Operator installs torque plate on the block before setup in the Sunnen SV-410 machine or CK-21 immediately to the right in photo.

Diamonds are a block's best friend for honing

May 21, 2012
Two shops with different needs illustrate how new machine technologies and diamond abrasives simplify the process, cut cycle times as much as half, and improve dyno results.

The sophistication and precision of OEM automotive engines today often exceed that of race engines from a few years ago, leaving no margin for error in honing. Bore geometry, clearance and surface finish specs have tightened dramatically as new ring and piston technologies proliferate. Materials and surface coatings have evolved, and some now require diamond honing. Two businesses doing vastly different types of engine work – White Performance and Jasper Engines & Transmissions – illustrate how new honing technology – particularly diamond honing abrasives – can improve cycle time, product quality, and cost, not to mention horsepower and torque.

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