Dura-Lite™ strives to develop best in class products and remain a technological leader in our industry.
A Commitment to InnovationDura-Lite maintains its technological lead in the industry by utilizing some of the most advanced software and testing available in the industry.
Each design starts with the best technology
3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
This technology is utilized to enhance the quality and performance of our products through the use of mechanical CAD, design validation, product data management, design communication, and other various CAD productivity tools.
CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing)
In order to ensure manufacturing processes are as efficient and as dimensionally accurate as possible, CAM tool interfaces drive the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines to manufacture high-quality parts.
FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
FEA software is used to test products in extreme simulated conditions – eliminating the need to wait years for results and allows weaknesses in a design to be updated before manufacturing and installation. The theoretical results can then be definitively confirmed with actual results in controlled thermal cycle testing. Once the FEA results have been analyzed, and the improvements are incorporated into the final designs, our manufacturing team can produce a prototype sample.
CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software is used to simulate airflow, fluid flow, and thermal conditions to predict the performance of the design. A theoretical analysis is performed on a virtual prototype, which allows for further improvements before the final design is completed and a charge air cooler or radiator is manufactured. Once the CFD results have been thoroughly analyzed, and the design is finalized, manufacturing can produce a physical prototype sample. The theoretical results can then be definitively confirmed with in-vehicle performance testing results.
3D Scanning, Parametric Scan to CAD Modelling, and Scan to CAD Inspection
3D Scanning, Parametric Scan to CAD Modelling, and Scan to CAD Inspection 3D Scanning equipment is used to measure the physical geometrical characteristics of the parts used in the manufacturing and assembly processes. The measurements allow the part and assembly to be compared against the design intent. Precisely recording the X, Y, and Z coordinates of a part enable points to be generated to construct part features when designing new components based on existing physical samples. Using this equipment ensures products are manufactured in accordance with the design specifications and confirm fit and function in any application.