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How far can the Digital Twin go?

By Jeff Hojlo

As digital transformation (DX) hits a fever pitch, and product complexity reigns, many manufacturers are using "digital twins" of their products to optimize product quality and improve the customer experience. Digital twins, a term coined by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) many years ago and discussed frequently by PLM and IoT (Internet of things) vendors, are (in short) rich, multi-layered, virtual product models. At their most base level, digital twins use CAE (simulation software) to create a full digital model of a product and its associated manufacturing processes.

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Earlier this month, Boston was once more the location for a conference focused on Internet of Things (IoT) in industry, as Xively by LogMeIn hosted its inaugural executive IoT innovation forum, Xperience.

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