Of Mustangs and Molds (and More)

Gary S. Vasilash

The 2013 Stage 3 Mustang from ROUSH Performance features a supercharged 5.0-liter engine under its hood that provides 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque. The supercharger in question, the R2300, features Eaton TVS (Twin Vortices Series) tech, which combines thermal efficiency, high volumetric capacity, and the ability to achieve higher supercharger speeds, all of which results in neck-snapping speeds, but fuel efficiency, too (but would you really care?).


Roush Mustang


There are 18-in cast aluminum wheels wrapped with the ROUSH/Cooper co-developed RS3 ultrahigh performance tires. And they sit beneath the R6 aerobody package that incorporates a newly designed ROUSH upper grille; high-flow lower grille; corner fascia aero pockets with driving lamps and front chin splitter; a new ROUSH hood scoop; rocker panel and rear fascia side splitters; a three-piece rear decklid spoiler; and a new ROUSH rear aero valance featuring race-inspired diffusers and integrating new dual chambered, chrome exhaust tips.

Chances are, you’re not likely to run into one of these models just anywhere, which is why we recommend that you mark your calendar right now to attend amerimold, which is being held June 13-14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, because not only is the ROUSH Stage 3 going to be there, but Gary Jurick, vp and general manager of ROUSH Performance Products, will be presenting a keynote address on ROUSH’s “start-to-finish” approach to product development, which goes from design through engineering, prototyping and manufacturing.

In addition to which, Mark Bringle, technical sponsor and marketing director, Joe Gibbs Racing, will be providing a presentation on how the NASCAR team uses technology ranging from advanced computer-aided engineering to additive manufacturing to take an idea on Monday that becomes a physical part of a car by Wednesday.

amerimold will have various technical sessions dedicated to additive manufacturing and mold making products and processes.

The focus of the event is on doing things more quickly, so in that spirit know that if you sign up before May 15, you can get a discount on your registration.

This is a serious technical event for those involved in tool and moldmaking, molding, and additive manufacturing.

But seriously: to learn about how that Stage 3 Mustang comes to be and how Joe Gibbs Racing manages its tech resources with a high-quality, high-velocity approach is worth it—and then some.

Check it out at www.amerimoldexpo.com

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