The new aftermarket range of Brembo brake discs offers an innovative solution that is both lightweight and resistant.
DETROIT, (October 31, 2017) – Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology, will launch the new Brembo co-cast disc into the direct market in Q1 2018.
The disc, made to replace the composite discs in the company’s aftermarket range, is being introduced for the most current premium Mercedes applications, Brembo is already the OE manufacturer. The co-cast process will maintain current technical and performance specifications while adopting an exclusive and highly innovative manufacturing solution.
A steel housing is pressed, and is then positioned in the mold during the casting before the liquid cast iron is introduced at a temperature of 2,552°F. It is subsequently connected to the braking surface as the cast iron solidifies around special steel teeth on the hub.
The result is a lightweight disc inclusive of a high-carbon cast iron braking band and a steel housing, which are properly coupled during a special casting process that ensures perfect interchangeability with the original disc as well as increased performance and reduced weight.
Brembo co-cast characteristics:
Resistant, the special construction of unifying two different materials, the cast iron band and pressed housing utilizing iron casting, will increase the discs resistance to thermo-mechanical strains.
Lightweight and drivable, the steel housing guarantees about a 15 percent reduction in the weight of the disc, compared to an integrated disc of the same size. Since the brake disc is considered unsprung weight of the car, reducing mass improves handling, which results in more precise and stable vehicle dynamics while ensuring driving comfort.
Low environmental impact, reducing environmental impact has long been a Brembo trait. The co-casting solution adopted by Brembo respects the environment by reducing the weight of the disc, which in turn ensures an increase in the available force and a reduction in consumption and emissions of the car.
UV-treated surface, the disc surface is coated with UV technology, a highly innovative, state-of-the-art option. A UV coated disc assures the part is more resistant to corrosion, humidity and elevated temperatures. Plus, the UV coating is water-based and does not require solvents, which makes the coating process very efficient, a savings of 98 percent in energy and emissions.
For the new Brembo range, special attention was paid to full compliance with the strictest requirements of strength and safety, by ensuring equivalent performance to the original product, in any driving condition.
The co-cast discs are already UNECE R-90 certified and will be available to the market in the first quarter of 2018.