Dassault Systèmes (DS) announced that its DELMIA Robotics simulation solution has been implemented by Dumur Industries with the company experiencing major gains in manufacturing efficiency. Dumur is a precision metal manufacturing specialist serving the ground vehicle defense market.
Dumur Industries began its migration to robots in 2003, recently purchasing a 5-axis gantry-style laser robot, 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 Mr. 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.
The company is also applying the DELMIA technology to its robotic welding equipment, providing a fully functional tooling interface for the design and simulation of complex tooling and fixture device clamps. A major advantage of this simulation solution is the offline programming (OLP) capability, which allows the company to accurately program its robotic systems without tying up physical resources on the factory floor.
Dumur Industries is now in the process of applying CENIT FASTCURVE® to a 7-axis robot for plasma cutting. The company has found the robotic simulation solutions adapted to all areas of its business where it produces components ranging from hand-held sizes upward to fabrications that are over 20 ft x 10 ft in size and manufactured in diverse materials from steel to aluminum and exotic metals.