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Brake pad friction material types — adherent versus abrasive

Brake pad friction material types There are two types of brake pad friction materials; abrasive and adherent Abrasive brake pad friction material explained In simple terms, abrasive brake pads create friction stopping power by grinding away at the rotor. The brake pad acts like sandpaper and the rotor is the wood in this analogy. It’s this mechanical rubbing of an abrasive material against the metal rotor that converts kinetic energy into heat that stops the vehicle. Abrasive pads wear away the rotor surface much faster than it wears out the … Read More


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