What the process of digital twinning means
What are its best practices
What are its applications in business
In simple terms, Digital Twinning is a process in which a physical object, system or a being is recreated on a virtual interface. During this stage, a fully developed digital replica is constructed in order for it to be used for future testing, development, and experimentation. Simply put, it is a digital replica or a clone that provides its manufacturers with the ability to interact with it on a digital platform instead of executing tests on the real physical “twin” in reality.
The method that is used to replicate a physical object is still in its early stages and it does involve having specific technology equipment in order for Digital Twinning to be successful. At the current moment, the most efficient way to replicate a product, piece of machinery or any other physical object is to attach structural sensors that act as boundaries, helping the digital platform accurately replicate the shape and form of the object. Digital Twin sensors accurately detect and represent the product’s electricity circuits (if it is a product that has a functional purpose that is executed by electricity e.g. a computer) on the digital platform the object is recreated in. This procedure has a huge amount of benefits and future implications that businesses will be able to take full advantage. Before getting into the article, if you are someone who is truly interested in virtual counterpart technology, you should check out our digital twinning seminar – see events. Ok, back to the topic – let’s discuss the benefits of this technology.
What are the main benefits of digital twinning?
As the new generation of technology is entering the markets, companies that will be open-minded to start adopting new methods for testing, development, and fulfillment will be innovative enough to survive, and most importantly increase their product or service manufacturing efficiency. Therefore, let’s get into why a business should heavily consider incorporating Digital Twinning.
Effortless testing and product development
When it comes to product testing and development, these two processes are considered to be true “capital drainers” for every product-based company out there. Why is that? Working on improving a physical product in real life requires resources (e.g. new parts, equipment, software etc.) and most importantly it requires a lot of time to implement new ideas and concept into the product itself. What if companies could develop a method that would help them incorporate any potentially useful changes, promising tests and necessary development procedures without wasting capital on failures, resources and time? That is more than possible with Digital Twinning. By working on the digital replica of an object, the tests are conducted digitally in real-time. This ensures that no future resources will be wasted for development purposes if Digital Twinning is successfully implemented.
By Carlos Miskinis
Digital twin research expert