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.
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.
Machined Materials, Secondary Processes, and Equipment
Metal Fabrication. Sheet Metal. Structural. Weldments.
RCR’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.