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News   December 18, 2009   by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Receives Patent for Wagner Edge Laser-Shaped Friction

Wagner ThermoQuiet one-piece brake pads from Federal-Mogul Corporation now incorporate two highly advanced, patented technologies: Federal-Mogul’s Integrally Molded Insulator (IMI) and the Wagner Edge laser-shaped friction design.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in November issued a patent covering Wagner Edge technology, which custom shapes friction material on select applications. This engineering approach involves laser-scan analysis of the caliper-pad-rotor interface on select applications, resulting in more focused and efficient caliper force.
By integrating both of Federal-Mogul’s Wagner Edge and IMI one-piece designs into a single brake pad, engineers have virtually eliminated braking vibration and noise while providing superior stopping power and longer pad life. Federal-Mogul’s IMI design also eliminates the need for a conventional shim and introduces an entirely new level of noise damping and heat dissipation.
An extensive range of Wagner ThermoQuiet pads now feature both technologies. These pads are available in application-specific semi-metallic, non-asbestos organic and ceramic designs.
To look up a ThermoQuiet pad for virtually any automotive application, simply visit or or write to: Wagner Brake Marketing, Federal-Mogul Corporation, 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan 48033.