Cryogenic Treatment of Brake Rotors to Improve Wear Resistance

Cryogenic Treatment of Brake Rotors to Improve Wear Resistance

"NASA engineers were the first to notice the effects of cold temperatures on materials. They noticed that many of the metal parts in the aircraft that had returned from the cold vacuum of space came back stronger than they were before flight. Since then sub-zero treatment (-80° C) has been used for many years, but with inconsistent results. Many of the inconsistencies were reduced by longer soaking periods and with deep cryogenic treatment (-185° C). Cryogenic processing can be applied to both brake rotors and pads. The result observed is two to three time increase in life of components even under severe racing conditions. As a side benefit, the rotors also observed less prone to crack or warp. It is interesting that drivers report better braking action and feel." - Paper Published in All India Seminar at UDAIPUR by Vimlesh C. Ajbani, Prof. A.N.Prajapati L.D.Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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