Engine Manufacturing

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Common Engine Manufacturing Hazards

Find the right MCR Safety product that protects you against these common hazards.

Abrasive Handling

Working around abrasive sand during casting, handling additives and assembling metal parts onto engines requires only the best abrasion resistant gloves.  We make them form fitting to your hands, so you can efficiently assemble engine parts too!

Common Applications:

  • Handling parts and tools



MCR Safety NXG® 15- Gauge Gray Nylon Shell Foam Nitrile Palm and Fingers Latex Free


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® PU coated palm


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology Sandy Nitrile Palm Coating


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 gauge Kevlar® Regular weight string knit PVC Honey Grip 2 sides

Arm Injuries

Metal is all over an engine, which requires a worker’s arm protected at all times.  We manufacture a wide range of cut resistant sleeves to keep your arms protected, including a new A9 cut-resistant sleeve.

Common Applications:

  • Assembling metal parts
  • Head assembly
  • Smoothing out metal surfaces and edges


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge DuPont™ Kevlar® Sleeves  18 Inch Length


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 7 Gauge Orange Kevlar® 18 Inch Sleeve with  Elbow Gusset  and Thumb Slot


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 10 Gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology 18 Inch w/thumb slot


MCR Safety Cut Pro® DuPont™ Kevlar® Fiber, 18 Inch with Thumb Slot

Contact Heat and Hot Objects

Anyone working around hot castings, hot machine surfaces, and hot dies should consider gloves designed for heat protection.   We’ve written a Heat Resistant Gloves blog to keep you informed!

Learn More About Contact Heat and Hot Objects Protection

Common Applications:

  • Metal Handling
  • Handling Hot Objects


MCR Safety Cut Pro® Heavy Weight Kevlar® Cotton inner 2 sided Nitrile Blocks


Hot Mill, regular Weight with 4.5" Plasticized Gauntlet Cuff, Knuckle Strap


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 10 Gauge Kevlar® Latex Palm and Fingertips


Premium Cut and Sewn Heavy Duty Terry Cloth 5 Inch Gauntlet Cuff and Inset Thumb Extra Heavy...

Cut and Oily Objects

Workers insert and place numerous lubricated parts to the engine.   If not careful, parts can easily slip due to oils.  We manufacture cut protection gloves designed for these oily applications.

Common Applications:

  • Handling oily parts around sharp metal
  • Feeling fine parts without loss of dexterity


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Bi-polymer Coated Palm and Fingertips


Ninja® BNF with NFT® Coating  18 Gauge nylon / spandex Coated Palm, Fingertips and Over the...


Ninja® Max 10 gauge Dyneema® Diamond Technology Bi-Polymer Coated Palm and Fingertips


MCR Safety Cut Pro® with ARX Technology 18 Gauge Material Foam Nitrile Palm Coating

Cut and Sense of Touch

Engine assemblers need to feel the components making up engines.  Yet, at the same time, they need cut protection when working around metal, such as drilling holes in metal parts.  We make some featherweight cut-resistant options you should consider wearing.

Common Applications:

  • Attaching cables
  • Feeling fine parts
  • Placing parts on the engine block



MCR Safety Cut Pro® with ARX Technology 18 Gauge Green / Yellow Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm...


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Polyurethane Coated Palm and Fingertips


MCR Safety Cut Pro® with ARX Technology 18 Gauge Material Foam Nitrile Palm Coating


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Nitrile Coated Palm and Fingertips

Cut and Sharp Objects

Casting flash, excess material that needs to be removed, and sharp edges on castings and dies are just a couple reasons workers need cut protection in this industry.  Workers also need to be protected when handling knives, files, and pliers.

Common Applications:

  • Cutting industrial materials for fabrication and processing


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge HyperMax™ Shell Bi-polymer Coated Palm and Fingertips


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 15 Gauge Hypermax™ shell  Nitrile coated palm and fingers


MCR Safety Cut Pro® with ARX Technology 18 Gauge Material Foam Nitrile Palm Coating


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 13 Gauge Orange Kevlar® Nitrile foam coated palm

Heavy Parts and Tools

There some heavy parts that make up a completed engine.  If you know your back up hand is going to get banged up, consider our cut and back-of-hand PPE styles.  Wearing gloves with 360-degree protection makes a lot of sense. 

Common Applications:

  • Moving heavy parts
  • Operate typical shop equipment such as hoist, jacks, hand tools, cleaning machines, wiring, etc


MCR Safety® Forceflex®  Mechanics Gloves, Cut Resistant D3O® back of hand and padded palm Two-way...


MCR Safety Cut Pro® ForceFlex® Mechanics Gloves  Kevlar® lining TPR Back of Hand & Fingers


MCR Safety UltraTech® Mechanics Gloves 13 Gauge Cut Resistant HPPE Nitrile Foam Coated Palm and...


Leather Drivers Work Gloves Select Goatskin Leather with Oil Block Technology  Kevlar® Lined with...

Impaired Vision

Workers grind away excess metal found on the engine, meaning face shields, and safety glasses are definitely required at work.  Plus, whenever hot molten metal is around during die casting, machine operators need eye protection.  Furthermore, assemblers need protection from flying projectiles.    

Common Applications:

  • Assembling components
  • Deburring
  • Operate grinding equipment


Checklite® CL4 Series Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens Earplug Retaining...


VL2 Series Blue Light Safety Glasses MAXBLUE™ Lens Technology Navy Blue Frame Soft Secure TPR...


HK2 Series Clear MAX6™ Lens - Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Frameless Lens Design with Clear...


"XO Skeleton" Headgear Clear 1 piece molded face shield MAX6™ Premium Anti-Fog Coating

Lubricants and Coolants

Grippaz disposable gloves come in hand when handling die lubricants and applying substances machines.

Common Applications:

  • Maintaining production machines
  • Lubricating machines
  • Assembling oily objects and components
  • Inserting parts



”Nitrishield®” with Grippaz™ Technology Industrial/Food Service Grade 4.5 mil 9.5 Inch...


”Nitrishield®” with Grippaz™ Technology Industrial/Food Service Grade 6 mil 9.5 Inch...


NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 8 mil Blue Nitrile 12 Inch Length


NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology 6 mil Orange Nitrile 9.5 Inch Length

Sense of Touch

Assembling engines together into a functioning unit involve many components.  Some workers only need general purpose protection, made with a PU dip that allows ultimate dexterity and feel.

Common Applications:

  • Preparing components for assembly


MCR Safety NXG® 13 Gauge White Nylon Shell White PU Palm and Fingers


MCR Safety, Latex Free, 15- Gauge Black Nylon Shell, Gray PU Palm and Fingers


Ninja® Lite 18 Gauge Blue Nylon Shell PU Coated Palm and Fingertips


MCR Safety NXG® 13 Gauge Black Nylon Shell Black PU Palm and Fingers


We now manufacture a Cut A9 apron for workers concerned with any hazards faced that may cut their front torso area.  With hot metal found all across engine manufacturing, some workers may benefit from this advanced protection.   It’s also rated ANSI 5 for contact heat!

Common Applications:

  • Handling hot objects
  • Placing parts on the engine block


MCR Safety Cut Pro® Cut Resistant Waist Apron Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers 30 Inches x 24 Inches


MCR Safety Cut Pro® Cut Resistant Sleeves Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers  19 Inch Length


MCR Safety Cut Pro® Cut Resistant Sleeves Modacrylic / Kevlar® Fibers  9 Inch Length


MCR Safety Cut Pro® Heavy Weight Kevlar® Cotton inner 2 sided Nitrile Blocks

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