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Digital twin in aerospace manufacturing

Closed-loop digital twins enable aerospace manufacturers to collect real-time product performance data and apply it to virtual models. This process helps validate product and process designs earlier, test configurations and understand the impact of countless variables such as design changes, usage scenarios, environmental changes and more – all without disrupting production. Download this informative ebook from IndustryWeek®, Manufacturers guide to closed-loop digital twins, to learn more.

Digital twin checklist

When properly utilized, a digital twin can have benefits for any type of manufacturer by improving production performance, refining the development of new products or iterations and establishing service-centric relationships with customers. This ebook includes a digital twin checklist of key focus areas to consider when putting the digital twin to work for your organization.

  1. Digitalize the environment

  2. Establish a clear goal

  3. Invest in strengthening your team’s skill set

  4. Maintain a journey perspective

Performance digital twin

With digital twins of product and production, manufacturers gain the capability to virtually test, validate and analyze products and processes before they are put into production. By digitally simulating designs and process steps, manufacturers save the time and expense associated with physical prototyping or the risk of performing tests during live production.

The performance digital twin takes these capabilities a step further. It uses the performance data of the product and production machines to see if the virtual simulations match the output. With the performance digital twin, manufacturers can capture and analyze real-time operational data from connected products and plants to gain insights for refining virtual models and improving the performance of systems in production.

Closed-loop digital twin

The effectiveness of the performance digital twin is dependent upon live data, which requires a digital strategy, including an IoT-based approach. For instance, with industrial IoT as a service, you can connect your physical machinery and infrastructure to the digital world via a digital thread framework that enables real-time data flow between the digital twin components.

Learn how this digital thread establishes a complete closed-loop digital twin that allows you to take real-time data from product and production performance and immediately apply it back into the performance digital twin to optimize product and performance health. The collected data allows you to validate product and process designs earlier, test their configuration and understand the impact of countless variables such as design changes, usage scenarios, environmental changes and more.

IoT in aerospace

By using the broad capabilities of the IoT, manufacturers in aerospace can further their performance twins, which in turn can be used to enhance the benefits they get from product and production twins. When using industrial IoT as a service, other IoT components can be integrated to evolve your digital twins to collect more data and for advanced analytics.

Increasingly, digital twins are viewed as the technology to which most other IoT components connect, each enhancing the other. For those seeking to begin or extend their digitalization efforts, this ebook includes a list of top five actions that will help you realize the full set of benefits that digital twins can deliver.

See how the IoT in aerospace can yield compounding benefits by downloading this ebook today.