We were named America’s Most Promising Company by Forbes Magazine.
Who Is VEXTEC?
What makes us different from other consulting companies is our proprietary software, which we have been developing since VEXTEC’s founding in 2000. We have received over $25 million from the United States Department of Defense through its Innovative Research programs to develop this technology. During this time VEXTEC has been granted seven Patents.
VEXTEC Corporation provides technical expertise and services in the area of component, system, and fleet durability and life. We utilize our Virtual Life Management® (VLM®) engineering software platform to help companies make better products and resolve in-service durability and reliability issues.
The insight VEXTEC 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 aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, heavy industry and medical device manufacturing companies as well as many Federal government agencies.
Who We Serve
Applications & Benefits
How We Can Help
We provide consulting services to improve product reliability. VEXTEC offers a variety of services to suit your needs from product design to failure analysis. Using VLM®, we create a Virtual Twin® to simulate fatigue life and corrosion damage in structural, mechanical and electronic products. The Virtual Twin 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
What We Do
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.
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.
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.
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.