The concept of the digital twin has been around for several years, but it is just now coming to the forefront thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). The digital twin has a wide range of uses, from validating models with real-world data, planning its production processes, and predicting failure out in the field.
Shankar Raman, director of portfolio development for digital manufacturing at Siemens PLM, notes there are three things about the digital twin that makes the case for its value.
“I have been to multiple shows and exhibit floors and people are still asking what the digital twin is and how it enables digitization,” Raman told Design News.
“The key is that there are the three factors that matter in the digital twin. The digital twin allows us to understand, to predict, and to optimize. Those three components of the digital twin drive positive business outcomes.”