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

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

Build Services

  • Design & Build

  • Build-to-Print

  • Mechanical

  • Electromechanical

  • Prototypes & Production

Common Applications

  • Automation

  • Automotive

  • Packaging

  • Weapon Systems

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

3OKUMA MC-V402040” x 20” x 17”4
1OKUMA MB-56VA41” x 22” x 18″4
1OKUMA MX-5541” x 22” x 17”3
1OKUMA MB-66VA59” x 26” x 26”5
2OKUMA COSMO CENTER PM-60030” X 30” x 30”6

Horizontal Milling

CountEquipment TypeCharacteristicsAxis
1OKUMA MA-50HB27” X 30” x 27”5
1OKUMA MA-500HB27” x 35” x 30”3
1OKUMA MA-5000H30” X 30” x 30”3


1OKUMA MULTUS U400025.59” Max Diameter9


CountEquipment TypeCharacteristicsAxis
2OKUMA Genos L300-M11.81” Max Dia., Live Tooling5
2OKUMA Genos L300-MYW11.81” Max Dia., Live Tooling6
1OKUMA LU300-MY20.8” Max Dia., Live Tooling5
1OKUMA Captain L370-MW14.56” Max Dia., Live Tooling5


CountEquipment TypeCharacteristicsAxis
1SODICK AQ537L Wire EDM14” x 22”4
1OMAX 55100 Water Jet4’ x 8’ w/Tilt-A-Jet Feature3

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.