Auburn Hills, MI—Dumur Industries, a White City, Canada, precision metal manufacturing specialist serving the ground vehicle defense market, experienced major gains in manufacturing efficiency using the DELMIA Robotics simulation from Dassault Systèmes , a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management Applications. Company president Bob Dumur is extremely pleased with the results of the technology. “We easily achieved our return on investment in the software within a year, and we’re currently bringing on another programmer to expand the capability created by these efficiency gains.”
Dumar Industries began operations in 1987 as a sheet metal fabricator for the ventilation and food preparation industries, expanding into the defense, oil and gas, power utility and communications sectors in 1997. The company is a recognized leader in the precision machining and fabricating industry with a reputation for providing ingenuity, state-of-the art technology, quality workmanship, and on-time delivery.
Dumur Industries who started using robots in 2003, recently purchased a TLS five-axis, gantry-style laser cutting system from NTC, optimized with the Cenit Fastrim solution built upon the Delmia V5 Robotics platform. The technology is being applied to cut holes in an aluminum air reservoir tank with the 3D laser creating 7– 8 holes within 30 seconds. According to Dumur, without this technology the holes would have to be machined on milling equipment, taking up to 40 minutes to produce, not including the individual setup time and the difficulties faced in machining thin-walled aluminum components.
A major advantage of the simulation solution is the offline programming (OLP) capability, which allows the company to accurately program its robotic system without tying up physical resources on the factory floor. Dumur estimates that programming time on the actual robot has been reduced from 20 hours per program down to two to three hours.
Dumur Industries has found the robotic simulation solutions perfectly adapted to all areas of its business, where it produces components ranging from handheld sizes upward to fabrications that are more than 20 feet x 10 feet in size and manufactured in diverse materials from steel to aluminum and exotic metals.