New lightweight aluminum brake discs with selectively placed ceramic enhancement.
Lightweight metal matrix composite brake discs that provide a highly uniform, aluminum silicon carbide composite located only on the friction surface.
Metal Matrix Innovation’s selective enhancement technology provides numerous advantages over traditional cast iron brake discs, including:
Our composite brake discs are up to 60% lighter than typical cast iron brakes. This weight reduction provides significant improvements in fuel and energy efficiency, ride quality, handling and acceleration. Alumatrix brakes can save approximately 14 kg (30 lbs) of unsprung and rotational weight on a midsized sedan.
Durability & Longevity
A selectively placed aluminum silicon carbide metal matrix composite at the braking surface significantly increases wear resistance.
The Alumatrix brake disc will maintain a clean, rust-free appearance and provide consistent braking performance, even after long periods of inactivity.
Alumatrix Brakes Offer:
Up to 60% Weight Savings
Weight savings similar to carbon ceramic, at a fraction of the price
Reduced Lifetime Cost
- Minimal corrosion
- Minimal disc wear
- Increased pad life
Reduced Brake Emissions
Half the brake emissions compared to conventional cast iron
Equivalent Coefficient of Friction
Friction coefficient of 0.30-0.40
Improved Service Life
Increased durability and longevity compared to conventional cast iron