StopTech® is one of a very small group of qualified manufacturers in North America capable of producing complete bespoke brake systems for OEM clients. StopTech's level of technical resources far outpaces other performance aftermarket brake manufacturers. In early 2013, StopTech earned full ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management System certification for the design and manufacture of automotive brake systems and components, allowing the company to supply OEM vehicle assembly plants directly in a Tier 1 relationship.

All new client projects are initiated through the StopTech Sales department so that a clear definition of the project's scope, budget, and timeline is defined up front. Next, an engineer or sales engineer is assigned to the client.

Inside StopTech's Compton engineering and R&D facility, the engineering staff can optimize a brake system design for each vehicle application. Component and kit designs are produced in Solidworks and FEA studies are completed in Solidworks Simulation. Three in-house coordinate measuring machines are available to precisely dimension and inspect components. Mass-optimization software is employed on special projects. CAD conversion to Catia is available by request. 

Two Link Engineering brake dynos are continuously running 24/7 to perform in-house testing of brake components and systems, and to benchmark other manufacturers’ components. StopTech's first Link 3900 brake dyno was placed into service in January 2008. Since then it has been used primarily to test passenger and light truck applications. As delivered from the factory, its air handling system provided 150mph of airflow. Modifications made by StopTech increased the air velocity limit to 210mph. Dyno #1 can simulate GVWs (gross vehicle weights) of up to 12,000 pounds.

StopTech's second Link 3900 dyno entered service in February 2010 and has been used primarily for full-size truck testing, including drum brakes and armored vehicles, and for parking brake testing. Dyno #2 has also been configured to reach a maximum air velocity of 210mph and can simulate GVWs of up to 24,000 pounds. A third dyno is expected to arrive in 2012.

StopTech has a full library of dyno testing protocols available including SAE J2521 NVH, SAE J2522 Friction Characterization, high load tests and thermal crack resistance tests.

In addition to in-house testing capabilities, StopTech can perform extensive on-vehicle testing. On-vehicle FMVSS 135 testing is performed using the Link 3801 Data Acquisition System.  StopTech also employs the VBOX 20SL3 GPS Datalogger featuring simultaneous 3-axis measuring.  Setup and changeovers are fast, ideal in racing situations.

Finally, StopTech enlists the services of independent testing laboratories for special procedures such as salt spray testing per ASTM B117, cyclic corrosion testing per SAE J2334 and vibration testing.