PureForge, a corporation that develops innovative products using its revolutionary Atomic-Forging technology, announces university laboratory testing validating that their first product to market – vehicle brakes – outlast, outperform, and create less toxic brake dust than any other current automotive brake offering. The Center for Advanced Friction Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale tested and compared the PureForge Ford Crown Victoria brake rotor with the standard OEM rotor and noted the clear distinctions. PureForge will market these brakes to law enforcement fleets first.
The results of the independent university laboratory testing confirms PureForge’s bold claims that their rotors will last the lifetime of the vehicle, outperform, and produce less brake dust than all other current braking systems. Dr. Peter Filip, Director of the Center for Advanced Friction Studies and a renowned brake expert, noted, “In my 15-year career working with friction materials, I have had the vision that a braking system could be developed that effectively stops the vehicle under a variety of conditions and that can reduce toxic environmental emissions to near-zero. I am confident the PureForge technology provides just such a braking system.”
Dr. Filip and his team at the Center for Advanced Friction Studies conduct research in areas of fundamental interest to the friction industry. The center is recognized as the premier research facility in the U.S. and worldwide for the study of materials and phenomena associated with braking systems. In fall 2011, the researchers tested PureForge and OEM Ford Crown Victoria (2007 model) rotors on a brake dynamometer at the center’s facility using SAE testing guidelines J2430-FMVSS 135. During the dynamometer tests, the parameters such as braking speed, release speed, stop time, stop distance, deceleration, torque, effectiveness, pressure, and pad temperature were adjusted and recorded.
No Rotor Wear for Reduced Costs
The testing results proved that PureForge rotors differ significantly from the OEM rotors in terms of wear, performance, and brake dust. To test wear, the rotors were individually weighed and measured at four different positions. While the OEM brake rotors showed visible and measurable signs of wear, PureForge rotors showed absolutely no detectable wear. Wear is a common problem among braking systems as the average rotor must be replaced every 15,000-30,000 miles.
Better Performance for Increased Safety
Regarding performance, the testing results prove that PureForge rotors, paired with standard brake pads, improve braking performance by maintaining constant friction levels across broad conditions and operating temperatures. Braking performance translates directly to shorter stopping distances and as a direct result, safer drivers. While traditional rotors reach a peak temperature at which time the friction levels decrease, PureForge’s rotors maintain a constant friction level regardless of temperature. With constant friction levels, the rotors perform the same in all conditions—slow and fast speeds, hot or cold. According to Dr. Filip, “PureForge rotors enable braking system performance that has previously been unachievable.” PureForge rotors also demonstrated no fade and no speed sensitivity in the performance tests, a significant motor vehicle safety breakthrough.
Less Brake Dust for Smaller Environmental Impact
The patent protects the PureForge Atomic-Forging technology as applied to a braking system.