Tools / Components
KPMI® Tappet Design
Kibblewhite® Engineers design our tappets using Finite Element Stress Analysis (FEA) software.This software allows our engineers to lighten the tappets without sacrificing strength so we can create the strongest, lightest tappets possible. These tappets are machined from aircraft quality solid steel bar stock. They undergo a proprietary heat treat process that creates a hard surface and a non brittle-core, maximizing toughness and wear resistance. Kibblewhite® tappets are run in high performance automotive and motorcycle applications including Motocross, Flat Track, Road Race, Drag Race, and Land Speed Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
KPMI® DLC Coated
Our coated tappets undergo a low temperature PVD process to deposit a DLC film, which is extremely hard and has a very low coefficient of friction. These properties help the tappet to maintain its durability in extreme duty situations. Although KPMI® recommends never running a camshaft off the edge of the tappet, this coating may help increase durability in these applications.