TMD announces dates for upcoming training classes

After great success this year, TMD Friction has announced its brake training class dates for 2015, and says spots are still available for its final 2014 class. 

TMD says the one-day courses, held at the company’s Michigan headquarters, are designed to provide customers extensive knowledge on friction material, linings and pads.

Fabio Jurchaks, sales and engineering director, NAFTA, at TMD Friction, describes the class as follows: “We take a unique approach for brake training, by starting with a ‘deep dive’ on friction materials: formulation, evaluation, testing and certification of brake linings and pads. Production processing also is covered. Training on drum and disc brake theory, function, air system components and fleet spec’ing to optimize the material for the application are discussed.

“Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) is an important topic, with many RSD1 vehicles coming up on their first brake reline. Common myths in brake linings are presented as well. We had lively discussions in the 2014 classes and look forward to many more in 2015.”

TMD Friction says its one-day class is free for all who attend, and lunch and training materials are provided. Dates for 2015 training courses are: Feb. 4, April 29, Aug. 12 and Nov. 11.

The final 2014 class will be held Nov. 12, 2014.

For more information on the class and to sign up, contact John Thompson at or call 248-635-4850.

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