In today’s fast-paced and competitive landscape, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the industrial and mechatronics sectors are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations and improve product quality. One solution that stands out is the development of in-house virtual testing platforms based on digital twin technology. By harnessing the power of digital twins for virtual prototyping and virtual commissioning, OEMs can revolutionize their approach to create full production lines and solutions for their clients. In this blog post, we’ll explore the compelling reasons why OEMs should consider building their own virtual testing platforms.
As the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly approaching and everybody is talking about ChatGPT, it has become even more crucial to have and develop reliable digital twins and virtual models, which can act as the fuel for your own ChatGPT system, to cope with the challenges and complexities of the systems of today and tomorrow.
Digital twin technology has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in the manufacturing industry. Companies are beginning to use digital twins to simulate and optimize their production processes, resulting in increased efficiency, improved quality, and reduced costs. However, in order to successfully implement digital twin initiatives in research and development, it is essential to get buy-in from stakeholders. In this blog post, we’ll explore some strategies to achieve this goal.
The development of a new machine or system is a process, where bottlenecks and other difficulties can be encountered. With methods like lean and agile, these production processes can be optimized taking out one bottleneck at a time. In this blog we guide you through the benefits of virtual development in systems engineering and R&D.
Digital Twin technology is still relatively new, and it is rapidly evolving. Here are five trends that may shape the development of digital twins in the next few years:
One of the buzzwords of 2022 was the Metaverse, mainly driven by the change of Facebook into Meta. This virtual realm is seen as a potential future for many industries, including manufacturing. After the interesting discussions and conversations with people on my previous blog on that topic, some asked me how we see it 1 year later, and mainly how we see this develop in the context of the manufacturing industry. In this blog we describe our take on the development and future of Digital Twins in the Industrial Metaverse.
Stating that the Covid pandemic has had a gigantic impact on the world, is still an understatement. The crisis has affected many aspects of our lives. On a professional level, working from home became standard, supply chains got seriously disrupted, resulting in material shortages and production stops, virtually all exhibitions and conferences were canceled, and many companies reevaluated their business strategies.
When Mark Zuckerberg changed his company name from Facebook to Meta, and talked at length about his vision of the Metaverse, some of you may have been new to the concept. But actually, the term (a portmanteau of ‘meta’ and ‘universe’) has been around for thirty-odd years. It was coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel ‘Snow crash’, in which humans interact with each other as avatars in a 3D virtual space.