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.