In order to prove the concept, Change2Twin will execute four pilot experiments with companies from diverse manufacturing branches. These experiments will illustrate the potential of selected digital twin technologies and provide background and inspiration for other manufacturing companies. The experiments will take place from Autumn 2020 to Spring 2021 and will be documented on this website. The solutions offered by the technology providers will be the first listed in the Change2Twin Marketplace.
List of pilot experiments:
- Aetna Group/Robopac: Wrapping machine manufacturer Robopac wants to create a digital twin to model different wrapping strategies to reduce the volume of wrapping material. At the same time Robopac wants to increase the wrapping speed and offer new digital services to its customers.
- Graphenstone: Paint manufacturer Graphenstone will create a digital twin of its paint manufacturing process, link data from inside and outside the factory to decrease quality verification time, maximize cycle output and decrease operational costs.
- Additive Industries: The 3D metal printing machinery manufacturer Additive Industries wants to create a digital twin to keep their machinery certified for use by heavy demand customers like aerospace and healthcare.
- Space Structures: The part design bureau Space Structures GmbH showcases a prothesis adapter which will be used to study how digital twins support product development, manufacturing and testing of mechanical parts and systems; in particular how designs perform longer under higher stress using less material by using additive manufacturing.