How has carbon ceramic brake pads evolved over the years?

The older carbonized braking systems have evolved significantly into the carbon ceramics brakes that we’re well acquainted with nowadays. Thanks to the addition of ceramic material into the carbon, the combined carbon ceramic brake pads are far more durable. They can last for thousands of miles just like regular iron or steel brakes, and maintain their performance throughout with minimal wear.

Additionally, silica carbide was added into the mix along with carbon and ceramics. In doing so, a typical carbon ceramic brake now has improved resistance against shock, excess thermal exposure, as well as oxidation. Thus, they can work for longer, and provide just as much stopping force at a wide range of temperatures and conditions. You don’t have to worry about chilly weather.

Over time, what was once the same coating used on space shuttles to battle heat and friction, most can option a set of carbon ceramic brake – assuming you can afford one – on your car.

Surface Transforms plc (LON:SCE) is a manufacturer of next-generation carbon-ceramic brake discs for automotive and aircraft applications and has been certified to IS9001-2000 since 2008 and was certified to TS16949 automotive quality accreditation and AS9100C aerospace quality accreditation in 2015.

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