COMP Cams Micro Surface Enhancement Better Than Traditional Polishing

COMP Cams is the first in the automotive aftermarket to employ a new camshaft finish technology for increased strength and performance that far exceeds traditional polishing.

Micro Surface Enhancement (MSE) is a finishing process that improved the traditional camshaft lobe and bearing journal through a 65-percent reduction in surface peak roughness and provides a 250-percent improvement in the effective load bearing area.

Spreading the contact area between the roller and cam face allows for much higher loads and lower localized stress. Additionally, MSE utilizes uniform pressure across the camshaft lobe face that reduces the surface waviness common with other finishing techniques, such as belt polishing. The resulting camshaft surface more evenly distributes load for increased durability. MSE also removes the sharp edges and microscopic machining marks that normally result from the grinding process.

The MSE process is now standard on all COMP Cams® GM LS camshafts and is also available as a supplemental finishing process on other camshaft applications for an additional fee (must be ordered via COMP Cams® sales personnel at 1.800.999.0853).

 The result is a cam that can handle much higher loads with lower localized stress. For a complete list of details or more information visit product page here. 

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