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How The Digital Twin Dissolves Silos Of Thought

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How The Digital Twin Dissolves Silos Of Thought
How The Digital Twin Dissolves Silos Of Thought

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According to a study by Cisco, almost 800 million networked devices should be on the market in Germany in 2020 - this means that, for purely arithmetical purposes, there are ten networked devices for every German citizen. "These devices will not all be in our home, but will make our cities, factories and many other things smart," said Oliver Tuszik, CEO of Cisco in Germany. Increasing networking is a yardstick for digitization. According to Tuszik, digitization in Germany will pick up speed in the next four years.

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By 2020, new business models based on data will contribute more than ten percent to sales - this is how German mechanical engineers appreciate the opportunities of digitalization, according to a recent study by the VDMA and the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. So far, the contribution of digitization has been only three percent. As a first step, companies expect digitization to improve their cost position by five to ten percent. However, there is still a long way to go: only a fifth of the European companies surveyed have already set up new business models, and a third is not yet focusing on the topic.

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The wave of digitization is coming

This wave of digitization will also fundamentally change the construction, says Prof. Michael Abramovici, spokesman for the board of the Scientific Society for Product Development WiGeP: “First of all, most products will change dramatically. They will be more complex, interdisciplinary, intelligent and networked with other products and systems or with the Internet,”explains Abramovici.

Additional information on the subject of WiGeP: A perspective for the path to tomorrow's products

The Scientific Society for Product Development WiGeP is a competence network for the promotion of product innovations in mechanical engineering and in related sectors such as the automotive industry. It has more than 75 professors. The network was founded in 2011 as an amalgamation of the Berlin Circle - Scientific Forum for Product Development - and the Scientific Society for Machine Elements, Construction Technology and Product Development (WGMK) eV

The Scientific Society for Product Development sees itself as a link between universities and industry. The focus is on joint communication and cooperation in research and teaching in the area of ​​integrated product development. The associated industrial group of the company comprises more than 40 leaders of renowned German companies.

Consistent engineering as a prerequisite for Industry 4.0

From the point of view of product development, virtual engineering is a prerequisite for Industry 4.0, because only the continuous digitization of these processes ensures that today's highly complex and sophisticated products can be developed at all. "The various disciplines such as mechanics, electronics or software that make up a product today can be more easily networked through digitization and linked to the requirements and the real performance data," says Peter Scheller, Marketing Director NX at Siemens PLM Software in Germany.

Share more knowledge

Developers have long since stopped working on individual parts: They develop modules that contain sensors, electronics and mechanics and ideally have the complete product life cycle in mind. "In the course of these developments, the designer is increasingly becoming part of a large whole," notes Andreas Barth, Managing Director EuroCentral at Dassault Systèmes. “Thought silos are being dissolved: the designer no longer simply processes orders, but takes up ideas and designs them in close cooperation with other teams. So the focus is no longer on owning and implementing knowledge, but above all on sharing knowledge,”explains Barth.

PLM simplifies collaboration

These collaboration options have been significantly simplified and accelerated by the introduction of PLM tools, says Stephan Ellenrieder, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Central Europe at PTC. This enables different, globally distributed teams to better supply themselves with information and ideas in the design process. With the advancing digitalization of development and the products themselves, there are of course new opportunities for increasing efficiency: "The designers are moving closer to using a product and can now understand how products are actually used," explains Ellenrieder their performance can be better adapted to actual customer needs."

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