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Camshaft Heat Treatment Explained

The shallower dimple in the outer surface shows the hardening properties of the induction hardening process. A diamond tip with a Rockwell C load was used on each.

We’ve all heard the term, but have you ever wondered what that heat treatment actually looks like, or how it’s done? Well, you are in luck. Heat-treating a camshaft ensures the lobes will hold up under the demands of the valve train. Pushrods can apply as much as 2,000- to 6,000-lb loads between the lobe and roller wheels in a ... Read More »

COMP Cams Steel Valve Spring Retainers


Memphis, TN – Updated steel valve spring retainers from COMP Cams feature a new, contoured look, designed to minimize stress and increase lift. Valve springs with larger diameters require retainers to handle the higher pressures developed by the springs. New COMP Cams Steel Retainers are the perfect solution to this problem. COMP engineers used 3D CAD with FEA to design retainers with ... Read More »