Contact Information

  • Richard Childress Racing
    425 Industrial Drive
    Welcome, NC 27374

Business Development

  • Perry Gathings
  • 336.395.3333

Primary Capabilities

  • CNC Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Composites
  • Engineering

Vital Information

  • ITAR Registered
  • DLA Registered
  • CAGE Code: 6UUS3

NASCAR Legend. Vertical Manufacturer.

Richard Childress Racing is not only a leader in racing but a leading supplier of design-and-build and build-to-print services. With capabilities that range from engineering and design, 9-axis CNC machining to sheet metal fabrication, RCR provides state-of-the-art vertical solutions to the automotive, aerospace, military and industrial sectors.

When working with companies outside of motorsports, the idea is simple: take Richard Childress Racing’s knowledge and ability from motorsports and apply them to building parts and components for others. Our capabilities are vast, but our focus is narrow: to produce the highest quality products to meet your needs.

Bringing the Speed and Precision of NASCAR to Other Industries

While there may be shops with parts of the Richard Childress Racing’s capability set very few that have them all under one roof, even fewer have the experience and culture of RCR. We bring the speed and precision of the NASCAR supply chain to other industries, including the aerospace, defense, and other high-tech sectors.

We can design, reverse engineer, prototype, and manufacture at volume a wide range of components across a variety of materials. Our vertical process allows us to maintain the quality, consistency, durability, and repeatability through the entire project life cycle.

Who We Are

Established in 1969 as a NASCAR race team, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) is one of the largest and most storied organizations in the sport. RCR has accumulated a total of 17 championships and more than 200 victories across NASCAR’s top three series, including three Daytona 500 wins, and three Brickyard 400 victories.

The journey to Victory Lane is not easy, nor is it just a weekend effort. Success is found during the work week in a perpetual cycle of design improvement, engineering effort, and quick response manufacturing.

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Contact Information

  • Richard Childress Racing
    425 Industrial Drive
    Welcome, NC 27374

Business Development

  • Perry Gathings
  • 336.395.3333

Primary Capabilities

  • CNC Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Composites
  • Engineering

Vital Information

  • ITAR Registered
  • DLA Registered
  • CAGE Code: 6UUS3

Vertical Manufacturing Solutions

Richard Childress Racing designs and builds race cars and engines from the ground up at its 15 building, 500,000 square foot campus. To ensure success, RCR became a fully-integrated manufacturing organization to design, manufacture, and assemble the 3,500 parts required to build race cars. This vertical approach provides a broad set of capabilities to handle complex manufacturing requirements for external customers.

CNC Machining

  • Vertical Mills to 59” x 26” x 26”

  • Horizontal Mills to 30” x 30” x 30”

  • Mill-Turning to 25.5” Diameters

  • CNC Turning to 21” Diameters

  • Complex shapes, tight tolerances

Common Applications

  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Defense

  • Other High-Tech

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Metal Fabrication

  • Design or Build-to-Print

  • Bend, Roll & Form

  • Waterjet & Laser Cutting

  • MIG, TIG & Arc Welding

  • Powder Coat, Wet Paint

Common Applications

  • Components

  • Weldments

  • Enclosures

  • Assemblies

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Build Services

  • Design & Build

  • Build-to-Print

  • Mechanical

  • Electromechanical

  • Prototypes & Production

Common Applications

  • Automation

  • Automotive

  • Packaging

  • Weapon Systems

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CNC Machining

Richard Childress Racing specializes in complex machined components where tolerance and finish are critical. We utilize the latest machining technologies to produce high quality, on-demand parts.  We use a variety of materials in billet form and machine parts from castings and forgings.

Typical tolerances range from +/-0.001″ to +/-0.005″ for metal and +/-.002″ to +/- .010″ for plastic, depending on customer requirements.

CNC Mill Turned Part Example by Richard Childress Racing
Complex Machining by Richard Childress
Complex Machined Part by Richard Childress
CNC Mill Turned Part Example by Richard Childress Racing

Machined Materials, Secondary Processes, and Equipment

Richard Childress Racing works with standard material forms and also machines parts from castings and forgings. Furthermore, components may be machined from a variety of plastics.

  • AI BeMet
  • Aluminum
  • Armor
  • Beryllium
  • Composites
  • Copper
  • Hi Tem Alloys
  • Magnesium
  • Metal Matrix
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Non-Stainless Steel
  • Plastics
  • Stainless Steels
  • Titanium
  • Tool Steels
  • Tungsten

While some processes are performed internally; others are provided through approved suppliers including NADCAP approved sources. Richard Childress Racing routinely machines and finishes parts that meet MIL-Spec, Boeing, and other customer specifications.

Common Secondary Processes

  • Heat Treatment
  • Passivation
  • Surface Coatings
  • CVD & PVD Coatings
  • Chem Film
  • Powder Coat
  • Super Finishing
  • Polishing
  • Media Blasting
  • Vibratory Media
  • Laser & Other Marking

RCR has partnered with Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in the development of CNC machining technology. RCR utilizes equipment like Okuma’s 5-axis mills that enable the machining of extremely complex geometries under synchronous control. Okuma also delivers 9-axis mill/turn centers that enable complex parts to be manufactured complete in a singular set-up. High accuracy, repeatability, and the elimination of setups, manual loading and unloading translate into better efficiency.

CNC Equipment List

Vertical Milling

Count Make/Model Characteristics Axis
3 OKUMA MC-V4020 40” x 20” x 17” 4
1 OKUMA MB-56VA 41” x 22” x 18″ 4
1 OKUMA MX-55 41” x 22” x 17” 3
1 OKUMA MB-66VA 59” x 26” x 26” 5
2 OKUMA COSMO CENTER PM-600 30” X 30” x 30” 6

Horizontal Milling

Count Equipment Type Characteristics Axis
1 OKUMA MA-50HB 27” X 30” x 27” 5
1 OKUMA MA-500HB 27” x 35” x 30” 3
1 OKUMA MA-5000H 30” X 30” x 30” 3

Mill-Turn

Count Make/Model Characteristics Axis
1 OKUMA MULTUS U4000 25.59” Max Diameter 9

Turning

Count Equipment Type Characteristics Axis
2 OKUMA Genos L300-M 11.81” Max Dia., Live Tooling 5
2 OKUMA Genos L300-MYW 11.81” Max Dia., Live Tooling 6
1 OKUMA LU300-MY 20.8” Max Dia., Live Tooling 5
1 OKUMA Captain L370-MW 14.56” Max Dia., Live Tooling 5

Other

Count Equipment Type Characteristics Axis
1 SODICK AQ537L Wire EDM 14” x 22” 4
1 OMAX 55100 Water Jet 4’ x 8’ w/Tilt-A-Jet Feature 3

Metal Fabrication. Sheet Metal. Structural. Weldments.

Metal FabricationRCR’s build tolerances consistently reach .030” over a 196” system. It’s our well-ordered vertical process controls that allow us to maintain the quality, consistency, and repeatability through the entire system build. The process includes a strong emphasis on metrology. We use a combination of the Metris IGPS factory floor inspection system, Romer Absolute Arm system, Blue Light 3D scan, and a Laser scanner to measure 100% of the critical dimensions for internal and external customer projects.

A full list of our fabrication equipment is available upon request.

Design & Build, Build-to-Print Mechanical & Electromechanical Assemblies

Whether we’re building race cars or components and assemblies for external customers, engineering plays a critical role in the success of the project. Design processes range from conceptual engineering to detailed design for manufacturing. With 50 mechanical and electrical engineers and ten quality engineers, we’re poised to design a solution for the most complex manufacturing environment and system type. Our experience runs the gambit, including ground systems, weapon systems, and aerospace components.

RCR’s race cars have more than 3,500 parts that must fit together to exact specifications. Even the slightest misalignment can mean catastrophic failure. Attention to detail is one of the many traits our assembly specialists have but understanding both the what and the why is the real difference maker. RCR team members take the time to understand how their job function interfaces with the entire system, providing additional quality checks to the build. For external customers, the same rigorous methods are utilized.

Contact Information

  • Richard Childress Racing
    425 Industrial Drive
    Welcome, NC 27374

Business Development

  • Perry Gathings
  • 336.395.3333

Primary Capabilities

  • CNC Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Composites
  • Engineering

Vital Information

  • ITAR Registered
  • DLA Registered
  • CAGE Code: 6UUS3

World-class Quality Systems

At Richard Childress Racing, quality is a proactive, continuous process. We have a well-established Quality Management System to manage the flow of information to ensure we consistently meet or exceed customer expectations.

To help ensure the quality of our parts and assemblies, Richard Childress has partnered with Zeiss, a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensory systems, and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics, and medical technology industries. Our internal quality systems are equivalent to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certifications.

Richard Childress Racing provides all the documentation necessary to satisfy the largest aerospace, defense or other high-tech manufacturers including first article inspection reports, material certifications, certificates of conformance, and more.

Zeiss Class 6 Clean Room – Reliable, high-quality measuring technology.

Richard Childress Racing ensures the perfect machined part by using the right engineering tools, IT systems, CMMs, optical systems, and metrology software.

Engineering & IT Software

  • Autodesk Inventor CAD

  • SolidWorks CAD

  • PTC Creo CAM

  • NX CAM

  • ADMAC CAM (LATHE)

Metrology Capabilities

  • First Article (FAI)

  • PPAP

  • Sampling

  • Full Inspection

Zeiss Metrology Capabilities

  • Contura CMM

  • O-Inspect CMM

  • Stereomicroscope

  • Digital Microscope

  • Confocal Microscope

  • Electron Microscope

  • Metallograph Microscope

  • Surface Finish & Contour

  • Roundness & Form

Key Business Metrics

Quality is the foundation of Richard Childress Racing. It is embedded in our purpose and values. Richard Childress Racing is the supplier of choice for leading companies in aerospace, defense, and other high-tech industries. We’ve earned their trust by delivering innovative solutions to problems and consistently delivering high-quality products.

Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of our business. We work hard to deliver what is promised and meet or exceed expectations.

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We’re committed to providing parts and services that meet or exceed technical requirements. Every Richard Childress employee is committed to quality.

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On-time Delivery

We work hard to ensure parts are delivered on-time and communicate throughout the process—eliminating disruptions and supply bottlenecks.

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Contact Information

  • Richard Childress Racing
    425 Industrial Drive
    Welcome, NC 27374

Business Development

  • Perry Gathings
  • 336.395.3333

Primary Capabilities

  • CNC Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Composites
  • Engineering

Vital Information

  • ITAR Registered
  • DLA Registered
  • CAGE Code: 6UUS3

Machined Parts Gallery

Richard Childress Racing specializes in complex machined components where tolerance and finish are critical.

Contact Information

  • Richard Childress Racing
    425 Industrial Drive
    Welcome, NC 27374

Business Development

  • Perry Gathings
  • 336.395.3333

Primary Capabilities

  • CNC Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Composites
  • Engineering

Vital Information

  • ITAR Registered
  • DLA Registered
  • CAGE Code: 6UUS3

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Contact Information

  • Richard Childress Racing
    425 Industrial Drive
    Welcome, NC 27374

Business Development

  • Perry Gathings
  • 336.395.3333

Primary Capabilities

  • CNC Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Assembly
  • Composites
  • Engineering

Vital Information

  • ITAR Registered
  • DLA Registered
  • CAGE Code: 6UUS3

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