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AVON LAKE, OHIO (APRIL 11, 2013)DEI Titanium Pipe ShieldExtreme heat can rob power and potentially damage engines, transmissions, hoses, and sensitive electrical components. DEI, a market leader in thermal protection, has introduced a revolutionary advancement in pipe shield technology that greatly outperforms Mylar-backed glass fiber shields.

DEI’s Titanium Pipe Shield combines the high heat tolerance of DEI’s proprietary LR fiber technology with a unique rivet-based clamp shield design to improve heat dissipation and cooling.  Glass fiber shields can begin to fail at 900°F with the Mylar outer material cracking and flaking off.  DEI’s Titanium Pipe Shield provides heat protection up to 1350°F.

LR fiber technology is a two-ply material. The outer layer is made from pulverized and stranded lava rock into a proprietary tightly woven weave for durability and strength. The inside material is made of a special high temperature resistant fabric (89% silica) designed to withstand 350 degrees more heat than glass fiber. This proprietary fiber technology combined with DEI’s unique shield standoff bracket design provides an air gap between the shield and pipe that together provides the maximum potential for cooling and heat dissipation.



DEI Sponsors 2013 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine ChallengeAVON LAKE, OHIO (JAN 31, 2012) – The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, a scholarship program for high school shop teams, is growing in leaps and bounds in terms of numbers of sponsors, teams and scholarship dollars. Design Engineering (DEI) is proud to announce their sponsorship of this worthwhile program designed to encourage high school teens to take an interest in the performance aftermarket by providing a series of competitions that exhibit their skill at breaking down and reassembling a small block Chevy according to event rules.

The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge, created in 2008, was the brainchild of Jim Bingham, owner of Winner’s Circle Speed and Custom Inc. The engine challenge was developed initially as a special event for Winner’s Circle’s Race and Performance Expo.  With only five teams competing in the inaugural year but with added encouragement from Vic Edlebrock, Winner’s Circle has grown the event to become a nationwide competition that today encompasses over 600 students, seven events including the national championship at the annual PRI show, and 150 sponsors.



DEI 2in x 25ft Pipe Wrap KitAVON LAKE, OHIO (JAN 23, 2012) – Design Engineering (DEI), the leader in heat control products for motorcycles, has now introduced a new Pipe Wrap & Locking Tie Kit that combines their popular pipe wrap with stainless steel zip ties to ensure a more secure, long-lasting fit.

DEI’s motorcycle pipe wrap helps to keep radiant heat in pipes for improved performance and also can help prevent serious leg burns.  This heat resistant wrap withstands direct continuous heat up to 1200° Fahrenheit and provides added protection against abrasions, hot oil spills and road grime.



DEI Warehouse ExpansionAVON LAKE, OHIO (JUNE 28, 2012) – Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI), formed in 1995, has quickly become a worldwide leader in the development of performance thermal tuning and acoustic control products. David Markley, DEI president, recently announced that this growth has precipitated the company’s need for additional warehouse space to accommodate current and expected growth of the company’s six primary product lines. In August 2012, DEI broke ground on a new 12,000 square foot warehouse facility adjacent to the company’s existing building in Avon Lake, OH.  Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed in February 2013.



Boom Mat Family of productsAVON LAKE, OHIO (NOVEMBER 27, 2012) – Design Engineering, Inc.® (DEI), a leader in the supply of thermal tuning products, and Boom Mat™, DEI’s sound deadening and acoustic control division, are showing their support of MECA with dual membership and sponsorship.  Boom Mat also is proud to announce the formation of Team Boom Mat for MECA competition in 2013.

The Mobile Electronics Competition Association (MECA) is an international grassroots audio trade association headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN that produces 130 audio competitions in over 30 states in addition to other special events. Competition is based on achieving either the highest certified score in Sound Pressure or the highest certified score in Sound Quality with competitions ranked as single, double, or triple point events. The MECA World Finals are hosted annually in Nashville, TN in October.