On July 12, 2017, we will demonstrate integrated machining and measurement using digital twins. The video below shows a sneak peek. We were testing the DT1 (Digital Twin One) software product on a Siemens 840D SL and Hyundai Wia mill at the DMDII on June 16, 2017.
In this footage, the machine is air milling, and we use the twin to show what will be machined. The twin is reading live feedback from the Siemens control every 4ms, and showing the output using a web browser on the HMI.
In the upcoming demonstration, we will machine the part and measure it. The twin server will read results from a Rennishaw probe and use MTConnect to send them to a metrology server provided by Mitutoyo. The new demonstration builds upon the digital twin capabilities that we have already shown.
On October 5th, 2016, at the Future of Flight museum in Mukilteo, three audiences from OMAC, Boeing, and ISO TC184/SC4 digital manufacturing team saw a demonstration of standards-based digital thread and digital twins:
April 20, 2017 — Version 17 of the STEP Tools development stack of libraries and tools is now available for use in STEP, IFC, and Digital Manufacturing solutions. The full stack includes the EXPRESS-level STEP and IFC libraries previously packaged as ST-Developer as well as our STEP-NC simulation and machining libraries, .NET and Node interfaces, an enhanced business-logic level APIs.
Connect product design, manufacturing, and inspection with a digital twin, built in real-time while machining with our new 3D model-based simulator. View from any mobile device, automate metrology, collaborate with supply chain, and real-time optimization.
STEP-based solutions for CAD or engineering analysis, bill-of-materials, or supply chain integration: CAD shape, tolerances, assemblies, import or export, desktop or web visualization.
IFC-based solutions for BIM systems: translation, bill-of-materials applications, and visualization.