Making Products Better with Virtual Life Management (VLM).
VLM technology models damage at the microstructural level, where damage occurs. VLM is a physics-based computational framework that accounts for a products material reaction to stress over time. VLM system simulates the stress a product experiences, the material's reaction to that stress, and the initiation and propagation of various damage mechanisms throughout the products life. VLM predicts product durability and life in 3D, on a cycle-by-cycle basis, at the microstructural level, while accounting for the inherent variability of material processing, product manufacturing and changes in in-service usage conditions. Click here to read more about Virtual Life Management (VLM) technology.
VEXTEC PAR Services are used across the product life cycle - in product development; manufacturing; and in-service applications to address mechanical fatigue, friction and fretting wear, coatings, adherence and corrosion.
• Product Development: Reduce physical testing requirements and prototyping and accelerate development, and bring new/improved products to market more quickly and economically.
• Manufacturing: Reduce unexpected equipment downtime, improve productivity, align vendor specifications with reliability, and lower conversion costs and annual capital expenditures.
• In-Service: Resolve application and performance issues, quantify the impact of changes in operating conditions, and determine design and material processing criteria for new applications before placing products into service.
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