Brembo set to mass produce carbon-ceramic brakes

Brembo set to mass produce carbon-ceramic brakes

Brembo brakes

New technologies always cost the big bucks at first, but as demand increases so does supply, and prices eventually drop to an accessible level. So while carbon-ceramic brakes might be out of reach right now — brake master Brembo has formed a new joint venture with carbon-fibre supplier SGL Group. The goal of this new partnership is to  mass-produce carbon-ceramic brake technology for widespread application.

Carbon-ceramic brakes offer several main benefits over cast-iron discs they are lighter weight and have the ability to dissipate heat quickly, preventing fade. The only downside is that the manufacturing process is very labor-intensive, driving the cost up, which is why they’re currently only available on high-end supercars. The new company Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes, has just began operations at its Milan headquarters and aims to streamline the production of the rotors so that they can eventually be used across the automotive industry.

Brembo brakes

New technologies always cost the big bucks at first, but as demand increases so does supply, and prices eventually drop to an accessible level. So while carbon-ceramic brakes might be out of reach right now — brake master Brembo has formed a new joint venture with carbon-fibre supplier SGL Group. The goal of this new partnership is to  mass-produce carbon-ceramic brake technology for widespread application.

Carbon-ceramic brakes offer several main benefits over cast-iron discs they are lighter weight and have the ability to dissipate heat quickly, preventing fade. The only downside is that the manufacturing process is very labor-intensive, driving the cost up, which is why they’re currently only available on high-end supercars. The new company Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes, has just began operations at its Milan headquarters and aims to streamline the production of the rotors so that they can eventually be used across the automotive industry.

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