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VEXTEC Seeking Analytical Engineers to Join Our Team

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard working, self motivated graduates to be a part of our engineering analysis team. For the Analytical Engineer I Position, qualified candidates will have the following skills: B.S. in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, BME, Material Science degrees are preferred) Familiarity and experience with engineering simulation tools such as MATLAB, Simulink, R, etc. […]

VEXTEC Receives Phase II SBIR Award from USAF to Develop Physics Based Fracture Mechanics Methodology

VEXTEC® receives Phase II SBIR Award from United States Air Force (USAF) to develop realistic and physics based fracture mechanics methodology. The benefit of such an approach over the traditional linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) is a significant reduction in errors and uncertainty in the life predictions which result in unreliability or excessively conservatism for […]

VEXTEC Team Awarded $1.36M to Develop Software that Predicts the Effect of Stress Corrosion Cracking for Navy

VEXTEC Corporation was awarded the prime contract from the US Navy to build software, Corrosion Cracking Maintenance Prediction Software (CCMPS), that predicts the future maintenance needs for aluminum (5000 series) ship structures, based on current damage state and expected usage (ONR-BAA14-003). Team members include researchers from the University of Virginia (UVa) Center for Electrochemical Science and […]

VEXTEC Receives Phase I SBIR Award from USAF to Advance Modeling of Surface Corrosion

The development of new corrosion resistant designs is essential  to build, maintain, and sustain the United States Air Force (USAF) fleet well through the twenty-first century. Current aerospace designs which include extensive use of light-weight, high strength aluminum alloys are highly susceptible to the effects of corrosion making this of great importance to the USAF.   […]

VEXTEC Presenting Computational Software for Predicting the Durability of Pacemaker Leads at Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference in Washington, DC

Brentwood, TN May 15, 2015 – Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, Vice President of Sales & Business Development of VEXTEC Corporation, will be presenting VEXTEC’s computational software for predicting the durability of pacemaker leads at the BMES/FDA “Frontiers of Medical Devices Conference: Innovations in Modeling and Simulation” in Washington, DC.  The conference, which runs from May 18 […]

VEXTEC Presenting Uncertainty Management at the 2015 ASME Verification & Validation Symposium

Brentwood, TN May 7, 2015 – Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, Vice President of Sales & Business Development of VEXTEC Corporation, will be presenting at the fourth annual ASME Verification & Validation Symposium in Las Vegas, NV on May 15, 2015.  The symposium, which runs from May 13 – 15, 2015, is entirely dedicated to verification, validation […]

VEXTEC Presenting at 14th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference

Brentwood, TN, April 10, 2015 – Dr. Sanjeev Kulkarni, Vice President of Sales & Business Development of VEXTEC Corporation, will be presenting at the 2015 Design of Medical Devices Conference on April 15, 2015. The conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 13 – 16. Representatives from world-class medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, and the […]

FDA Accepts Virtual Life Management® for Evaluation Into The MDDT Pilot Program.

April 1, 2015, Brentwood, TN-The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will evaluate VEXTEC’s Virtual Life Management (VLM®) for certification as a Medical Device Development Tool (MDDT). The goal of the MDDT pilot program is to assess and refine the qualification process for tools used to develop and evaluate medical devices. The pilot program is limited […]

VEXTEC to Present at the 2015 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment Conference

Brentwood, TN, March 20, 2015 – VEXTEC Corporation co-founder Robert Tryon will be making two presentations at the 2015 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference. The conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland March 30 – April 2. Representatives from the Air Force, Navy, NASA, Federal Aviation Administration and industry will be in attendance. The […]

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Tennessee’s Best Kept Secret

“Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret”-Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Perhaps this was the goal of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in June when he returned from his economic development trip to Asia unwilling to share details with the public.  Soon after his departure, a flurry of news reports and blogs surfaced wanting to know why […]

The Manufacturing Maintenance Balancing Act

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 […]

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VEXTEC to Participate in Inaugural Medical Devices Special Interest Group Planning Meeting

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 […]

VEXTEC Helps Develop Verification and Validation for Computational Modeling of Medical Devices

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

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Today’s Warranty Challenge: Building Brand Loyalty While Delivering Better Products

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 […]

Product Reliability in the Medical Device Industry: Lab Testing Is Not Indicative of True Failure

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 […]

Vextec to Present at Inaugural Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference

Aug. 22, 2013 – Brentwood, TN — VEXTEC ‘s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Robert Tryon, andDr. Animesh Dey, VEXTEC’s Chief Product Development Officer, will be making threepresentations 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. 

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VEXTEC to Present at Inaugural Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference

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.


The recent WSJ article “What’s Hot in Manufacturing Technology” provided a brief overview of computational tools that are accelerating technology advancements in product design and manufacturing. Some of these technologies are finding their way into the manufacturing mainstream today, such as 3-D printing, while others are several years if not decades away.


The hottest word currently being spoken in offices and around dinner tables in the US is “sequestration.” Not since the seminal juror movie 12 Angry Men has the word enjoyed such buzz.  While there are many ongoing debates concerning the political ramifications of this government budget-reduction action (that went into effect on March 1), today […]

Vextec Awarded Two Patents for Virtual Life Management Technology Application in Electronic Devices

U.S. Patent Office again confirms company’s powerful simulation technology remains unrivaled in its ability as a design tool to predict long term product reliability Brentwood, TN, November 15, 2012 – The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office recently awarded VEXTEC Corporation its sixth and seventh patents protecting the intellectual property upon which the company’s Virtual Life simulation technology is built. […]


Posted by:  By: Steven Bushong   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.


Posted by: 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.


Posted by: / Rotor & Wing Edition By Andrew Parker, Editor-in-Chief Heads of the world’s major helicopter manufacturers said that technological innovation, R&D spending, collaboration and affordable designs are paramount to the future success of the rotorcraft industry during last week’s AHS Forum 68 in Fort Worth, Texas.


Posted by: Author: Arvind Shanmugavel The design and implementation process for integrated circuits (ICs) has been honed and perfected for decades by the design and the electronic design automation (EDA) community. However, the reliability verification process has been slow to catch up, especially due to the complex nature of failure mechanisms.

Vextec Awarded Third Patent for Virtual Life Management Technology

U.S. Patent Office confirms company’s powerful simulation technology remains unrivalled in its ability to predict long term durability and costs. Brentwood, TN, January 6, 2010 – The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office recently awarded VEXTEC Corporation its third patent protecting the intellectual property upon which the company’s Virtual Life Technology is built.

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Forbes Honors Vextec As America’s Most Promising Company

Firm is selected from thousands of US-based companies for the quality of its management, technology, and opportunity. Brentwood, TN, September 16, 2009 – After months of sifting through the financials, business and technology descriptions for thousands of companies from all over the country, the results are finally in:  Forbes magazine has named VEXTEC America’s Most Promising Company.

Vextec’s Virtual Life Management Selected for Energy Industry Technology Showcase

Oil and Gas Innovation Center selects Virtual Life Management as one of the most promising technologies. Brentwood, TN, July 29, 2009 – The Oil and Gas Innovation Center has selected VEXTEC’s Virtual Life Management (VLM) Service as one of the most promising new crossover technologies for the Energy Industry. The O&G Innovation Center is a valuable […]

Vextec to Pilot Computational Simulator for Improved Aircraft Designs

Greener designs, improved fuel consumption, and reduced operating costs are among the long-term targets of firm’s predictive technology. Brentwood, TN, July 1, 2009 – Soaring operating costs, driven by fuel price surges and ballooning maintenance budgets for older fleets, are problems the Air Force knows all too well. But they are determined to find innovative ways […]

Navy Contracts Vextec to Predict Actual Mission Effects on Critical Parts

Firm’s powerful simulation technology will bring maintenance schedules into line with the demands of real-life mission profiles. Brentwood, TN, June 11, 2009 – During wartime, the actual missions  flown by DoD aircraft are substantially different from the “standard” mission profiles the aircraft were designed for. And that’s a problem because, when the routine maintenance and part replacement […]

Vextec’s Reliability-Cost Simulation to Benefit Army’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development Program

Company’s unique simulation technology to drive cost-benefit impact decision making. Brentwood, TN, May 06, 2009 – The U.S. Army has tasked VEXTEC with building a cost simulator for evaluation of “what-if” scenarios to be used as a basis for future design decisions. The simulator will be provided to the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Experimentation & Assessment (HEVEA) […]

Vextec to Play Key Role in USAF Proactive Sustainment Program

Company’s powerful new simulation technology will enable better cost-management of airframes. Brentwood, TN, April 14, 2009 – In concert with the Air Force Structural Integrity Program (ASIP), VEXTEC has been funded to demonstrate how its recently developed Fleet Trade Study Simulator can better enable the Air Force to continue to achieve high mission capable rates and […]