Dura-Lite™ strives to develop best in class products and remain a technological leader in our industry.
A Commitment to Innovation
Dura-Lite maintains its technological lead in the industry by maintaining a staff of multi-disciplined engineers, utilizing some of the most advanced software and testing available in the industry. This is why we are certified as a professional engineering company by APEGA (The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta).
Engineering starts with the best technology
3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
This technology is utilized to enhance the quality and performance of our range of 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 our manufacturing process is as efficient and as dimensionally accurate as possible, we use the CAM tool to interface with and drive the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines to manufacture high-quality parts after they are designed in our CAD software.
FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
We use FEA software to test our range of products in extreme simulated conditions – eliminating the need to wait years for results – which allows us to find any weaknesses in our designs and fix them before they are manufactured and installed. 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) CFD software is used to simulate airflow, fluid flow, and thermal conditions to predict the performance of the design. Our engineers perform a theoretical analysis 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 actual results in controlled wind tunnel performance testing on a vehicle using the chassis dynamometer.
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 will enable us to generate points to construct part features when engineering new components based on existing physical samples. Using this equipment allows Dura-Lite to ensure our products are manufactured in accordance with the design specifications and confirm fit and function in any application.