The intersection of engineering fields yields a fertile breeding ground for new ideas. The combination of previously separate concepts lies at the heart of creativity and novelty. An increasing amount of these technological breakthroughs generate innovations with commercial potential. Read more
Oct. 18, 2014 – Brentwood, Tenn. — The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is launching the Medical Devices Special Interest Group (SIG). VEXTEC’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, has been invited to participate in the inaugural SIG planning meeting to be held on October 23rd at the BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Click to read full article.
Oct. 16, 2014 – Brentwood, Tenn. — On October 21 and 22, ASME’s V&V 40 Standard sub-committee will meet to finalize the “Verification and Validation of Computational Modeling of Medical Devices” standard. VEXTEC’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni will be in attendance. Click here to read the full article
Oct. 6, 2014 – Brentwood, Tenn. — VEXTEC’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Robert Tryon and Chief Product Development Office, Dr. Animesh Dey, will be attending the 2014 Southern Automotive Conference, October 9 – 10 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Read more
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last year the auto industry recalled close to a third more vehicles in the U.S. (22 million) than it sold (just over 15 million). Recalls were up by a staggering 25 percent during 2013, which is the industry’s highest rate since 2004. It is no shock that these recalls can do immense harm to a manufacturer. In the automotive industry, an early response to an emerging issue can save a tremendous amount of money, and help preserve a business’s reputation. Read more
VEXTEC Vice-President Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni made a presentation at the Medical Device Innovation Consortium’s (MDIC) first modeling and simulation summit in Washington, D.C. The presentation was titled “Computational Modeling of Medical Devices Using Virtual Life Management.” Read more
Brentwood, TN, August 28, 2013: A recent TV commercial on medical implants caught my attention. While touting the benefits of extensive laboratory testing, the fine print said that “…results of the testing have not been proven to predict clinical wear performance…” How true. Laboratory testing is rarely indicative of true wear and does not predict actual product reliability in the medical device industry. Read more
August, 20, 2013-VEXTEC ‘s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Robert Tryon, and Dr. Animesh Dey, VEXTEC’s Chief Product Development Officer, will be making three presentations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) First Annual Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation, in Washington, D.C. September 11-13, 2013. Read more
In the race to get products to market, does risk-mitigation get enough time in the winner’s circle?
What do aerospace, medical device manufacturers, and auto racing all have in common? Answer: the need to minimize risk of premature/unexpected component failure while crossing the finish line first. While these industries each have vastly different stakeholders, goals, and success metrics, all look to avoid costly breakdowns in the field. And speed is key. Being the first across the finish line in auto racing gives you the largest share of the purse, not to mention first choice of lucrative endorsement deals. Being the first to market with an innovative or more reliable medical implant or a lighter aircraft component helps in marketing, product launch success, or company profitability and growth. However, pushing the design limits to gain this speed advantage must be weighed against the possible failure of the component in an unforeseen manner. Read more
Over the last few weeks, VEXTEC has explored the two main philosophies of modern structural design: safe life design and damage tolerant design. Today we share with you a summary of these methods, including their benefits and limitations. We will also look at other considerations that are commonly encountered when implementing either method in a manufacturing environment, and how VEXTEC’s Virtual Life Management® (VLM®) technology can help. Read more