Producing better, more sustainable product with digital twin technology
A digital twin establishes a digital representation of a real-world component or process in manufacturing industries.
This data-driven computer model takes inputs from the real-world which allows a product to be monitored or to control a process optimally. Later, it also feeds back data from a deployed product, creating a constant cycle of improvement.
This helps manufacturing industries improve products used in everyday life, as well as the equipment that produces those goods. This not only accelerates innovation initiatives, but it does so sustainablity: manufacturers can simulate and evaluate impacts prior to production of a physical product, reducing their carbon footprint.
With such a positive contribution to sustainable innovation, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the power of digital twins to advance digital transformation and innovation. The global digital twin market size was valued at USD 7.48 billion in 2021 and, according to Grand View Research, is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.1% from 2022 to 2030.
While digital twins bring tremendous value to the manufacturing sector, there is an even-more evolved technology: the virtual twin.
A digital twin is a mathematical representation of a real-world object or system. A virtual is not limited to a mathematical model of an object or a system but instead considers an entire system of systems, including the environment in which the physical object exists. This makes it possible to simulate in the virtual worlds the consequences of each modification or optimization of an individual product on the whole and within the entire model.
Dassault Systèmes unique virtual twins combine the science-based representation of a product, factory or company through modeling and simulation with the power of prediction brought about by incorporating real-world data. This convergence of the virtual and real worlds and the continuous cycle of information between the two creates a closed-loop capability that enables optimization in virtually any scenario.
With consumers demanding more personalized products and experiences, manufacturers are under constant pressure to adapt while also keeping operations within budget. A virtual twin helps accelerate innovation by digitally testing new products, facilities and production methods, limited only by imagination. A virtual twin can also ensure regulatory needs are met, ensuring products and operations are safe and secure.
Seven ways virtual twins can benefit manufacturing:
• Unlimited simulation
• Continuous improvement
• Improved human factors
• Added agility
• Global collaboration
• IIoT integration
• Knowledge retention
The virtual twin can add benefit across all phases in the manufacturing process; from planning facilities, process and manufacturing through to actual production. This starts purely in the virtual world, then once production is live, data is fed back to create a system of continuous improvement across all elements of manufacturing operations.
Digitally evaluate potential changes and optimize innovative ideas
Analyze production processes and capacity to migrate delays
Drive continuous improvement
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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are worldwide guidelines to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
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These goals drive long-term regulations to instill positive change, reduce resource consumption and reach net-zero carbon emissions.