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17,000 Sq.-Ft. of Engine Awesomeness at Late Model Engines

During a trip to Houston, TX last fall, we gave ourselves a few extra days to check out some shops in the area. One of the shops we had to stop into was Late Model Engines. Co-owners Bryan Neelen and Pecos Loughlin have established one of the best LS, LT and Hemi engine shops out

The CNC Landscape Continues to Grow Inside Engine Shops

Several manufacturers named automation as one of the biggest continuing trends surrounding CNC equipment these days, and it’s clearly a key contributor to a CNC machine’s ability to do more without human interference.

The Coolest Engine Shop Ever? Inside Noonan Race Engineering

Even before Noonan Race Engineering completed its new Engine Technology Facility, this was an engine shop we’ve been wanting to see inside for quite a while. If you’re at all familiar with Noonan Race Engineering, its engines and its components, then you already know it’s the the kind of stuff billet aluminum racing dreams are

Prestige Motorsports’ Head Hunter Cylinder Head Development

Inside engine machine shops, the evolution of horsepower and performance gains never rests. Case in point, the guys at Prestige Motorsports have been doing some serious R&D work on a set of Brodix Head Hunter cylinder heads to give customers in the racing and high-performance world a better solution. We go into the details with

Rottler Report with Chris Straub of Straub Technologies

Chris Straub is the owner of Straub Technologies, an engine machine shop located in Piney Flats, TN. Their relationship with industry legends have produced unique business alliances that allow the business to offer its customers the best products, services, tech support, and prices – from custom-machined parts to volume deals on national brands and closeout

Shop Tour of Gibbons Motorsports

We recently visited Mooresville, NC and got a chance to see inside Gibbons Motorsports, an engine machine shop that does a lot of machining and engine building in-house. Anything from dirt track, circle track to drag racing and street engines, Pete Gibbons and his team can do it. Pete gives us a tour.

Rottler Report with Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines

Steve Morris is the owner of Steve Morris Engines, an engine machine shop located in Muskegon, MI. They recently purchased a new Rottler Manufacturing H85AX machining center. With in-house prototype development and CNC machining capabilities, Steve Morris Engines builds close to 100 exclusive, full-custom engines each year. They also have the capability to dyno tune

Mastercam’s CNC Software Appoints New Marketing Director

CNC Software–the developers of Tolland, Connecticut-based Mastercam–has announced that Liz  Shovlin is its new marketing director. Shovlin will lead efforts to support the brand’s ongoing market expansion and further develop the company’s position as one of the global leaders in manufacturing technology. Shovlin has a wealth of sales and marketing experience, first starting her career

Rottler F69A Setup

Steve has his new F69A Rottler machining center up and running, and now some final setup must be done before the SME guys can begin to make use of the machine. Marty from Rottler walks the guys through the specifics.

Steve Morris Engines Gets a Massive Delivery!

Steve Morris recently purchased a couple Rottler machines for his shop, and he took delivery of a new F69A machining center. Check this out!

Rottler’s EM45 CNC Machine

The EM45 features universal CNC technology designed for all engine shops and allows you to probe, surface and bore on the same machine.

CNC Update: Features and Automation

Precision is key when it comes to automotive parts; the complex designs of connecting rods, pistons and rings, blocks, cylinder heads, and other parts require super tight tolerances that are getting more and more difficult to be met by hand or with other machining processes outside of CNC.