ERIE, Penn. – Aaron Lewis, Sphere Brake Defense chief executive officer, recently posted the following on Linkedin about one of the latest developments of the small, veteran-owned company:
Sphere brakes demonstrated on a GM 2500!
In partnership with Penn State Erie, The Behrend College senior engineering students and minimal investment, patented sphere brakes were successfully scaled down to a passenger vehicle, presented, and demonstrated at the annual #Fasenmyer Conference.
The student led team was able to follow SBD’s Build-Measure-Learn Feedback Loop process developing drawings to full scale 3D printed prototypes with the support of FARO Technologies to manufactured minimum viable products throughout the course of the school year.
The world’s first bolt-on SB Kit prototype MVP installed on a GM 2500 pickup truck is the only brake that doesn’t require wheel removal or tools to change brake pads while weighing 18% less and achieving double the power requirement for this specific weight class. That’s real innovation, true disruption!
As icing on the cake our senior design team consisting of Sydney Brooks, Jacob Rose, Warren Ostrowski, and Kyle Sayre won the poster competition among 70+ projects. Furthermore, Dr. Mark Rubeo won Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.
I want to personally thank Penn State Behrend, our senior design students, and faculty to enable a small business like ours the opportunity to develop new products on a shoestring budget.
Finally, a special thank you to the highly skilled and experienced staff at Reddog Industries Inc.
Let’s connect to discover the value sphere brakes can deliver on your next #vehicle program!