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American Friction is operated by three generations of people with oilfield manufacturing and supply experience. We have been a strong presence in the oilfield industry since 1975, with a focus on the friction/braking sector since 2002. By virtue of the combined experience of our top three leading personnel, our customers benefit from 100+ years of expertise in the oilfield industry.
At American Friction we specialize in the manufacture and worldwide distribution of brake blocks (woven and molded - hard/wiper blocks), disc pads, brake bands, brake rims (drums/flanges), clutches, clutch drive plates, and clutch lining. Our major focus is the braking aspect of the drawworks. We can design and build any molded disc or clutch lining your particular application may need. We can re-line any brake band you supply us with or we can build a special band design to meet your particular needs. We can bond, rivet, or bolt our lining to your own bands and also assure a rapid turn-around time if that’s what your needs require.
We also specialize in OEM replacement parts that meet or exceed the original OEM parameters.
American Friction stocks inventory in Houston, Texas; Odessa, Texas; and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We have stocking distributors all across the United States and in a number of international locations.
Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest-quality, best-performing products in the market along with first-class expedited service.