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CNC Routers from Advanced Robotic Technology Improve Component Quality for Aluminium Dynamics

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CNC routers supplied by Advanced Robotic Technology have helped Aluminium Dynamics bring all their aluminium cutting in-house, improving component quality and efficiency as a result.

Established in 2003 by Jon and Grant Kemp, Aluminium Dynamics has drawn on its expertise in the supply of CNC boat kits to the marine industry to expand into the supply of engineered products for the defence, mining, transport and marine industries in local as well as international markets.

“Our primary role was to supply the aluminium boat building industry in the form of fully-cut CNC aluminium kits,” explains Tony Pal, General Manager at Aluminium Dynamics.

Jonathan Kemp started his first business, Oceantech Design in 1996, which grew steadily for the next seven years. However, it wasn’t until Jon decided to establish Aluminium Dynamics together with his brother Grant in 2003 that the business took off with its in-house aluminium cutting capabilities.

“Oceantech Design used to outsource all the aluminium cutting, however, delivery quality and finish were an issue with the plasma-cut parts,” Tony explains the brothers’ decision to purchase their first CNC router.

The decision to go in-house with their own CNC router was based on several key factors such as no heat-affected parts, clean-cut edges and dimensional accuracy. Most importantly, cutting in-house also meant delivery and quality were now under their own control.

It didn’t take long until the team at Aluminium Dynamics decided to invest in a second router from Brisbane-based Advanced Robotic Technology (ART).

The decision to buy ART machines came at Austech 2005, where Grant met ART Director Peter Nolan and was soon convinced of the high quality and capabilities of ART’s Australian-made CNC machines.

Aluminium Dynamics runs two ART routers; the latest addition is the 9m 10000SX router specifically designed for the boat and shipbuilding industry, which typically processes a huge amount of aluminium sheets and plates.

With a process area of 9200 x 2500 x 250mm, the robust machine features a 16hp 25,000rpm liquid cooled spindle, an automatic rotary tool changer for 10 tools as well as a 360° inkjet head for plate marking and an integrated swarf transfer system.

All these features ensure increased productivity, reduced labour costs, a maximised material yield and great flexibility while maintaining a high quality standard.

ART routers feature high accuracy and repeatability, which is critical to companies like Aluminium Dynamics who have to deliver quality-cut parts just in time.

ART has developed its CNC routers and plasma cutters through continual feedback and dialogue with past and present customers.

With every machine, the company looks at ways to further streamline the construction process and endeavours to set a high standard of quality for Australian-made machinery.

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