Digital renderings of component parts, assemblies and fixturing are nothing new to 21st century manufacturers. Today, even small and medium-sized companies use integrated CAD/CAM systems and G/M-code to program production equipment—everything from multi-axis machining centers to virtual programming pick-and-place robots.
This digitalization of the workplace, however, has been ad hoc and distributed. Design, manufacturing, production planning and MRO frequently operate as independent “silos” within the organization. But what if this data could be aggregated and expanded to allow total process simulation of an actual production process? The potential for new insight into operations is obvious, and it’s used every day in large manufacturing businesses. It’s called the Digital Twin.
Dassault Systèmes goes beyond the digital twin with the Virtual Twin Experience. The Virtual Twin Experience is not only the virtual model, but it is connected to the plant in real-time. Virtual Twin Experience is an executable virtual model of a physical system which brings in learning and experiences taken from the real world processes to update the digital twin model. Achieving this closed-loop capability is the full realization of benefits to be gained from the convergence of the virtual and real worlds.
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