The Importance of CNC Machining in Motorsports

Monday, December 30, 2019

For many years, CNC Machining has played a major role in the transportation and automotive industry. From repairing parts and making parts for cars, locomotives, and 18-wheelers, CNC Machining is making way for efficient repairs and production with its new technology. In motorsports, it’s also taking a huge leap to help improve growth in manufacturing and efficiency.

CNC Machining Technology Increasing

At the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, CNC machining was on display to show the increased technology performance it has with repairs and manufacturing capabilities for the motorsports industry. Manual Knee Mills with CNC retrofit kits were also on display showing the better performance it has for machine shops.

Modern manufacturing is developing and creating easier ways to produce materials. Check out our CNC Machines and Modern Manufacturing blog post to learn more about how technology is increasing and making progress towards more efficient manufacturing.

CNC Training in NASCAR

The NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina added CNC machining technology to its curriculum to help satisfy the automotive racing industry. This is a big sign that CNC machining is most important to the technical aspect of the NASCAR industry. As the technology continues to improve and get better, the automotive industry is heavily relying on for the growth in the sport.

CNC machining training consists of using and learning machines’ capabilities. This includes learning manual mills and lathes. The goal is to teach students the concepts that are applicable to CNC machining. After the manual courses, then they move onto CNC lathes and CNC mills. The thorough program includes applications related to surrounding company operations. The students are being CNC trained so that they can get a job in the industry with the knowledge of operations that Mooresville surrounding companies have.

Motorsports Contributing to CNC Machining Growth

Motorsports and CNC machining are helping each other out. Job growth in the industry for motorsports is growing due to education, training, and the demand for new technology. Motorsports is relying heavily on manufacturing. The global CNC machines market is expected to reach $100.9 billion by 2025 according to Grand View Research Inc.

Why is there a huge demand?

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Increased efficiency
  • Decreased component errors

Advanced lathing, milling, grinding, welding, and laser machines are being used in all metalworking facilities because the technology is demanding it. The customization and durability aspect to CNC machining for motorsports helps to create lighter and more efficient vehicles to race with. As the demand for higher quality, more efficient racing vehicles grows, CNC machining is stepping in. Both industries are working together to benefit the economy of both.

Lowrance Machine Shop

At Lowrance Machine Shop, we specialize in CNC and manual machining for manufacturing molds and machined products in several industries including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, packaging, power generation, construction & infrastructure, aerospace, transportation, medical, mining, and marine.

Are capabilities of CNC and manual machining can benefit the motorsport industry. Our well-trained machinists are capable of manufacturing and customizing parts faster and efficiently so that you can get your product as soon as possible.

If you’re in the automotive industry, we can help you with your manufacturing needs. Our CNC machines are used to manufacture parts by utilizing computers to precisely machine material into desired forms. Contact Lowrance Machine Shop at 281-449-6524 today to learn more about our capabilities in the machining industry!