These cams are a
another product of our industry-leading research and
development department and our ability to adapt to
ever-changing times. Our leading edge technology allows us
to stay in front of the pack of camshaft and valve-train
VISION: COMP Camps'
Key to the Future
The ever-changing world of the high
performance automotive aftermarket business requires
constant attention the future. Regardless of the short or
long term, Competition Cams' attention to the future sets it
apart from the competition. At Comp Cams we don't wait for
the future, we define it. Our research and development team
isan unequalled assemblage of engineers and technicians.
With more than 75 years of combined experience in the
automotive engineering field, our R & D team provides
unmatched ability in designing world's finest camshafts and
.valve-train components. That experience, coupled with the
latest computer-aided technology for carrying out every
phase of the design process, provides the ability to produce
a product that few, if any, can match.
From blueprinting to prototype testing, COMP has the recipe
for success and it's at your fingertips. We guarantee
customer satisfaction. Following are just a few of our
ingredients for success which ensure YOUR success.
A staff of eight full-time specialists, including three
graduate engineers, twocam designers, a computer specialis
and three technicians as well as a stable of expert
consultants in such diverse fields as metallurgy, cam design
and vehicle emissions.
COMP owns a one-of-a-kind computer based cam profile
organizer, custom made to our specifications. This
invaluable tool is not only used for cam design, it also
measures and records data from each and every race cam and
stores the information to a database by serial number for
future reference It also measures all critical dimensions.
This ensures the cam is ground to exact, precise
A computer driven camshaft master
maker that shortcuts what was previously a four day process
to make a camshaft into a two hour process.
A variety of test engine stands for final durability testing
of'all products on running engines. Totally self-contained
with batteries, alternators and radiators, these stands run
countless hours under controlled conditions providing much
need data on the life of our products.
and unique packaging promotes quick sales and maximum profit.
COMP engineers work in conjunction
with OEM automakers on special projects, ranging from
developing modified versions of our current products for OEM
vehicle release to testing and development for their special
vehicle groups. A final benefit of these trips is that many
OEM quality suppliers have locations in and around the
Detroit area. As a result, a trip doesn't go by without us
visiting several in our continuing effort to improve the
quality of our products.
Clearly, COMP Cams has spent a great deal of time and effort
to put together what has become the most complete research
and development team in the industry, demonstrating how
committed we are to the value of R&D. The objectives of our
efforts are the ability to respond quickly to the market
with outstanding product quality and performance, resulting
in unequalled customer satisfaction. It is this commitment
that makes us the industry leader in camshaft and
valve-train technology. And YOU are the beneficiary.
independent valve motion analyzers. One is "OPTROW" based
while the other uses a laser transducer to sense valve
motion. load cells, strain gauges, displacement transducers
(both optical and laser) and high speed videos are used to
gather data needed to make these determinations. These
high-tech fixtures allow us to determine the effects of lobe
shape, component stiffness, valve-train mass and to fine
tune the entire system ensuring all of the parts will work
together. COMP calls it "System Engineering". Since each
part of the system has a certain frequency, they must all be
measured and matched so that all parts will compliment each
A spin fixture for valve train component durability and over
stress testing. Capable of maintaining speeds up to 12,000
RPM, this machine will subject valve train component., to
stresses well above their normal operating envelope.
Three fully functional CAD stations, each equipped with the
latest in design and modeling software (minimizing overall
design time, increase accuracy and facilitate easy drawing
exchange with our suppliers).
Two complete Superflow Dynamometers,
along with a rack of engine baseline test engines ranging
from a late model OHC turbocharged four cylinder to the
latest Winston Cup small block Chevrolet.
Companion equipment to the dynos include cylinder pressure
measuring instrumentation and electronic fuel injection and
ignition controllers for OEM computer controlled engines.
Vehicle testing resources capable
of generating everything from 0 to 60 or 1/4 mile data for
advertising purposes or federal emissions test data for
In addition to the previous items, we have a complete
machine shop on premises to do anything from tooling and
prototype fabrication to all aspects of engine rebuilding,
as well as a fully equipped dimensional/material analysis
laboratory for measuring any feature of our parts that we
desire. Frequently we call on outside testing or measurement
firms all over the country for independent evaluations or
for measurements that may be outside our capabilities.
The OEM car manufacturers obviously have a profound impact
on the direction that the performance aftermarket is
heading. Therefore, it is extremely important to develope
and maintain good working relationships with all auto
makers. The research and development team takes regular
trips to Detroit for just this purpose. Not only do we
contact the special vehicle engineering areas, but current
production groups and supplier divisions as well. This keeps
us current on items soon to be released for production.