New Bosch / Buderus Guss iDisc Brake Disc

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New Bosch / Buderus Guss iDisc Brake Disc

Post by DaveBerlin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:22 pm

New Brake iDisc from Bosch who claim they might help the Environment but they do appear to be costly at present - Dave ;)

Thanks to its hard tungsten carbide coating, the iDisc reduces brake wear and abrasion, cutting particulate emissions as a result. The iDisc ensures stable deceleration even with a rapid succession of braking maneuvers. Thanks to its coating, the brake disc is extremely durable and particularly resistant to wear. The coating prevents dirty wheel rims and captivates with its long-lasting shiny surface. From electric cars to commercial vehicles – the iDisc is suitable for all vehicle types.
Exhaust emissions technology has reduced toxic diesel and gasoline emissions substantially during the last few decades so that most particulate pollution caused by road traffic now comes from road, tire and brake wear. The new brake disc from Buderus Guss called the iDisc can help to reduce particulates from brakes. Bosch subsidiary Buderus Guss manufactures around 20 million cast iron brake discs per year and the iDisc is based on a conventional disc but its friction area is mechanically, thermally and galvanically treated before being coated with a tungsten carbide layer. The extra processing results in the iDisc costing around three times as much as a normal cast iron disc but the cost is expected to decrease as production volumes rise.

Offsetting the current high cost, Buderus Guss claims that the tungsten carbide coating provides braking performance similar to that of a carbon ceramic disc, especially with respect to brake fade, and it costs about one third of a ceramic equivalent. Adding to the cost equation, wear is reduced to the degree that an iDisc can have a service life around twice that of a normal disc and the friction surface will not corrode as cast iron ones do. As a side benefit, the 90 percent reduction in brake dust will dramatically reduce the amount of dust deposited on wheel rims, making them much easier to clean. "The iDisc has everything it takes to replace the conventional cast iron brake disc and become the new standard in the brake disc market," says Gerhard Pfeifer, managing director of Buderus Guss. "Given the continued particulate pollution debate in many countries and large cities around the world, there is nothing standing in the way of its breakthrough." According to Buderuss Guss and Bosch, the demand for brake discs was more than 330 million units worldwide in 2016 so the potential for production volume increase is enormous. The iDisc is scheduled to be supplied to a European automotive manufacturer from this month.

http://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com ... ity/idisc/

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Re: New Bosch / Buderus Guss iDisc Brake Disc

Post by Daewar » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:27 pm

Not a lot being said about the pads. From my experience the pads wear more than the rotors and probably create most of the dust. I'm thinking white and elephant here.

You can already get coated rotors, nothing new here apart from using tungsten instead of the other materials already available.
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Re: New Bosch / Buderus Guss iDisc Brake Disc

Post by DaveBerlin » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 pm

The Pollution Problems seems to be again in the news in the UK and here, now the interest is Brakes & Tyres - Dave 😉

This appears to be nothing new as this article is from 2012 :
https://www.treehugger.com/cars/we-need ... affic.html

Pollution warning over car tyre and brake dust : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48944561

New call for crackdown on car tyres and brakes over air pollution : https://mol.im/a/7236143
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Re: New Bosch / Buderus Guss iDisc Brake Disc

Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:46 am

Just a follow up on the Tyre Emissions, this might help as Bridgestone Introduces Enliten, a New Lightweight Tyre Technology that requires Less Materials and Cuts CO2 Emissions - Dave :)

https://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/ ... -Emissions
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Re: New Bosch / Buderus Guss iDisc Brake Disc

Post by DaveBerlin » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:27 pm

Brake Dust raising it’s head again regarding Pollutions, worth a read - Dave 🤨

Now tested are the effects of metals found in brake dust on white blood cells in a lab and found they made the cells less able to fight off common infectious bacteria. Brake dust could be contributing to 'London throat', a name given to constant coughs, colds and 'froggy feeling' allegedly endured by people living in the city. Pollution lowers the body's defences by carrying heavy metals into sensitive tissue and causing swelling and internal damage to white blood cells.

Metal particles in vehicle brake dust 'damage the immune system’ : https://mol.im/a/7864855
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