December 10, 2019
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.
Within the high-tech sector we see many themes emerging and personalization is increasingly at the forefront, this can be at odds with mass production and globalization. What role does Simcenter play in creating that personalization within the digital twin environment? As I read another selection of success stories from our customers I see again and again how that theme is realized.
Breaking human speed records is a very personal process, the hours of dedication and training are beyond most of us, but the recent sub-2-hour marathon was possible because of simulation and developing a digital twin. We delve deeper into that process in this issue to understand how personal dedication can be augmented by technology.
The shift to more on line activity, particularly with personal shopping, presents a new challenge with many, much smaller deliveries than previously. That last mile is the most expensive part of the delivery journey, autonomous robots may hold the answer and the team at TwinswHeel have been working with Simcenter to deliver on that possibility.
There can be nothing more personal than sleep, good quality sleep can be a rare occurrence and therefore minimising noise pollution is of paramount importance. Our testing team have been reducing the impact of wind turbine noise, a power generation method that increasingly contributes to our energy demands.
We often think of the digital twin as only impacting the modern but the cover story takes a look at how it can be used to replicate the ancient and revered, recreating the sought after sound of a Stradivarius.