This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas based Mechanical Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Mechanical Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.[adace-ad id=”4426″]
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Texas Mechanical Engineering Startups
NarrativeDx is an AI platform that provides root-cause analysis and tells clinicians exactly what to do. They help hospital leaders and care providers hear the voice of their patients with AI.
The natural language processing and machine learning provides actionable insights from patient comments to improve their institution’s patient experience, drive patient referrals, increase hospital revenue, and boost hospital reputations. NarrativeDx’s cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, healthcare-specific AI platform uses Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to collect, analyze, and visualizes unstructured patient feedback from internal and external sources (CAHPS Surveys, grievance letters, social review sites, etc.).
Their beautiful, intuitive dashboards automatically highlight key areas for improvement (staff, doctors, units, facilities, etc.) and provide specific recommendations to improve the patient experience. NarrativeDx was co-founded by Kyle Robertson and Senem Guney in 2014 and is based in Austin, Texas..
Combined, Altran and Aricent generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with some 47,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Altran was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-seine, France..
Fallbrook Technologies is a provider of a technology intended to offer continuously variable transmission (CVT) for bicycles. The company develops, distributes, and licenses the NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmission system for deployment in bicycle, automotive, off-highway, and industrial applications.
The NuVinci technology displaces the 2500-year-old “gear” technology, and instead uses “spheres,” improving the efficiency and performance of mechanical systems worldwide. It is applicable to a wide range of applications.
Licensees include industry leaders such as Dana Holding Corporation, Allison Transmission, and TEAM Industries.. .
AdBm Technologies is an acoustical engineering company that specializes in developing high-performance, low-cost, and easy-to-deploy noise abatement technology for marine environments. The company focuses on the fields of environmental engineering, marine technology, and mechanical engineering.
It was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, Texas.. .
Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas based ISO 9001:2008 certified concern, which manufactures optical sighting systems and assemblies, primarily for Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Its products are installed on various types of U.S.
military land vehicles, such as the Abrams and Bradley fighting vehicles, Light Armored and Armored Security Vehicles, and have been selected for installation on the Stryker family of vehicles. Optex also manufactures and delivers numerous periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights and night vision optical assemblies.
Optex delivers its products both directly to the military services and to prime contractors. For additional information.
Forge Tech is an industrial company specializing in online and in-service mechanical repairs. It also specializes in all aspects of routine and emergency on-line leak sealing on a call-out basis.
The company’s patented portable forge bonding technology is specifically designed to bring the proven high strength, reliability, and safety of solid-phase, forge bonding to where it’s needed most. Forge Tech focused on developing a safe portable metal joining technology to better accomplish additions and enhancements and various repair and maintenance activities normally addressed by less reliable “cold work” solutions using adhesives, polymers, or similar products.
Forge Tech is based in Kemah, Texas, USA.. .
Founded as Southern Engine and Pump Company in 1908, DXP was re-chartered in 1979 as Sepco Industries and renamed DXP Enterprises, Inc. in 1996.
Over the years, we have strengthened our ability to support our customers by acquiring a diverse group of companies with a powerful corporate focus on product expertise, technical services and MROP supply chain management. Founded as Southern Engine and Pump Company in 1908, DXP was re-chartered in 1979 as Sepco Industries and renamed DXP Enterprises, Inc.
in 1996. Over the years, we have strengthened our ability to support our customers by acquiring a diverse group of companies with a powerful corporate focus on product expertise, technical services and MROP supply chain management.
Today, DXP is a publicly traded professional distribution management company that provides products and services to a variety of industries through its Innovative Pumping Solutions (IPS), Supply Chain Services and MROP Products and Services. DXP continues to stay on the leading edge of technology, training and products while attracting and retaining the best employees.
Our corporate strategy is simply to be the best solution for the industrial customer.. .
ECM Technologies is a Texas A&M University-based start-up that utilizes bacterial-derived proteins as a platform for designing collagens for biomedical needs. Unlike many extracellular matrix materials, these Designer Collagens are not animal derived and can be genetically customized with cell instructive cues tailored to specific applications.
Designer Collagens can fill the gap between current extracellular matrix technology and available biomaterials to improve clinical outcomes in regenerative medicine.. .
Be-Wind designs and manufactures within the aerospace industry. Its state of the art vertical axis turbines produce 15-20% more power efficiently than any other turbine, while generating usable power starting at wind speeds of 5-7 mph.
Its turbines have a propietary deflector system that creates optimum air flow and eliminates opposing wind. A unique aerospace design enables optimal operation in extreme wind conditions while ensuring the safety of the turbine by never exceeding a max RPM.
It created their turbines in order to provide the growing urban environment with a source of renewable wind energy. In conjunction with providing sustainable energy within the United States, BE-Wind has reached beyond its borders in an effort to assist developing countries in producing sustainable energy where power resources are scarce..
Leto Solutions, Inc. had its origins as a team formed to compete in the University of Texas San Antonio CITE (Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship) $100K Student Venture Competition.
Four senior mechanical engineering students and four business students combined their talents and won the contest in April 2013, just a few weeks before their graduation. The engineering members of the team had responsibility for developing the initial product concept and design and building a working prototype, while the business students conducted research and developed an initial business plan..
T H Hill Associates, Inc
T H Hill provides a dedicated source for QA/QC services, engineering, and training with the goal of reducing the risks of equipment failure and consequential non-productive time (NPT) in drilling and completions operations. Our QA/QC Technicians, located worldwide, perform third party inspections ensuring equipment is assembled and tested to the standards required by the customer.
When T H Hill Technicians ensure equipment is fit for purpose, operators see significant reduction in NPT. The Engineers at T H Hill have developed their expertise from thousands of analyses, equipping them to optimize the structural design of your drill string no matter the conditions.
Their comprehensive models have been enhanced by customer feedback resulting in concise and practical recommendations validated by experience. Customers benefit from fewer downhole tool failures and unexpected trips..
Rimkus Consulting Group
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., a US-based international consulting firm, brings over 300 professionals to bear on your consulting and expert witness needs. You can learn about their company history, explore the wide range of practice areas they deal in, and see what kinds of assignments they’ve had recently.
Even their long-time clients are often surprised to learn the breadth of their services. You probably will be as well.
They have been in the forensics business since 1983, offering their clients an array of experts that spans virtually all engineering disciplines, many scientific disciplines and forensic business analysis. With this broad range of expertise, plus the years of experience their staff members bring into play, they are able to address virtually any problem their clients bring to us.
They further augment their full-time staff with a select group of contractors with unique education or experience to address those more esoteric needs that come up from time to time. They offer their clients the services of an extensive list of seasoned professionals to meet their needs..
NCS Multistage is an independent technology and services company specializing in multistage completions. In 2006, NCS Oilfield Services (Canada) developed a line of coiled-tubing fracturing tools for the coalbed methane gas market.
In 2007, the company shifted its focus to the oil and gas market , offering downhole completion tools and services for both unconventional and conventional completions and an expanded line of coiled-tubing-deployed frac tools. In 2007, in Canada, NCS introduced a new multistage frac service, the Mongoose Frac® System, which combined sand-jet perforating with a frac-isolation tool assembly to eliminate the need for pumpdown plugs and ball-drop sliding sleeves.
The system also enabled operators to design completions with no practical limits on the number and placement of stages. In late 2009, NCS introduced this system in the U.S.
ISCAR is the largest of the 15 companies comprising the IMC (International Metalworking Companies). Together, they supply a dynamic comprehensive line of precision carbide metalworking tools.
These companies produce a wide range of carbide inserts, carbide endmills and cutting tools, covering most metal cutting applications. IMC also provides engineering and manufacturing solutions to major industries throughout the world.
Many innovative products, designed specially for customer requirements, have made the IMC a world leader in the major manufacturing industries such as automotive, aerospace and die & mold production.. .
COADE, Inc. specializes in mechanical engineering software.
It offers software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. Its products include CAESAR II, a pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite, a program for structural design or analysis of towers, horizontal vessels, and shell and tube heat exchangers; CodeCalc, a software package for design and analysis of pressure vessel and heat exchanger components; CADWorx Plant Design Suite for intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics, and automatic production of plant design deliverables; and TANK for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks.
The company provides software for the power and process industries in the areas of pipe stress, pressure vessel design and rating, tank design and rating, and piping design and drafting. COADE, Inc.
offers products online, as well as through dealers. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Houston, Texas.
As of January 6, 2010, COADE, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation..
Decent work puts people first, made possible through the creation of Numii, a real-time dataset for human working conditions. The Numii scale is a CES award-winning invention that creates digital factory twins, giving you valuable insight into what’s going on with production lines.
Paragon Innovations, Inc.
Since 1990, Paragon Innovations has designed some of the most exciting technologies for Fortune 500 and small companies alike in the medical, video and portable wireless markets. We specialize in product development services from start to success, including electrical, software and mechanical engineering services as well as industrial design.
We transform your product idea, marketing requirement, or product specification into a marketable product that’s profitable. At Paragon Innovations, we get excited about technology.
Let’s get your product development started today!. .
Datahoist gathers and processes elevator data using IoT devices combined with adaptive, self-learning algorithms. Cartop and door sensors send data through an edge gateway into the Microsoft Azure cloud, where data is processed and analyzed.
Fast and easy to install, Datahoist learns patterns and alerts users to any anomalies it detects.. .
ERIKS Seals and Plastics
ERIKS Seals and Plastics is a leading technical resource for seals, engineered plastics and bearings required for demanding applications. We provide our customers with the unique combination of product and material expertise combined with efficient, customized logistics.
ERIKS serves customers in the consumer products, food and beverage, heavy equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, power generation, semiconductor, transportation and the water and wastewater industries. ERIKS distinguishes between the following types of customers or purchasing profiles:.
Both the Chiron and the Veyron were developed by the Volkswagen AG design team led by Hartmut Warkuss. In 2001, Volkswagen decided to start serial production of the super-sportscar Veyron, whose official name was “Veyron 16.4”.
In the fall of 2004, after renovation of the traditional Bugatti headquarters at Château Saint Jean was completed and the new assembly studio constructed, Bugatti S.A.S. began manufacturing the first Veyron.
About 80 cars are assembled each year, most of them being picked up directly in Molsheim by their new owners. This is a pleasure that customers back in Ettore Bugatti’s days also used to indulge in..
EEA Consulting Engineers
EEA Consulting Engineers has 22 licensed engineers and the firm is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. EEA provides mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering services, process utility engineering, energy conservation, and commissioning.
Since the company’s founding in 1977, the small business has grown from two staff to now more than 65 personnel providing engineering expertise in facilities ranging from central utility plants, commercial office buildings, data centers, government and military facilities, the high tech and semiconductor sector, higher education institutions, industrial facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities, recreational parks and pools, religious institutions, and retail shopping centers. EEA has been named a Top Workplace by the Austin American Statesman and an MEP Giant by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine..
Turbo Components & Engineering, Inc.
Turbo Components & Engineering, Inc. is a manufacturing & repair company worldly known for customer service, technical knowledge & product quality.
The company manufactures bearings and seals for petrochemical, refining, and power-generation industries. It offers journal bearings, including sleeve and tilt pad journal bearings; thrust bearings, which include self-equalized bearings; thermoplastic, metallic, and windback seals; and bearing case seals, pump wear rings, and steam turbine packing and babbitted process seals.
The company also provides engineering services, such as rotor dynamic analysis, bearing optimization, labyrinth seal optimization seals, and failure analysis; and journal bearing, thrust bearing, and labyrinth seal upgrades.. .
Aerospace Quality Research and Development
Aerospace QRD provides FAA approved services specializing in aircraft engineering and repair. The company was founded on the premise that the Aerospace industry needed other options for FAA approved engineering and component repairs.
AQRD is headquartered at Addison, Texas.. .
The Perfectly Green
Developer of alternative energy generation technology and software. The company develops a modular platform that delivers onsite alternative energy services to any commercial footprint through allocation and conversion of blended energy sources into clean electricity, heating and cooling..
Positics is also a specialist in tracking systems for the development and validation of vehicles (ADAS standards) and lidar perception for autonomous vehicles and robotics.. .
Americase, Inc. designs and manufactures commercial duty carrying cases for any kind of transportation.
Their most common consumers include the military, airlines (including HM 224 cases), educational facilities, manufacturers of electronics, oil and gas wireline services, promotional display companies, entertainers, transporters of hazardous materials, and many more.. .
Meriton is a manufacturer of mechanical engineering devices used to help in the construction of office buildings, houses, and other commercial buildings. It provides capital that allows companies to transition ownership and accelerate mutual long-term growth without arbitrary timetables imposed by third parties.
The company has invested heavily in customized software, information technology, finance and accounting, marketing, leadership development, and human resources which can be leveraged across the portfolio companies to increase operating efficiency and generate growth. Meriton was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas..
Knectiv is a full-service design, development, and contract manufacturing company, “making hardware easy.” From hardware startups to Fortune 2000 companies, Knectiv helps companies in the RFID, IoT, medical device, and consumer electronic device fields (among other industries) develop and manufacture their electronic products through a combination of local engineering and strategic offshore manufacturing partnerships. Knectiv offer turnkey solutions, with the capability to take a concept all the way through the design phase to prototyping and later mass production.
Knectiv manufactures through decades-old, highly vetted printed circuit board (PCB), PCB assembly, plastic injection & molding, and final assembly partner factories.. .
WT Industries is an innovative engineering technology company that specializes in launch and recovery systems for offshore equipment. WT Industries creates plug and play containerized launch and recovery systems for ROV’s, AUV’s, tooling, and equipment.
The company’s intent is to utilize and build on PT-TMS technology to produce containerized LARS systems for even the largest and deepest ROV systems, AUVs, or ASVs making them highly mobile and essentially plug and play onto vessels. Providing customers with the quality results is their utmost responsibility and desire..
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