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Digital Twins for Sustainable Manufacturing

The Digital Reality Initiative is presenting a  IEEE Future Tech Forum Roundtable on Sustainable Manufacturing moderated by Craig Bauhaus, Industry executive in Manufacturing at Microsoft. It will be held as a Virtual Event on Tuesday June 28th, at 12 noon New York time, 6pm Central European Time. You can register …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XVIII

 The future of Digital Twins remains to be written, although what is going on now and what is going to happen in the coming 2-3 years is pretty straightforward.  DTs are a reality in manufacturing and their use will further expand to cover more equipment and processes. The association of …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XVII

The Digital Transformation -DX- is ongoing and, actually, it has been accelerated by the pandemic that forced many companies to move as much as possible of their activities to the cyberspace. As shown in the graphic, Digital Twins are tools that support operation in the cyberspace for many entities and …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XVI

 The widespread adoption in the manufacturing industry has fostered adoption in other segments as shown in the graphic. Healthcare has been adopting DTs soon after manufacturing thanks, mostly to GE that had adopted DT technology in its turbine manufacturing and has a Health Division. More recently GE created a GE …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XV

The Manufacturing industry has been the first to adopt the technology of Digital Twins. No surprise since the use of CAD for product design and for the shop floor design is rooted in the last century. It was a simple, natural, step to take the digital model produced by CAD …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XIV

 The evolution of Digital Twin is happening onto 4 main directions: Extension through the product life cycle Extension in depth Extension over the value chain Extension into the business area Some industries have been using digital twins in the manufacturing phase, some in the design, others are using then to …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XI

General Electric, as already mentioned, has been working for several years applying DTs to the energy production, specifically using them to monitor and control wind turbines. Wind farms are costly and complex systems where efficiency can be increased by fine tweaking of the blades angle and this in turns alters …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – IX

After the previous posts discussion on the evolution of digital twins, from -basically- an academic point of view with a separation into stages and types (DT, PDT, CDT, OPDT, Hybrid…) and before looking at the further expected evolution it makes sense to take a look at how, today in 2022, …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – VIII

 The interest on Cognitive Digital Twins -CDT- is growing and companies are starting to look at that as a tool to effectively manage knowledge assets. As Digital Transformation -DX- is making knowledge a crucial component of business (DX shifts atoms into data but data as such are a commodity with …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – VII

As mentioned the concept of Cognitive Digital Twin, first defined in the context of smart robots by IBM as a way to represent the knowledge of the robot, an ensemble of robots on the shop floor, has been applied to the representation of the knowledge of a person, becoming a …

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