ICENGINEWORKS HEADER AND MANIFOLD MODELING SYSTEM
THE ICENGINEWORKS™SYSTEM CONSISTS OF 3 STAGES
Stage I: Design & Modelling
Stage II: Tube Cutting
Stage III: Assembly & Welding
ICENGINEWORKS™ STAGE I – DESIGN & MODELING
Allows a fabricator to quickly generate the desired shape by using the patented plastic blocks, step by step, block by block starting from the engine block flange and the end point which is usually the collector, a tubular path can be confirmed, this allows ease of fabrication and even set budgets for any project.
The only requirements are that the engine is fitted in place with flanges and starter tubes and that exhaust collectors, or Collector Dummies, are firmly secured in their final position in the engine bay. By counting the number of blocks in each port the equal length is automatically calculated.
ICENGINEWORKS™ STAGE II – TUBE CUTTING
With the information from Stage I, Stage II provides a fast and accurate way to cut the required metal sections out of standard U-bends and J-bends in any chosen material, even exotics like Inconel and Titanium. Stage II cutting tool work with most vertical band saws.
It includes a universal cutting board and a set of OD or Series-specific machined HDPE cutting spacers to hold the U-bends or J-bends. No calculations are required to cut the exact angles.
ICENGINEWORKS™ STAGE III – ASSEMBLY & WELDING
When the individual metal sections for the tubular exhaust header project are cut, builders move to Stage III: Assembly & Welding. Stage III utilises one of the most innovative products to hit the tubing industry in decades: the icengineworksTM stainless steel tack-welding clamps, These clever little clamps provide an amazingly quick and exact way to firmly hold multi-section tubular assemblies together at the correct angle. Proper relative rotation at each joint is easily and minutely adjusted until the entire assembly becomes a solid and faithful recreation of the original plastic block model. They provide safe and endless opportunities to verify fitment for clearance, accuracy and exact alignment with the receiving tube ends at the head flange or the exhaust collector or Collector Dummy prior to tack-welding the assembly.