Don Schumacher Motorsports expands into defense, aerospace
Don Schumacher Motorsports

Don Schumacher Motorsports expands into defense, aerospace

Motorsports parts supplier announces manufacturing operations beyond auto racing.

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After more than 15 years of outfitting race teams with high-performance parts, Don Schumacher Motorsports Precision Manufacturing (DSM), Brownsburg, Indiana, is expanding into the automotive, defense, equipment/manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

Established in 2005, DSM was founded as a specialty parts manufacturer and R&D center for Don Schumacher Racing's (DSR's) fleet of championship-winning NHRA race cars, and has since grown to become one of the leading parts suppliers for race teams competing across multiple motorsports industries. Among its most high-profile projects are the DSM engine block and cylinder head assembly, used across the DSR teams, and a collaboration with Mopar, SRT, and BES Racing Engines to offer a variety of parts and components for the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak race car. DSM is heavily involved in the NHRA's popular Factory Stock Showdown Series, offering on-site parts support to Drag Pak owners, and was instrumental in Leah Pruett's 2018 Factory Stock Showdown Series title campaign.

"For years, top race teams have trusted us to make parts they could rely on," said DSM Vice President Chad Osier. "We are manufacturing 11,000hp powerplants that go from zero-to-330mph in less than 4 seconds; this is a real testament to our focus on quality, precision, and talent.

"We originally launched DSM as the manufacturing arm of DSR so we could guarantee quality-control by producing key engine components in-house. Other teams took notice and before long, we were producing parts for them, too. We're thrilled to now be able to offer that same level of high-precision manufacturing and customer service to organizations that operate outside of the motorsports realm."

DSM operates out of a 20,000ft2 facility adjacent to DSR in suburban Indianapolis. Its state-of-the-art machining capabilities include 5-axis milling, multi-axis turning, and Swiss turning, supporting prototyping, short-run, and full-production projects. With 25 high-speed machines and a dedicated engineering and quality team, DSM offers customers quality part solutions with end-to-end support and on-time delivery.

DSM's strategic partners include Okuma (machining), Sandvik Coromant (tooling), Mastercam (programming), Stratasys (3-D printing), and Hangsterfer's (cutting fluid).

DSM is ISO 9001: 2015, ITAR, NISPOM Certified.