By integrating racing technology with volume cylinder head production, Linamar Corp. and its McLaren Performance Technologies subsidiary is helping auto makers greatly improve the power and refinement of their high-end sports cars. Known as Opti-Power and defined as an end-to-end design, development and manufacturing process, the technology is based around a 5-axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) “flexible machining” process, also known as contour milling. Five-axis milling has ...

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