This is an awesome video that shows us some amazing stuff about one of the aftermarket industry’s truly important names. Yes, we are going inside the COMP Cams factory in Tennessee to see how a camshaft is made from the selection of the core to the machining and even to the micro finishing processes that COMP offers on their products as well. Things have come a long way since guys like Ed Iskendarian started grinding their own camshafts far more than a half century ago.
From the materials to the processes, accuracy, and quality, this is as good as it gets in the industry. COMP has been making camshafts for street guys, NASCAR teams, NHRA drag racing teams, sports car teams, open wheel racing competitors, monster truck racers, and anything else you can think of for longer than many of you reading this have been alive. Along the way they have taken every piece of acquired knowledge and plowed it back into their company to make products better. They continue to do that today.
The fascinating thing about this process to us is that it’s still very human. It is not just some massive automative factory with no people in it. There’s human talent at every step of this trip and we think you’ll appreciate that as well. The mix of cutting edge equipment and practices with the skilled hands of true machinists is a really fun intersection to watch.
Enjoy this amazing look behind the scenes at COMP Cams and the truly cool birth of a camshaft!