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Mahr Gets Into Racing

PROVIDENCE, RI—Mahr Federal Inc. has signed a multiyear sponsorship agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), two-time winner of NASCAR’s Winston Cup championship. Under terms of the agreement, Mahr will install dimensional metrology systems at JGR headquarters in Huntersville, NC, and provide its expertise in precision measurement. Equipment provided by Mahr includes advanced systems for the measurement of part dimension and geometry. Mahr has made its complete line of precision gages, from micrometers to high performance length products available.

Using the equipment has already provided the team with a number of benefits for incoming part inspection. According to Joe Gibbs, team owner, “We now consider all parts bad until the Mahr equipment tells us otherwise.”

According to Mark Bringle, CNC manager, the JGR team manufactures hundreds of different parts for 200 motors and 30 different high-performance race cars in its facility, in addition to purchasing many other parts from outside vendors. “Our cars run anywhere from 7,500 to 9,000 rpms for four hours straight. When you have a part inside a motor turning over 110 times a second at 20 Gs of inertia, a lot can go wrong.”

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