D3 Vibrations (D3V) started operations in January 2004 to apply proven cutting-edge technology to the metal-cutting community. D3V has successfully applied data-driven solutions from small shops to large corporations. We provide industrial standard solutions for Predictive Maintenance and Industrial Noise; however, our methods for tool chatter and process analysis are unique and state-of-the-art. 90% of our business is application on the factory floor, with 10% working on product development and in conjunction with research universities such as Duke, Florida, University of Michigan, and University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
In 2008, D3V expanded to provide additional metal-cutting factory soloutions such as process optimization and planning, tool design and selection, tool testing, Six-Sigma Blackbelt projects, controls engineering, and CNC program review. Since D3V does not sell additional tools or equipment, we can provide our customers un-biased cost effective solutions for their machines and processes. Our expanded engineering team provides the highest level of knowledge in the business to work for your bottom line.
Dr. David Dilley leads our dynamics and vibrations projects by applying the latest structural testing techniques for determining the source of system instability to pinpoint the solution. Dr. Dilley was a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer for 5 years at GM Powertrain before being awarded a Boeing Fellowship to research metal-cutting vibrations from 1999-2003. He has his BSME from the University of Missouri-Columbia, MS Engineering Management from RPI, and a MSME and D.Sc. from Washington University in St. Louis. Email: dilley@
Dr. David Stephenson leads our cutting mechanics projects, where he is a renowned expert in automotive component processing, cutting force mechanics, and FEA modeling techniques. Dr. Stephenson was a Manager - Math Based Modeling at GM Research and GM Powertrain for nearly 20 years, and also VP of Applications at 3rd Wave Systems. He has his BSME and MSME from MIT, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Stephenson is co-author of the book "Metal-Cutting Theory and Practice". Email: stephenson@
Mr. Ed Exner provides tooling and processing support for metal-cutting operations. His specialty is tool design, microscopic tool failure analysis, tool testing, and machining process optimization for minimum cost/maximum productivity. He has over 30 years experience in tooling development and application including extensive experience in process development and troubleshooting with Kennametal, Seco/Carboloy and Ford. Mr. Exner has his BS in Materials Science from Brown University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Mr. Keith Bartle is our lead process engineer where he has over 35 years of experience in Gas and Diesel Engines as a senior product engineer, senior process engineer, manufacturing specialist, and supervisor at Ford Motor Company. He has led projects from design concept thru implementation. Mr. Bartle has his BSME from Wayne State University, Masters in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.