Disc Brakes – Key Components Of a Disc Brake And How They Work!

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A disc brake uses calipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc. When the brakes are applied, a caliper squeezes the brake pads against the disc, creating friction that retards the rotation of a shaft therefore slowing the wheel.

Disc Brakes – Key Components Of a Disc Brake And How They Work!

The main components of a disk brake are the Brake Pads, Rotor, Caliper and Caliper Support. The brake disc is usually made of cast iron, but may in some cases be made of composites such as reinforced carbon–carbon or ceramic matrix composites.

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