Accuride division rolls out lighter brake drum for trucks

Jul 12, 2013 | 09:28 AM |

Tags  Accuride, Gunite, brake drum, commercial vehicles, lightweighting, gray iron casting, Chuck Byrnes

CHICAGO — Accuride Corp. subsidiary Gunite Corp. has developed a lightweight fully cast brake drum as an alternative to lightweight steel-shell drums.

The high-strength Silver brake drum, produced at Gunite’s Rockford, Ill., plant, is designed to improve durability and performance at reduced weight. It uses engineered design enhancements and advanced metallurgy to achieve a 12.5-pound....

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