Diamonds are a block's best friend for honing

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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