1998: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) Founded. Jeffrey Paine purchased "Garmin Systems Inc" and its Intellectual property from Ephrahim Garcia, a former Vanderbilt and Cornell Professor.
Successfully participated in the SBIR program by winning its first awards; total $165,000.
First sale of a DSM Flextensional Piezo Actuator (FPA).
1999: Received Phase II/I SBIR funds exceeded $1M
2000: Moved to New Facility in Franklin, TN
Built DSM's first 3-axis piezoelectric actuator with parallel kinematics.
2001: DSM Piezo Shaker installed onboard the International Space Station. Ballistic Missile Defense SBIR BMDO Update Issue #38
2002: DSM collaborated on the book, Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges, writing the book on flexure architectures.
2003: Sold First Z-Stage piezo Actuator. Custom product developed for semiconductor processing.
Sold first closed loop piezoelectric positioning system.
First year as National Instruments Alliance Partner.
2006: First $1M in Commercial Sales
2007: DSM delivered the custom Goniometric Optical Scattering Instrument (GOSI), which is used for materials characterization by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
2008: Delivered first actuators rated for use in cryogenic environments.
DSM developed high-precision alignment systems for the photonics industry.
2009: A DSM piezoelectric motor was successfully used to control a valve in an ACS hot fire test.
Started bringing part fabrication in-house to improve delivery, quality, and cost.
2012: Moved to 2nd (current) New Facility in Franklin, TN
DSM actuator used in successful hardware-in-loop test for guided munition.
2013: Purchased Sodick AQ400L wire EDM machine with Super Pika option for very high quality flexure fabrication.
2014: Sold first fast piezo shutter, used in a UHV beamline.
2015: DSM established two divisions: One to focus on OEM and commercial sales and one that continues to pursue SBIR grants and advanced product development programs.