Forging the Digital Twin in Discrete Manufacturing

A Vision for Unity in the Virtual and Real Worlds

Today’s era of change in manufacturing is faster than any seen in history. Getting transformation right in today's competitive world is critical, and one key factor is the ability to manage and use data to achieve enterprise Strategic Objectives. A Digital Twin is often at the very heart of the metamorphosis. In this e-book, LNS Research examines Digital Twin technology, and how it will impact the industrial organization's and product's performance.

Discover the value and endless possibilities of the Digital Twin in manufacturing

  • Results of the primary research on Digital Twin in manufacturing as a whole
  • What is Digital Twin in context of discrete manufacturing
  • How does a manufacturing enterprise capture value with Digital Twin
  • Why the product Digital Twin and asset Digital Twin require distinct consideration
  • Recommendations to develop and achieve value with a Digital Twin strategy
DELMIA Forging the Digital Twin > Dassault Systèmes®
Harnesses Data as Source of Digital Change > Aeroplane Concept > Dassault Systèmes®

1. It Harnesses Data as the Source of Digital Change

One of the key sources of digital change in the manufacturing enterprise is the digital twin. It provides a manufacturer with a unique set of sensor obtained information that extends across the lifespan of a product providing users with value enhancing data from configuration, to history and more; continuing to provide useful data downstream of the products initial delivery.

Twin to Twin Network > Control Panel > Dassault Systèmes®

2. A Twin to Twin Network Will Create a Valuable Ecosystem

The value enhancing properties of the digital twin can be captured when two different twins are connected, creating a twin2twin ecosystem. A network of twins of differing industrial variants for the plant level, such as asset twins or process twins, are paramount for enabling engineers to constantly improve product and plant quality, equipment performance, and reduce down times.

Automotive Digital Twin > Manufacturing > Dassault Systèmes®

3. A Boon to Automotive the Digital Twin Also Benefits Major Industries Like Mining

The value the digital twin has brought to international companies such as Honda, Tesla, and Kreisel Electric has become an innovation and progressive boon for the automotive industry. Their reliance on a single source of information and digital replication of assets to bring products to market faster can be embraced by the mining and natural resources industries in order to see and experience their operations in the virtual world.

Essential in Virtually Re-imagining the Retail Store > Idealisation > Dassault Systèmes®

4. They are Essential in Virtually Re-imagining the Retail Store

Collaboration between technology and retail stores, utilising digital twins, allows for an exchange of consumer information directly from the sales floor and into the virtual environment for analysis. An innovative solution put forth by Store Electronic Systems uses sensors to monitor live sales and feeds this data directly to the store’s digital twin. Real time analysis evaluates the stores planogram and suggests a more efficient layout, providing that information to store clerks who can respond to optimise their sales.

Power of IIoT > City Skyline > Dassault Systèmes®

5. The Digital Twin is brought to you in Part by the Power of IIoT

With the maturation of IoT and IIoT, as seen through the value it adds to industrial processes such as big data, analytics, and predictive maintenance, it has become an integral aspect of the data flow for the digital twin. While IIoT is seeing implementation across industries, automotive behemoths like Toyota are fast tracking its use to leverage real time sensor-collected data through the means of the digital twin. Car manufacturers are realising the benefits of utilising this data for analysis and data visualisation all in order to enhance design, manufacturing, and speed to market.