Tough, light, inexpensive composite brake rotors could make their way to regular cars

Currently, brakes made from composite materials tend to be expensive, and as such mainly just find their way onto high-performance cars and motorcycles. That could be about to change, however. Researchers from Michigan-based materials company REL and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) are developing aluminum composite brake rotors for everyday cars. Not only should they be much easier to produce than existing composite rotors, but they should also be 60 percent lighter than their iron counterparts, and last three times as long... Continue Reading Tough, light, inexpensive composite brake rotors could make their way to regular carsSection: AutomotiveTags: Aluminum, Braking, Fuel efficiency, New York University Related Articles: German researchers develop method for quality testing lightweight composite wheels New advanced composite material lends itself to aircraft safety U.S. Army’s first all-composite, armor-ready truck cab Carbon nanotube-reinforced polyurethane could make fo

Tough, light, inexpensive composite brake rotors could make their way to regular cars

Currently, brakes made from composite materials tend to be expensive, and as such mainly just find their way onto high-performance cars and motorcycles. That could be about to change, however. ...

Sun 22 Jan 12 from Gizmag

REL, Inc. teams with NYU-Poly to create lightweight, ultra durable automotive brake rotor

REL, Inc. teams with NYU-Poly to create lightweight, ultra durable automotive brake rotor

Thu 19 Jan 12 from Phys.org

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