Improving brake systems with Niobium
A niobium alloy strategy for gray iron delivers increased performance in brake discs and drums
Longer brake life, reduced maintenance costs, and better performance are realized with a niobium alloy strategy for the gray cast iron used for brakes in all types of vehicles, from small passenger cars to large commercial or mass transit vehicles.
More reasons to use niobium in disc brake manufacturing
Better wear performance and an enhanced resistance to thermal fatigue are achievable with minimal to no changes in the casting practice and in machining.
How does niobium deliver these benefits?
Niobium both refines the structure in gray cast irons and precipitates as an ultra-hard carbide. The structural refinement and precipitates are responsible for the improved balance of physical properties of the cast iron, and this translates to better performance of end products.
Discover the benefits Niobium can bring to brake rotors and drums
From metallurgy to overall performance of end-products, check out our introduction to niobium-enhanced brakes