Smart industry: A new blueprint in digital twins?


So much is written about Industry 4.0 and digitisation, that it’s easy to get lost in all the trends and terminologies.

To remind ourselves, Industry 4.0 is the name widely given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It’s the application of Big Data, the Cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity as a whole to the world of manufacturing and distribution.

It is, essentially, the term for the rise of the ‘smart’ factory. It’s about more opportunities, more logic, more data-driven decision-making and, ultimately, much more efficiency. It’s not about what we would now look at as counter-productive systems or counter-logic. One of the big strands of digitisation that embodies this logic and efficiency is digital twin technology.

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