The refurbishing process in detail

Step 1

After initial inspection, the worn rotors are separated from the brake bell, weighed, X-rayed, and assessed to determine the amount of wear and structural damage

Step 2

The rotor surface is cleaned in a high-pressure blasting process to remove brake lining residues and impurities, and to prepare the surface for coating

Step 3

Area specific repairs and full-surface reconditioning of the worn brake rotors are accomplished during the reconditioning phase with high-tech process.  A new friction layer has a high SiC content and is extremely wear-resistant. The friction layer is made of the combination of liquid silicification and high-temperature oven. This process is what bonds the friction layer and the brake rotor support structure ensuring excellent adhesion. In addition, the process is fast, so you get your reconditioned brakes back quickly – in most cases, within one or two weeks

Silicizing furnaces at the Fraunhofer Center for High Temperature Lightweight Construction HTL (© Fraunhofer Center HTL)

Step 4

final product, resurfaced CCM (Ferrari front rotor)

Grinding and polishing of the surface is conducted to an accuracy of 1/100 mm. The rotor is checked again, weighed, and balanced for final delivery.

The brake rotor now has a new friction layer, is back to the original dimension in terms of thickness and diameter and has the target weight specified by the manufacturer.