VEXTEC Presenting at the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences

VEXTEC will be presenting at the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017) August 6-9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.  VEXTEC’s presentation is titled, “Gear Tooth Bending Fatigue Life Prediction Using Integrated Computational Material Engineering.”  The IDETC/CIE 2017 will highlight emergent technologies that impact the critical engineering issues of product design and development, manufacturing, and the management and integration of information systems throughout the product life-cycle. These events are key international meetings for design engineers in academia, government and industry. VEXTEC is honored to be participating in this important industry event.

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In a 2006 Nielsen study1, auto industry manufacturing executives reported that stopped production costs averaged $22,000 per minute or $1.3 million per hour of downtime. When surveyed, 53% of the manufacturers agreed that predictive and preventative maintenance was the key to reducing this loss of productivity and revenue. So, what is the best practice for determining how to maintain and operate your manufacturing line to optimize productivity and maximize revenue? Read more

2012 TRENDS: DESIGN OF TURBINES FOR COST, AVAILABILITY AND RELIABILITY

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With larger, more powerful turbines coming online, requirements for pitch control are increasing. Experts say the wind-power industry is also beginning to adopt aerospace test technology, the same kind used to vet airplane designs, to simulate loads on wind turbine blades before installation. Read more

COUNTERFEIT CHINESE PARTS SLIPPING INTO U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: REPORT

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Author: Lee Ferran

Counterfeit electronic parts from China are “flooding” into critical U.S. military systems, including special operations helicopters and surveillance planes, and are putting the nation’s troops at risk, according to a new U.S. Senate committee report. Read more