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The Characteristics & Prospects of Lightweight SiCAlight Discs in Emerging Disc Brake Requirements

Name: Samuel Awe

Presentation Title: The Characteristics and Prospects of Lightweight SiCAlight Discs in The Emerging Disc Brake Requirements (EB2021-MDS-012)

Session: Advances in Rotor Technology, Friday 21st May 2021, 12:00-13:40 (Central European Summer Time - CEST)

What do you find most interesting about the topic of your presentation?

The possibility to use SiCAlight brake disc as an alternative to the regular brake rotors because of its durability, excellent wear resistant, lightweight, and low propensity to squealing. SiCAlight discs can be fitted to EVs, light and medium weight vehicles.

When discussing this topic with industry peers, what question are you most frequently asked? How do you answer it?

Is there any alternative brake disc material available in the market today? Yes, SiCAlight discs. What can be done to improve the wear and corrosion resistance of the traditional brake discs?

Who do you think will be most interested in your presentation, and who would you most like to ask questions about it?

Anyone, but most especially the automakers.

What specific topics or technology are you hoping to see in other presentations or in the exhibition?

Innovations in brake system development; Brake noise, vibration, and harshness NVH; Surface treatment technology to improve wear and corrosion resistance.

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About Samuel Awe.

Dr Samuel Awe works as a senior metallurgical engineer and research manager at Automotive Components Floby, Sweden. He is responsible for the casting of aluminium brake discs, material testing and characterization, failure analysis, and coordination of innovation and research projects with other research institutions. Samuel has contributed to the research & development as well as the science community through his scientific publications. He was awarded a prestigious “IAAM Scientist medal 2016”, by the International Association of Advanced Materials. His current research focuses on designing and developing lightweight aluminium alloys and composite for automotive applications. Specifically, his interest revolves around the design and development of eco-friendly and sustainable materials for automotive brake discs.

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