Advanced design, manufacturing and processing
REAL TIME DIGITAL TWINS
MORE SIM research will lead to profound advancements in real-time and faster-than-real-time simulation. These advancements will overcome the current limitations in scalability, data processing, experimentation, rates of change, and spatial and temporal restrictions that are inherent to the operation of machines and the performance of processes.
Instead of being simple manufacturing outputs, products are becoming interactive extensions and interfaces to the company that makes them. They are extending the reach of companies with their ability to collect, contribute, and share valuable data; make decisions and interact with their digital environments, and adapt throughout their lifecycle.
Virtual twins are providing the technological structure on which innovative and dynamic business ecosystems can organically grow, which gives birth to new services, business models, and open innovation practices. Today, this transformation is being seen in the form of new concepts in preventive maintenance that combine real-life data and simulation enabled by pervasive communication networks; autonomous machines that are approaching fleet-level synchronized decision making and coordination; an emerging refocusing of business models around the value of data as opposed to physical goods, and the adaptive optimization of manufacturing through applications of artificial intelligence and collaborative robotics.