Automotive brake discs are usually made in grey cast iron, but their future can become lighter. Aluminium-based composites are suitable candidates to substitute the conventional material and create light, durable, sustainable brake discs. However, is changing material in a well-established product so smooth and simple? It can be a challenging journey involving process and design changes, and it can take years to reach the perfect result. Have you ever wondered what the steps are when a new promising material becomes available?

In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of replacing cast iron with aluminium-based composites in automotive brake discs. Different steps of the journey to lighter brake discs will be presented and discussed, with a look to the future steps.

Date: Apr. 14, 2023

Time: 10:00-11:00 (+ 30 min group discussion and networking)

After attending this webinar you will know more about:

  • The properties of aluminium-based composites
  • The material properties that are critical for performant brake discs
  • The main step of changing material in a well-established product
  • Related research and development activities at JTH

Target audience: Designer and supplier manager of aluminium component industries. End user of aluminium components. Everyone with an interest in aluminium alloys and composites.