BRAKEDOWN: an ongoing collection of briefs from around the global braking industry

Mohammad Vakili, Founder of Brake Academy, released a new blog post on the company’s website. The article is titled The demise of the friction brake pad is highly exaggerated! and can be found on its website HERE.


The BRAKE Report announced its newest sponsor this week, Chem-Trend. Chem-Trend has over fifty years of experience making mold release agents for challenging situations. The company has developed a line of release agents for friction products that are made up of formulations specially designed for the prevailing molding conditions found with these unique parts, and are compatible with post-molding processes.


Mando will be expanding and adding an additional $8.9 million for equipment and building improvements at its Opelika, AL location. Mando’s Opelika operations continue to produce brake calipers and suspension systems to support its customer base located throughout the U.S.


LINK Engineering introduced its new Hub Motor and NVH Test System, the Model 6642, a dual function or combined torque and speed test system that integrates both hydraulic braking and motor drive testing into a combined operation.


iDBC² was unveiled this week. Labeled as a revolutionary 2-Box Braking System for your current and future brake application including ADAS Level 3+. Small packaging, easy upgrade, full redundancy for autonomous drive and compliance with VDA360, from 1 to unlimited.


Tenneco’s Ferodo® brand recently was named the most popular aftermarket brand at the 2021 China Automotive Aftermarket Summit Forum held by Automobile & Parts, a leading industry publication in China. Ferodo is the premium braking brand and one of the global leaders in both OE and aftermarket products.


RoadandTrack.com wrote an article on how the 2022 Mazda Miata uses Its brakes to reduce body roll. You can check it out HERE.


Wilwood recently announced the launch of Hi-TEMP 570 Racing Brake Fluid in DOT 5.1. Temp 570 racing brake fluid has been a staple of circle track, road racing, and autocross markets for decades but Wilwood states the newly released DOT 5.1 rated formula is even better.


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