Drum brakes: composition and performance

Principal drum brake’s components are two curved shoes, made of cast iron, varnished iron or aluminium, lined with friction linings, constrained to a plate, connected to both the vehicle fixed part and a rotary part... >

Brake linings

Once, both brake linings and former brake pads were used to be produced mostly with asbestos, an highly heat resistant, but extremely carcinogenic material... >