The future of making

Digital twin for manufacturing

Collect data from multiple sources to create a digital twin of all your components, parts, and projects. Predict and optimize the performance of your products.

What is a digital twin for manufacturing?

A digital twin is a virtual representation of a real-world product or asset, with the benefit of continuous, real-time data from the object. In manufacturing, digital twins provide insights to help improve business practices, reduce downtime, and increase ROI.

Digital transformation

Move from manual and siloed practices to better connected departments, people, and manufacturing processes. Make better informed decisions, improve your customer service, and prepare for the future of design and manufacturing.

Explore new business models with digital twins

This e-book addresses the business trends driving 21st-century design, manufacturing, operations, and service. Explore digital twin concepts and find out how they enable new business models such as predictive maintenance and product as a service.

What are the benefits of a digital twin?

  • Operational awareness

    Improve awareness of your processes to better estimate current—and predict future—situations.

  • Real-time collaboration

    Break down data silos for workers across multiple locations and departments, while adapting to industry changes.

  • Process automation

    Streamline your processes with automation to accelerate product development across all departments.

  • Competitive advantage

    Connect the entire workplace, supply chain, and customer base, including performance improvements and on-demand customization.

See how customers are using digital twin

  • Hosokawa Micron

    Integrating PDM and PLM

    Hosokawa avoids errors in design and manufacturing processes through streamlined version control and enhanced workflows.

  • Image explores how Aclara streamlines NPI with integrated PDM and PLM


    Enhanced collaboration

    Aclara streamlined product introduction processes for global teams—preventing errors, quality risks, bottlenecks.

    Image courtesy of Aclara Technologies

  • Image of x-ray equipment explores how AI, digital twin and cloud collaboration define the path to the future


    AI and cloud collaboration

    The world-leading manufacturer of industrial x-ray equipment has started a digital transformation journey.

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