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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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.”
July 08, 2014 – Brentwood, TN — 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.”
June 13, 2014 – Brentwood, TN — The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a fourth contract to VEXTEC Corporation to help improve helicopter durability. Gearbox durability is an important part of helicopter safety and reliability.
Inclusion of computational materials engineering into currently established integrated product development processes increase the competitiveness of any manufacturer that chooses to implement it. Published in Gear Solutions Magazine
Jan. 11, 2014 – BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — VEXTEC recently received funding from the Office of Naval Research to continue work on “Corrosion Resistant Naval Alloys: Innovative Multi-Scale Computational Modeling & Simulation Tools.” This multi-year, $800,000 contract supports the Sea-Based Aviation National Naval Responsibility program.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
Nov. 1, 2012 – Brentwood, TN — Today’s manufacturing companies face a significant challenge as they work to balance the demands of the marketplace for better performing products against the need to bring new products to market faster, cheaper, and with greater reliability than ever before.
Every company manufacturing a commercial product is focused on two things – growing revenue and reducing costs. To some companies that means bringing new or improved products to market faster, or pushing an existing product into a new application or market.
Posted by: WindPowerEngineering.com 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: MyCarForum.com Volkswagen has officially apologized for problems caused by its DSG gearboxes, in China. The German automaker acknowledges the issues related to the DQ200 7-speed dual dry clutch transmission and agreed to extend the warranty for these gearboxes to an unprecedented 10 years and 160,000km.
Posted by: ABCnews.com 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: AviationToday.com / 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: EETimes.com 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.
Posted by: Smartplanet.com By: Joe McKendrick A new report in The Economist calls the increasing digitization seen in manufacturing with technologies such as 3D printing the dawn of the “Third Industrial Revolution.”
Profiled with Alcoa, Amazon and Goodyear Excerpt from “Making the World Work Better” Predictive models are also emerging as powerful tools to anticipate breakage. Manufacturers dole out tens of billions of dollars in warranty payments a year.[i][i] Knowing when and how a product will fail would not only save money but also improve the safety […]
Management was one of the elements that recently led Forbes magazine to name VEXTEC (see sidebar) the most promising company in America.
Brentwood, TN, October 7, 2010 – The U.S. Army announced the awarding of its Extended Support Program contract to VEXTEC Corporation to evaluate the viability of a “cold spray” repair process technology for critical helicopter components.
Published in Machine Design Magazine
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
Firm’s versatile modeling technology to build on sensor state of the art to enable better vehicle and cost management. Brentwood, TN, March 19, 2009 – DARPA’s vision for the armed forces of the future includes using high tech sensors coupled with advanced modeling to know exactly when aircraft or military systems need to be brought in […]