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The supply of bespoke motorsport components is the main activity of Loughborough-based O D Engineering. With a proud reputation in motorsport engineering, the company uses only the highest quality materials to ensure maximum reliability for the components it manufactures.

“One of our key customers commissioned us to make valve guides using Colsibro®,” outlines Dinesh Parmar, Director at O D Engineering. “We take great pride in working alongside our customers to help fill their requirements, working closely with them at every stage of the process from prototyping to manufacturing.”

Colsibro® has a proven track record in the manufacture of valve guides. With its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, high strength and corrosion resistance, Colsibro® is extensively used for a wide range of high performance engine components.

“We needed 10 lengths of Colsibro® for this particular job,” comments Dinesh, “and with their competitive prices and good service it was a pleasure to deal with Columbia Metals for our needs.”

About O D Engineering
O D Engineering are a manufacturer of bespoke high-quality components for the motorsport, aerospace and food production industries. Formed in 1985, the company is based in the East Midlands and counts Ford, Lotus and BMV among its key clients.

About Colsibro®
Colsibro® is a copper nickel silicon alloy that offers a remarkable blend of physical and mechanical attributes unrivalled by many other grades of copper alloy. Its combination of high strength, corrosion resistance, high thermal and electrical conductivity, excellent wear resistance, spark resistance and good cryogenic properties makes Colsibro® the perfect selection for high performance engine components such as valve guides, valve seats, gears and bushes. Columbia Metals holds stocks of Colsibro® from 3/16” to 4” diameter, as well as in hexagon and flat bar.

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