|4670 Hatchery Rd
Waterford Michigan 48329
Steve Lowe started LSM in 1991 to fill the need in Pro-Stock racing for a titanium valvespring. LSM met that need
with the introduction of the first viable titanium valve spring. After this first LSM continued to innovate to meet the
needs of the racing industry. LSM started grinding camshafts to take advantage of the new valvespring. The next
innovation was to increase the journal size to 55mm. This allowed for a stiffer valvetrain and better geometry.
There were other advantages to be had. Soon LSM started machining cylinder blocks to optimize valvetrain
geometry further. This allowed the RPM limit of the engines to increase yet again and pushed the weakest link to
the lifter. Our latest innovation has been a greatly improved keyway style .937 diameter lifter. With optimum
materials and processing this lifter has virtually eliminated lifter failure on aggressive valvetrain designs. At LSM
the story of innovation doesn't end. There will always be a weakest link and LSM will continue to pursue that
weakest link to advance the level of technology in the racing industry.
At LSM we have what it takes to partner with you on your project. Here's a short resume of our capabilities:
Inspection - We have fully certified inspection equipment including a multi-axis Romer Coordinate
Measuring Machine (CMM) and an Adcole 911 cam measurement unit.
Engineering - All of our designs are generated with advanced 3D solid modeling.
Multi-Axis Machining - We have many 4 and 5-Axis CNC machining centers that allow us to machine
parts in fewer setups to ultimate precision that other shops simply couldn't handle.
CNC Grinders - We grind our camshafts on high precision CNC cam grinders. This has many
advantages over utilizing master based grinders. Camshaft profiles are not limited to a selection of
off-the-shelf profiles. We can grind any profile that can be physically ground. Unlike master based
grinders the profile will be correct regardless of base circle size. CNC grinding takes into account the
roller size on your lifter. This would require different masters for each different roller size (and base
circle size) if you utilize a master based grinder. With a CNC grinder there are no compromises.
Highest Quality - We utilize only the highest quality materials.
Fast Turn Around Time - Due to our responsiveness we can process smaller batch sizes and turn them
around faster than any other camshaft manufacturer.
ISO-9000 Compliant - We're compliant to the ISO-9000 quality standard. Each camshaft and block
processed is serialized so that we can track material and processing.
Please feel free to contact us by phone at:
Phone: (248) 674-4967
Fax: (248) 673-7089