It’s been nearly 50 years since the brake industry has seen major disruption to the level that PureForge believes it can have. In 1955, the disc brake was introduced to the market and in 1978, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) was. In talking with the team at PureForge, they believe their technology has the potential to be just as disruptive.
The first applications of disc brakes were found on the Citroën DS. It was the first sustained mass-production use of modern automotive disc brakes. The initial form of ABS as we know it today was introduced on a W116 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in 1978. The car featured caliper-type front disc brakes among its many innovations. These discs were mounted inboard near the transmission and were powered by the vehicle’s central hydraulic system. Some might add FNC coatings in there too.
Today, however, PureForge is introducing a new technology with five major attributes propelling it forward. The company has a patent portfolio valued in the $100s of millions of dollars. The patents cover the 21st Century ideas for on PureForge Braking systems.
The BRAKE Report recently had an opportunity to sit down with PureForge Founder and CTO Nathan Meckel and CEO Gordon Heidacker.
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