ceramics(was RE: Forged pistons)

Ivan Chou ichou@sdf.lonestar.org
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:19:26 -0500

C04Benjamin.Walker@USAFA.edu wrote:

> I'd say in the next 20-30 years though, we may see a significant leap in
> the way the world uses ceramics--most likely with respect to the
> automotive industry.  Aren't they already in use on some braking
> systems?

They are available to the common driver now, too.  Tire Rack sells ceramic
brake pads as OEM replacements.  A few BMW listers have confirmed the
claim of longevity and less brake dust.

Ivan - '93 SE-R, '93.5 G20a, '95 M3