but due to their 24 hour running capability are not yet completely utilised resulting in some spare capacity.
Ilmor’s racing pedigree and core strengths of performance, innovation, reliability and quality stem from a highly motivated, highly skilled and experienced workforce who approach all projects with a ‘can do’ attitude and a fundamental desire to do a good job. Supported by modern facilities, equipment and the right tools to do the job means that Ilmor Engineering has the capability to deliver quality assured aerospace components on time and at a competitive price. Contact Carl Whitworth or Tim Roberts to discuss your next project.

  James Hinchcliffe Wins on Streets of Sao Paulo

In an incredibly dramatic and exciting finish, Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe, behind the wheel of his No. 27 Chevrolet powered entry, won the 2013 Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 on the Streets of SãoPaulo, Brazil with a last lap, final turn pass.
It was Hinchcliffe’s second win of the 2013 IndyCar season, and the second of his IndyCar career. The win means that three of the top four drivers in the 2013 championship are powered by the Ilmor designed and built Chevy Indy V6 engine. The next race will be the legendary Indy 500 at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26th.