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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 GM Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts Offer Strength, Flexible Profiles

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Custom GM Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts from COMP Cams feature core technology widely used in NASCAR, NHRA and other professional race engines for its high strength and profile flexibility. Special ST4 grade tool steel is available only from COMP Cams and 30 percent stronger than SAE 5150 or SAE 8620 options. Due to its higher carbon content, it has been shown to ... Read More »

COMP Cams GM Gen V (LT1/L83/L86) Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts

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Memphis, TN –GM Gen V Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts from COMP Cams are high-strength, custom-ground components utilizing aggressive direct injection lobe profile options, allowing the engine to support added horsepower. COMP Cams tool steel cam core technology, widely seen in NASCAR, NHRA and other professional race engines, is now available in the form of GM Gen V (LT1/L83/L86) Sportsman Tool Steel ... Read More »