Ben Nussbaum

Ben Nussbaum

Ben Nussbaum, Chief Content Officer of The Brake Report, has more than 20 years experience in publishing. He was the founding editor for USA Today's line of special interest magazines and the founding editor for i5 Publishing's newsstand one-off magazine program. He lives outside Washington, D.C. Email him at [email protected]

Quick Hits on ZF’s Electric Blue Brake Pads

ZF Electric Blue

ZF announced its line of Electric Blue brake pads in July and officially unveiled the product line at Automechanika in Frankfurt in September. The pads are meant for electric vehicles, with technology that particularly targets brake noise. Since the beginning…

Company Profile: IBI


INTERNATIONAL BRAKE INDUSTRIES (IBI) AT A GLANCE IBI is a maker of aftermarket brake hardware, selling to retail, wholesale, and remanufacturers worldwide since 1967 It manufactures complete brake hardware kits, including clips, bolts, boots and springs, as well as complementary…

3D Printing: Ideas for the Brake Industry


The BRAKE Report continues to examine additive manufacturing by talking with Brian Crotty of 3YOURMIND. The company, based in Germany, has had offices in the United States since 2016. It works with additive manufacturing service bureaus and large companies that…

Company Profile: Essex Parts Services

Essex Parts

ESSEX PARTS SERVICES AT A GLANCE Located in Cramerton, North Carolina, with 20 employees A distributor of high-performance brakes for track use Exclusive North American distributor for AP Racing race components and Ferodo racing pads The BRAKE Report continues to…

Company Profile: Comec Grinders

Comec grinders

COMEC AT A GLANCE Comec grinding machines are used in manufacturing brake pads, brake shoes, and truck linings The Comec brand is part of AFT, along with the Arga and Fabes brands AFT has about 50 employees AFT is located…

Tallano Aims to Clean Up Brake Emissions

Tallano Technology

As brake emissions continue to trend toward the spotlight, several companies are developing solutions. In 2018, The BRAKE Report spoke with MANN+HUMMEL about its brake dust filter. This week, we spoke with Christophe Rocca-Serra, founder of Tallano Technology. His company’s…

Looking ahead to 2019 at LINK

LINK 2019

The BRAKE Report spoke with Tim Duncan on Friday, shortly after LINK shared the news that it is opening an office in Mexico City. Tim is the Executive Vice President for Business Development and Global Test Operations at LINK.  …

Company Profile: TAM Ceramics

TAM Ceramics

TAM CERAMICS AT A GLANCE Located in Niagara Falls, New York, with about 100 employees Maker of engineered ceramic powders, including components for brake pads In addition to brakes, major applications of TAM Ceramics products include thermal-barrier coatings for aerospace…