Friction Material Standards Institute



2019 Catalogs are now available to order!

2019 Brake Weekend
The gathering of

May 31-June 3, 2019

851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102


Our new address is:
3069 University Drive
Suite 210
Auburn Hills MI, 48326

Benefits of Membership

  • FMSI’s proprietary part numbering system covers six product categories: disc friction, disc backing plates, drum friction, drum shoes, heavy duty blocks, and clutch facings
    • Standard for North American automotive aftermarket
    • Selected Part Numbers trademarked by FMSI
    • Members authorized to use the part numbers and trademarks

  • FMSI provides application and basic dimensional data
    • Members’ Only Electronic on-line catalog with applications, dimensions, drawings, images, original equipment numbers, and much more updated every two weeks
      • Virtually complete list of all products identified by FMSI
      • Application coverage from Model Year 1970
      • Thousands of part drawings
      • Powerful reports generator
    • Automotive Data Book published yearly – Members enjoy substantial price discount
    • Technical bulletins – 5 to 6 per year – with drawings and information about new parts plus application coverage for both new and existing parts

  • FMSI informs members about major environmental, brake performance and regulatory activity

  • FMSI’s annual meeting provides opportunity to meet with key business participants