DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #38 – INDUSTRIAL SOFTWARE - DirectIndustry e-Magazine

Digital Twining of the Factory

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The digital factory concept has become mainstream, with companies investing more. But few of them are fully digitized. IoT data and new easy to handle industrial software might hasten the digital transformation.


Again, in this new edition, we are giving you the chance to read our stories and watch our video reports in your own language. Follow the sign and enjoy the experience!  


Camille Rustici, Editor-in-chief





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We can take real-world data and use that as input into the digital model.
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The digital factory idea is now mainstream, but there is a big gap between where manufacturers are and where they want to be. Research from PWC indicates that 91% of industrial companies are investing in digital factories, but only 6% claim to be fully digitized. IoT data could hasten the transition.   Creating a...

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Industrial software is easier to handle nowadays. Generating 3D models of a factory or a city, which once took days of heavy calculations, is now possible with just a few clicks on a desktop computer. This is the new world of reality modeling. Defined as the process of capturing the physical world in 3D, it is...

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Who is the tech-augmented worker of the factory of the future? An enhanced worker who wears an exoskeleton to reduce the physical burden of certain tasks. A virtual worker who wears AR glasses and a VR headset to work hands-free and simulate tasks. A collaborative worker who safely works hand-in-hand with cage-free...

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Vision-related technologies were a major feature at this year’s edition of SPIE Photonics West, the largest exhibition on optics and photonics. Among the...

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Mixed reality has yet to break through to the mass market but Avegant believes it can make that happen.  The Silicon Valley-based company uses light field...

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  • The real and virtual worlds have begun to merge in production. It is now possible to create digital twins of a product before it is produced and even simulate the production environment. At Hannover Messe two years ago, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with two big actors of the digitization of the industry: Siemens and Dassault Systèmes. Watch the video report again.

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    Camille Rustici

    Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…

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    Lindsay Clark

    Lindsay Clark is a freelance journalist specializing in computing. He has won industry awards as news editor at Computer Weekly. He has also written for newspapers including The Guardian, The Financial Times…

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    Sole Møller

    Sole Møller is a Danish freelance journalist based in San Fransisco. He writes about new technologies and contributes to several publications including DirectIndustry e-magazine.

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    Daniel Allen

    Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.

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    Hicham Dhouibi

    Hicham Dhouibi is a mechanical and process engineer and writer with years of experience in automotive, plastic processing and telecom industries.

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    Michael Halpern

    Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He is also our in-house DirectIndustry anglophone translator and copy-editor.

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