• Reduces Physical Testing, and Manages
    Product Durability and Life Cycle Risk.

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  • Helped Clients Achieve 75% – 90%
    Reduction in Cost and Time-to-Market.

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    Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).

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Who Is VEXTEC?

VEXTEC Corporation, founded in 2000, provides software based on ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering) to predict long-term product durability. This software fills a gap in the existing capabilities provided by CAD/CAM, FEA, statistical modeling, and physical material and component testing, by effectively integrating them into a single computational processing framework.

What makes us different from other engineering consulting companies is our proprietary durability software, VPS-MICRO®. We have received over $25 million in development funding from the United States Department of Defense through its Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR/STTR) programs. Since 2000, VEXTEC has been granted seven patents related to our technology.

VEXTEC Corporation provides software, technical expertise and services in the areas of component, system, and fleet durability.  We, in collaboration with our client companies, utilize our VPS-MICRO engineering software to help make better products and resolve in-service durability and reliability issues.

The insight VEXTEC’s software provides enables our clients to optimize their product design and manufacturing processes to achieve the desired product durability and life, while at the same time reducing product development time and cost.  VEXTEC’s clients include leading multinationals in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, heavy industry and medical device manufacturing sectors, as well as many federal government agencies.

  • What Makes VPS-MICRO Unique?

    VPS-MICRO is the advanced ICME tool that addresses fatigue and allows manufacturers to more accurately identify and gauge potential liabilities. It is unique in the industry because it:

      • Simulates fatigue at the microstructural level, where damage occurs.
      • Captures the variability of material processing, manufacturing and in-service conditions probabilistically.
      • Utilizes flexible computational architecture that allows the usage of multiple material models.
  • How Does VPS-MICRO Bring Value?

    VPS-MICRO uses physics to predict the uncertainty and scatter in material fatigue performance to cost effectively manage risk. By using VPS-MICRO you can:

      • Run as many simulations as desired, and optimize resources to create data required for testing and design.
      • Replace or supplement physical testing for increased confidence.
      • Forecast product durability and manage product life cycle risk.
      • Bring products to market more quickly, reliably, and at reduced cost.

Applications & Benefits

How We Can Help

We provide software and consulting services to improve product reliability. VEXTEC offers the VPS-MICRO software, as well as, a variety of services to suit your needs from product design to failure analysis. Using VLM, we create a VirtualTwin® to simulate fatigue life and corrosion damage in structural, mechanical and electronic products. The VirtualTwin VEXTEC develops in an initial engagement are available for continuous use throughout the product lifecycle, saving time and money from design to fleet management.

VEXTEC’s Virtual Twin® is being applied in many different stages of the product life cycle.

  • Accelerate Product Development
  • Improve Product/Fleet Durability
  • Assess Predictive Maintenance
  • Reduce Physical Testing
  • Resolve Product Durability Issues
  • Accelerate Materials Development
  • Improve Warranty Management
  • Perform Product Failure Analysis
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American Airlines

VLM Saves $4 Million in component failure costs for American Airlines

American Airlines began experiencing premature failures of their APU Bearings and VLM technology was used to determine the cause and evaluate options for reducing the component failure. A Virtual Twin model was created which included multiple operating conditions, design and material processing variations, and lubricants.

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Capital Investment

More than $700,000 In Capital Investment Saved

All industrial equipment is designed to operate safely within a certain range of conditions, and in a perfect world, would be operated within its predetermined limits. But often, the designed-for conditions and actual operating conditions are worlds apart, with predictable results: premature failure, unanticipated downtime, unplanned maintenance, productivity losses, unexpected repair and replacement costs, and lost revenue.

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Life Prognosis

A New Approach

Gears are among mankind’s oldest mechanical devices, and they continue to play critical roles in a myriad of applications from the esoteric to the mundane. For decades, accepted industry methods for predicting gear health have been adequate. But that’s changing.

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Virtual Life Management

The Significant Impact

The cardiac implant device market alone is expected to grow to $27 B by 2017. Medical device firms routinely spend 8% – 10% of revenues in the development of new medical devices. This does not include costs of clinical trials and regulatory approval. There are few operating environments harsher than the human body.

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