Digital Boring Tools Raise the Bar at Team Penske

 

If there’s anything we love as much as the sound of those engines, it’s the manufacturing technology and know-how that go into making high-performance, race-winning cars. Together with Team Penske, and just in time for the 2020 season start at Daytona, we are launching a series of short videos to talk machine shop. Tune in to learn a little more about what goes on behind-the-scenes at Team Penske in Mooresville, NC.

In this segment, see how the manufacturing pros at Team Penske save time and improve accuracy with BIG KAISER digital boring heads. Machine Shop Manager James O’Toole explains his challenge to machine complex parts (on deadline) to tight tolerances, with perfect repeatability and zero defects. Compared to traditional boring heads, James says the BK digital readout helps his machinists by confirming exact bore dimensions in a wide range of sizes and for different materials, shaving significant time off every part run.

“In our industry, speed and time to market are key. Our engineering groups can design components and want them at the track in less than 24 hours. BIG KAISER boring heads help us achieve that goal,” he said.  

As a technical partner to Team Penske in the NASCAR series, BIG KAISER supplies tool holders, boring tools, workholding and tool measurement systems to the race shop. We also share our technical know-how and applications expertise to boost their productivity and part quality.