Daxcon

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Daxcon
Type Private
Industry Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Agriculture, Consumer Products, Construction & Mining
Founded 1996
Headquarters Bartonville, Illinois, USA
Key people Mike Daxenbichler, CEO
Products Consultation, Software, Training, Modeling
Employees 350 (2008)
Website daxcon.com

Daxcon Engineering, Inc., is a company headquartered in Bartonville, Illinois, that provides engineering and manufacturing consultation to the Defense & Aerospace, Mining & Construction, Automotive, Consumer Products, and Agriculture industries. On 15 January 2010, it was acquired by Infotech Enterprises America Inc and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Infotech Enterprises America Inc. Infotech Enterprises America Inc in itself is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyient, a firm in India.

History[edit]

Daxcon was founded in 1996 in Central Illinois to fulfill the demand for product design and engineering services. Daxcon's management team first started working in the engineering design industry in the 1980s. Throughout the last decade Daxcon has continued to expand their company with new offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Detroit, Michigan.

Daxcon has worked with several large companies such as Caterpillar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, Komatsu, Boeing, and Case New Holland.

On January 15, 2010, Daxcon Engineering was acquired by Infotech Enterprises of Hyderabad, India.[1]

Services[edit]

Daxcon provides services in several different divisions: Design Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Training & Software, and Virtual Engineering.

Design Engineering[edit]

Daxcon performs design engineering in conjunction with various companies to speed up the project design, lower cost, and improve quality. Types of projects that Daxcon has worked on in the past include: Class A surfacing on interior/exterior components, engine and engine installation packaging, internal combustion engine performance, structural component design, intake and exhaust manifold design, HVAC design and packaging, and cooling package layout and design for generator and vehicle operations.

Finite Element Analysis[edit]

Finite Element Analysis involves studying a customer’s product for any weakness that may be present in the material. Daxcon specifically uses the following formats for analysis: Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), linear and non-linear statistics, normal mode dynamics, thermally induced stress, load path characterization, weld fatigue life, mechanism simulations and animation, bolted joint study, and hand calculations.

Training & Software[edit]

Daxcon will create personalized training for each customer. With the use of a Learning Management System (LMS), Daxcon uses consulting agents to minimize the engineers’ learning curves to expedite production. Because Daxcon is not affiliated with a specific hardware or software company, they will customize software for specific projects.

Virtual Engineering[edit]

Daxcon utilizes extensive 3D modeling. Daxcon converts 2D drawings into 3D parametric drawings, run complex 3D modeling simulations, and use many forms of CAD. Daxcon also trains companies to create their own 3D modeling and detailed 2D or 3D prints.

Industries[edit]

Daxcon has worked in several industries including; Defense & Aerospace, Mining & Construction, Automotive, Consumer Products, and Agriculture.

Defense & Aerospace[edit]

Daxcon has worked with several customers that require NOFORN security clearance. Along with NOFORN, Daxcon has also worked indepth with the guidelines and requirements within the industry, such as; MIL SPECS, design guidelines, model-based definition rules, security regulations, and audit standards. Daxcon has worked within the aerospace industry which has many of the same security and guidelines as the defense industry.

Mining & Construction[edit]

Daxcon does business with some of the largest construction equipment companies in the world. Many of these construction companies exercise continuous production and employ Daxcon to minimize any downtime from production. Daxcon also develops job specific vehicles. Along with the creation of both manufacturing processes and job specific vehicles, Daxcon creates and improves the components of specific vehicles, which is often similar to that of the automotive industry.

Automotive[edit]

Daxcon works with OEMs to provide the automotive industry with support when dealing with huge supply chains. Through direct access to the OEM CAD database, Daxcon works together with the automotive companies to ensure that products will be completed and are cost efficient. Daxcon engineers also work as consultants for companies in the development automobile components.

Consumer Products[edit]

Daxcon works with small companies to bring their new products to market. Daxcon uses FMEAs, or prototype analysis to assist in the search for patents for the new product. Daxcon assesses the marketability of new products to save small companies time and production costs. In addition to these tasks, Daxcon provides design work and assistance to individuals and/or small companies needing the manpower to develop an idea or design. Daxcon provides consumers project services from concept through production.

Agriculture[edit]

Daxcon works with agriculture industries to increase equipment efficiency, which in turn provides improved and increased profitability and reduces the risk of yield loss. Daxcon often uses a similar process in agriculture equipment as is used in both the construction and automotive industries.

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