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Method of Manufacturing a Metal Matrix Composite

Lightweight Brake Drum for Class 8 Truck & Trailer

United States 9,145,938
Co-inventors: T. Wood, N. Anderson
Assignee is Gunite Corporation

MMC brake drum

Overview of This MMC Brake Drum

Summary of Preform-Based MMC Brakes:

Long life
Requires custom friction material
Low Dust
Completely new supply chain
Limited data on public roads
Thermal Conductivity
Limited thermal capacity