60% Lighter Than Traditional Steel Rotors!
-Matrix Brakes provide resistance to warping, corrosion and wear
-All Matrix Brakes provide an extended life over traditional steel rotors
-Patented metal matrix composite construction provides quiet braking
-All Matrix Brakes have a full-floating design for improved performance
-Matrix Brakes can be custom ordered with color buttons and carriers (See colors above)
-Matrix Brakes have passed D.O.T. and OEM requirements with TUV testing in process
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Lightweight brake rotors and drums are manufactured using MMC materials originally developed by REL for NASA thermal panels, and offer an unprecedented level of quality. Composite brakes are made from a lightweight aluminum-ceramic composite material that enables increased fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance, and the ultra-durable reinforced surface eliminates the effects of wear, corrosion, and deformation. With over three times the life expectancy of cast iron rotors and drums, Matrix Brake rotors and drums will rarely need to be replaced.
Composite brakes are made from REL’s proprietary metal matrix composite, which has been developed specifically for braking applications. Over years of development, REL’s engineers have designed the material to exceed the current limitations of cast iron brakes due to weight, strength, and temperature management. The composite brake material used in Matrix Brakes is the first of its kind, and is mixed, cast, heat-treated, and finished to the highest quality.
Lightweight brake rotors and drums by REL are manufactured using a protected aluminum infiltration technology, and machines the finished product to exact specifications. Composite Matrix Brakes can be customized to fit the style and size of your vehicle, and can be further developed for specialized brake systems (see below for more information).
Novel Systems Development
REL develops novel structural metal matrix composite braking systems for a variety of vehicles and purposes. Using their protected MMC technology, they can design special lightweight brake rotors and systems to meet your individual application needs. Metal matrix composite materials have been perfected over years of engineering research and development; we are experienced with the integration of MMCs in both conventional and custom brake systems. Some existing technologies incorporated into our metal matrix composite brakes include:
Ultra high temperature NASA material technology: Space vehicle applications
Nano-MMC technology: Interface interaction technology
Composite MMC technology: Material property tailoring
Lightweight MMC material technology: Energy saving material for vehicles
Sustainable technology: Recyclable, environmentally conscious materials/processing
Integrated Design and Testing
REL has the capability to develop lightweight braking systems of any size or scope. To ensure consistent performance, we offer complete design, development, and testing; by integrating services and performing them in-house, we offer a thorough, cost-effective solution.
Using a our custom-built brake dynamometer, we perform brake testing for different size, geometry, and composition variations for various braking applications. The dynamometer was designed to meet REL’s stringent testing procedures, and was fabricated and machined at our facilities. It has the full control and data logging capabilities found in commercial brake dynamometers, and is customized for composite brake testing.
For the development of composite lightweight brake systems, REL uses the latest equipment and time-tested engineering methods; we analyze individual project requirements and design and test a solution that will exceed expectations and deliver results.