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Digital Twins Evolve in Manufacturing

Simulation, modeling, visualization and sensor-based data converge to close the design-to-manufacture loop.


What is a Siemens Executable Digital Twin?

Welcome to the future of engineering. Let us show you how Siemens Simcenter executable digital twins (xDTs) do what we thought impossible. This short video shows smart virtual sensors, a type of xDT, created with the help of the Simcenter portfolio. These sensors let you create models that can update themselves as you use them (often in real-time) to predict previously not measurable quantities.

Digital Twins and Monitoring

How Do Digital Twins and Monitoring Systems Work Together? In the data center industry, it’s a given that having the right data is essential for making sound decisions throughout design and operations. But agreeing on how best to get that data is a different story.

Roadmap to Digital Twin 2.0

What is the Role of a Data Center Digital Twin in a Changing Landscape?

Creating a Digital Twin or virtual copy of the data center is the surest way to navigate the changes your data center faces. This blog will walk you through where and how a Digital Twin fits into the constantly changing landscape that is the data center industry.

Putting the Precision in Precision Air

Innovative Cooling Design: Delivering Capacity and Resilience with Confidence

Can simulation help professionals return to the office?

Many organizations are beginning to implement plans to return to the office. The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone rethinking office spaces, especially the all too common open-office space.

New Insights: Enabling New Data Center Technology with Simulation-Based Digital Twins

Simulation-based digital twins, especially when implementing new data center technology, streamline data center design and operations management.

Citigroup & NYSERDA FlexTech Project

6SigmaDCX Release 15: What’s New

The Digital Twin provides a collaborative framework and the necessary design tools to drive informed, real-time decisions regarding thermal risk and capacity utilization. 6SigmaDCX Release 15 streamlines data center design and management with new big data features, faster model creation and automation across the board.

Data Center Digital Twins E-Book

This e-book outlines the necessity for unlocking your data center’s business potential.

Engineering Data Centers: A Case Study of a Modern Science-Based Design

How to Build a Digital Twin to Improve Your Data Center

Deploying any change within your data center can seem daunting. But with a data center Digital Twin you can undertake virtual testing of those changes, using physics-based simulation, ensuring nothing goes into a live environment that hasn’t already been assessed for performance.

Digital Twin: Definition & Value

This paper provides an aerospace industry perspective on the Digital Twin and the significant benefits and rationale to accelerate embracing the fourth industrial revolution referred to as digital transformation.

Using Digital Twins to Develop, Test, and Optimize Complex Systems

A True Digital Twin replicates the proposed physical space, and includes all mechanical, robotic, sensor, vision, AI, and computer systems, while simultaneously incorporating real human action and interaction. Humans experience the system in virtual reality (VR), with concurrent motion capture driving their avatars in real time. The avatars interact with virtual objects and their physical “stand ins”, which are also motion-tracked. All aspects of the system, including hardware, software, AI training data/models, and human interaction, are developed, tested and optimized virtually using a proprietary software platform.

Data Center Digital Twins Overview

An overview video of data center digital twins.

6SigmaRoom: Data Center Design and Operations

6SigmaRoom is the industry’s leading data center CFD tool. It is part of the 6SigmaDCX software suite, which integrates IT and engineering operations in capacity planning.

Citigroup & NYSERDA FlexTech Project


Akselos Deploys Digital Twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO

Lamprell Offers ‘Digital Twins’ for Offshore Projects


Aras Blog: The Digital Twin Time Machine

If you capture a product’s configuration correctly, you have context―which enables you to create traceability. In essence you have created the Digital Twin time machine. The context of the Digital Twin, supported by digital thread data, and analysis tools like simulation or analytics, allows you to move backwards and forwards for any product or system of products.

Paper: Digital Twin – Its Role and Structure within a Modern Systems Engineering Approach

Companies must ensure a cost effective and reliable product is introduced to the market in a timely manner while also addressing the challenges relating to in-service product updates and on-going maintenance. The Digital Twin in the context of virtual engineering and digital transformation is becoming a critical player in such highly innovative and competitive environment.

Akselos SIMLAB series #1: Continual Remote Monitoring of Large Assets with Simulation

Akselos is a new simulation technology that can evaluate structural behavior 1000x faster than traditional techniques. Akselos is capable of producing high-fidelity, physics-based models of large complex assets which may be connected to sensor data to regularly update the simulation model and provide the required assessments in a timely manner.

Akselos launches the second webinar in Simulation Lab series

The Evolution of Digital Twin – and How Emerging Tech Is Driving Adoption

A digital twin is a dynamic digital model of a product, process, or person, which analyzes existing business system data combined with real-world data. However, the value expands past the single digital model of an asset and is increasingly an underpinning element of an organization's digital transformation initiatives.

Digital Twin Continues to Proliferate Software and Digital Industries

The digital twin continues to proliferate and is a concept often associated with Siemens, and given our investment in software, additive manufacturing and the digital industries, this is good news indeed. But sometimes these terms can be too ethereal and my interest is piqued when I see this concept in action.

OnScale Launches Project BreathEasy: Digital Twins of Lungs to Improve COVID-19 Patients Outcomes

2020 Digital Twin Forum Keynote Speakers Announced

ASSESS and ASDL 2020 Digital Twin Forum

Visualizing Digital Twins

The true cost of deploying and maintaining a digital twin is in collecting and analyzing the data. The data gives life to static 3D models.

2020 Prediction: Dennis Nagy

Beyond CAE's Dr. Dennis Nagy shares his prediction for Digital Twins in the coming year.

Digital Twin Evolution: The Path to Simulation-Based Twins

"Although analytical twins have existed for a while, this evolution of simulation-based models that lead to the creation of digital twins is really transforming manufacturing, as product designs become more customized, unique and intricate by nature."

Microsoft partner ANSYS extends ability of Azure Digital Twins platform

“Collaborating with ANSYS to create an advanced IoT digital twins framework provides our customers with an unprecedented understanding of their deployed assets’ performance by leveraging physics and simulation-based analytics.” — Sam George, corporate vice president of Azure IoT, Microsoft

Largest Digital Twin Conference Aims to Demystify Technology

Bentley Systems conference focuses on infrastructure uses of digital twins.

Make an impact in the real world with Digital Twins

Let's discuss the importance of keeping your digital twins in sync with real products. Models so accurate they’re a digital twin of the product you’re creating can help you throughout the design and development process. 1D models can help you determine the best architecture for your multi-physics system, 3D models can help you design into the details, and testing can help you improve modelling realism. Combining all the three technologies gives you the highest possible accuracy while making design decisions. But in today’s world the design job isn’t done when you ship. You have to be able to take feedback, track how products are used – with detailed data coming from the increasing numbers of sensors in modern devices – and then use that to support, maintain and improve the products you have out in the market, as well as incorporating all that information into your next generation. That means keeping your digital twins in sync with the real products, even once they’re in customers’ hands.

Revolutionizing Food & Beverage Production with the Digital Twin and Industrial IoT

How can food and beverage companies use the digital twin and industrial IoT to dramatically improve production performance? This eBook shares the value of the digital twin and IIoT for companies that produce food and consumer packaged goods. Then, it shares some practical examples and advice to get started down the path to streamline R&D and new product development, optimize production plans, increase performance, gain production intelligence, improve quality, and compete as an integrated supply chain.

Benefit from digital twins at any IoT maturity

In a commissioned study of IoT decision makers conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Siemens in May 2019, respondents of varied IoT maturity levels recognized that digital twins can continuously improve their product offerings and improve product quality.

Digital Twins: Driven by Physics-Based Models

Karen Willcox is a leading aerospace researcher and expert in simulation-based engineering who specializes in the aerospace industry. Her work on simplified simulation models has made it possible to accelerate the development and design of complex systems.

Could Digital Twins remove doubt from due diligence during M&A?

Innovation and new technology applications are being established as part of core business management tools and are starting to appear in the area of managing M&A. When M&A is announced, organisations are committing to buy an asset or asset groups – at which point a due diligence effort is usually conducted to establish the actual state of the asset. Digital Twins have shown significant promise for the management of assets, and could also be transformational in the M&A process to qualify the quality of the assets.

Digital Twins in the Hot Seat: Realizing Great Expectations

PREVIOUS WEBINAR AVAILABLE ON DEMAND The phrase “digital twin” has become the be-all-and-end-all of manufacturing buzzwords, stirring up Utopian views on what it can do for predictive maintenance, simulation and more. But how is a digital twin different from a 3D CAD product model? Can it ever live up to its full potential? Is anyone really making use of digital twins? In this LIVE webcast, DE challenges panelists to discuss: a no-nonsense definition of digital twins; the types of products that make sense as digital twins; real-world examples of digital twins in operation.

How to Quickly Create a Simulation-Based Digital Twin of an IIoT-Connected Product

Digital twins are virtual representations of physical products. They have the ability to unlock value and optimization throughout a product’s lifecycle. By leveraging real-world data from IIoT-connected product and physics-based simulations, digital twins can better inform and predict product performance. This enables users to develop new designs, operations and controls to optimize performance, reduce downtime and enable service-based products — often without the customer needing to upgrade hardware. The technology to get an IIoT digital twin running is available, however, many organizations are having a hard time implementing and connecting all of the digital, physical and data assets together. With the help of ANSYS Twin Builder and PTC ThingWorx, engineers can simplify the creation of digital twins using physics-based simulations.

Why digital twins will be the backbone of industry in the future

For industry and the internet of things (#IoT), digital twins, offering virtual representations of real-world products will be the innovation backbone of the future. Entire systems can be simulated and tested long before a physical prototype has been built. Even operation of existing systems can be further optimized using a #DigitalTwin. Imagine the extraordinary possibilities merging them with artificial intelligence (#AI). Industry experts for digital twins are already using all these possibilities in concrete applications. Siemens Stories on Digital Twin: Make use of it:

Digital Twins: Driven by Physics-Based Models

Karen Willcox is a leading aerospace researcher and expert in simulation-based engineering who specializes in the aerospace industry. Her work on simplified simulation models has made it possible to accelerate the development and design of complex systems. Karen E. Willcox is Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences and the Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems. Prior to joining the Oden Institute in 2018, she spent 17 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she served as Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the founding Co-Director of the MIT Center for Computational Engineering, and the Associate Head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

Digital Twins: Two of a Kind

Exploring how digital twins are shaping our digital fabric and engineering future.

Colloquium “Simulation and Digital Twins”

At the center of the "Simulation and Digital Twins" colloquium was the question of how to better monitor processes and plants using digital twins, and how simulations offer completely new possibilities for 3D production.

Mathematics a key enabler for Digital Twins

Industrial research requires simulation experts with a passion for digital twins. In the race to innovate, their enthusiasm makes the crucial difference.