NRS, the world’s most advanced mechanical attachment technology with a zero failure rate on over 1 billion brake pads globally, is now the foundation of internationally-renowned Architect Daniel Libsekind’s latest ground-breaking installation, ‘Facing Gaia.’ Commissioned for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, ‘Facing Gaia’ is constructed using the core brake safety technology from NRS Brakes to GRIP Metal & Wood Veneer.
A direct evolution of NRS that facilitates the bonding of very thin sheets of metal applied with NRS-like micro hooks and veneer layers of recycled wood, GRIP Metal & Wood Veneer provides a structural load capacity that rivals solid steel or solid wood, but with a lighter overall weight and a thinner profile than either.
“The fabrication of the Facing Gaia monument was accomplished in just a couple of weeks in Toronto, Canada and shipped to Venice in time for the grand unveiling. GRIP Metal is now challenging traditional design and construction methods resulting in tremendous benefits in term of time, energy and of course, cost,” said Montu Khokhar, CEO of NUCAP Industries. “This is the same driving principle that has been behind NRS Brakes.”
The ‘Facing Gaia’ project is just the latest example of NUCAP’s ongoing commitment to developing technology and applications that address our varied industry’s needs for lighter, stronger, simpler, greener and safer products and processes.
Click here for Facing Gaia installation at the Venice Biennale, including images, videos and interviews; Gripping Gaia
About NRS Brake Technology
NRS is a process for the surface modification of disc brake backing plates for brake pads, adding a consistent matrix of raised steel hooks that facilitate a mechanical bond between galvanized or pre-coated brake backing plate and friction materials.
NRS is a PACE award winning technology where the awarding judges cited that “NRS is a compelling example of an innovative solution to an unsatisfactory but accepted process in the automotive industry”.
To learn more visit www.NRSBrakes.com