In the ultra-competitive world of professional motorsports, a winning edge can come from a combination of many incremental gains. Arguably few in the industry know this better than Roush Yates Engines located in Mooresville, NC.
Roush Yates Engines (RYE) is the exclusive Ford Performance engine builder for the top levels of NASCAR including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series and FIA World Endurance Championship Series. Various RYE facilities also include Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions (RYMS), a precision CNC parts manufacturing organization with 40 employees and expertise in multi-axis machining of metal and plastic parts with complex geometries. In-house production on 46 CNC machines includes 5-Axis and Swiss machined parts for the Ford FR9 V8 NASCAR programs, Ford EcoBoost V6 road race programs, and other contract manufacturing jobs for the automotive, aerospace, defense and high-tech industries. Approximately 60% of the machining is for the internal RYE racing division, and 40% is for external work. Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions’ quality management system is ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified, as well as ITAR and SAM registered. To help achieve its demanding performance goals and make the gains necessary to remain competitive, RYE chose Starrett precision measuring tools and metrology systems to ensure that critical design specifications are met at the quality and delivery levels expected and required by engineering. High-volume manufacturing requires strict standards to achieve consistent quality. Add in the complex requirements for high-performance and reliable parts to be delivered at a fast pace, and there are challenging demands that need to be met.