Making Products Better with Virtual Life Management (VLM).

Virtual Twin Virtual Life Management® (VLM) process technology and VEXTEC Predictive Analytics & Reliability (PAR) Services helps companies improve product reliability while reducing enterprise risk and cost. If you are interested in accelerating product development, improving manufacturing consistency, modifying a product to meet a more severe in-service condition, or solving a performance issue that just can't be resolved any other way, VEXTEC can help. VEXTEC PAR Services utilizes VLM computational processing technology and Virtual Twin (VT) models, a "soft copy," of a component, a complex system, or even an entire product fleet to determine reliability and enterprise risk. VT models are setup and processed through the VLM software to predict product durability and life, often before a product is manufactured. By processing the VT models through the VLM software, we generate a detailed understanding of the parameters that influence your component's durability and what can be done to make your products better.

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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