The Special Theme „Digital Twins“, coordinated by the guest editors Benjamin Sanderse (CWI) and Edgar Weippl (SBA), features 23 articles illustrating the many facets of this growing scientific field. The special theme contributions give insight in ongoing projects and allow for a glimpse into the future of digital twin technology.
Two articles come from Fraunhofer IOSB: Together with colleagues from the Fraunhofer Industrie 4.0-community Fraunhofer IOSB is working on a definition of digital twins and on use cases that show their benefits. A Fraunhofer whitepaper is under work, where we take into account various aspects of digital twins such as material science, product development, manufacturing process development, digital factories, manufacturing operations and reference architectures. In this paper we describe some general aspects of digital twins and illustrate the concept with some examples from companies that have been early to adopt the concepts of digital twins.
Please find the full article here: https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en115/special/2107-the-digital-twin-an-essential-key-technology-for-industrie-4-0 and here https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en115/special/2105-servus-agile-engineering-of-digital-twins-deployed-in-iiot-platforms