Wilwood Unveils the Craft Behind Its Brake Calipers

CAMARILLO, CA – From its humble beginnings in 1977 to its current reputation as a leading name in the brake industry, Wilwood has been the epitome of precision engineering and high-quality manufacturing. In a recently released company video, the California-based brake giant offers an unprecedented look into its Camarillo production facility, showcasing the meticulous crafting of their renowned brake calipers.

The video, which can also be viewed here, captures the intricate steps involved in producing a Wilwood brake caliper. It begins with the engineering design phase, where experts craft the caliper’s blueprint with precision. Following this, the actual manufacturing commences, involving sophisticated machining processes to carve out the product’s exact specifications.

Quality control is a rigorous step within the Wilwood production cycle. Each caliper undergoes meticulous inspections to ensure it meets the company’s lofty standards. One of the video’s highlights showcases the Type-III hard anodizing process, a treatment that not only enhances the caliper‘s appearance but also fortifies its resistance against wear and corrosion.

The brake calipers’ aesthetics are further enhanced through a detailed powder coating process, ensuring they not only function optimally but also look the part. Following this, the signature Wilwood mark is laser-engraved onto each piece, a mark of authenticity for their global clientele.

Once manufactured and refined, the brake calipers undergo assembly, packaging, and are seamlessly integrated into the company’s vast inventory. The video concludes with an overview of the shipping process, a testament to Wilwood’s commitment to timely delivery and customer satisfaction.

For nearly five decades, Wilwood has remained committed to manufacturing its products in the USA, and this video emphasizes that dedication. It’s not just about producing brake systems; it’s about upholding a legacy of quality, precision, and American craftsmanship.

For brake enthusiasts, automobile manufacturers, and everyone in between, this video is a must-watch, offering a rare behind-the-scenes look into the world of brake caliper production at Wilwood.

For more information on Wilwood and its range of products, visit their official website.


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