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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Using 3D design software to test real-life performance

A technology called “digital twins” is making manufacturers’ dreams come true by creating a 3D simulation of a product using real-time data. The idea behind digital twins is that it allows manufacturers to conduct virtual tests to see how the product would perform, and simulate various conditions to determine the product’s responses to these variables — all from a computer. “By building virtual models to test in reconstructed ‘real world’ operating environments, companies can get an accurate picture of how their products will behave in the field, explains Goldman Sachs Research’s Joe Ritchie, ultimately enabling better performance through predictive maintenance and enhanced design” (watch, runtime 2:13).

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