Digital Twin of the month: ‘Twinning’ the W16 Engine

Written by Matthew Mikell and Ryan Boyles | August 25, 2017 | Digital Twin

Digital twin: insights and designs In our monthly spotlight on digital twin designs, we bring attention to some of the world’s more unique machines, and tell their story through images and facts.  This month, we feature the massive W16 engine, found only within the Bugatti Veyron automobile. Bugatti W16 digital twin The world’s most powerful combustion engine ...read more


Digital twin: Delivering places and spaces

Written by Matthew Mikell | July 31, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin

Digital twin capability, more known for industrial use, is making inroads into physical places and spaces.  As more companies aim to build ‘digital-first’, or retro-fit existing infrastructure with sensors, we’re starting to see amazing stories of what’s possible in homes, offices, and leisure environments when you apply digital twin technologies.  The impacts on how we ...read more


Immersive analytics: the reality of IoT and digital twin

Written by Matthew Mikell | July 13, 2017 | Digital Twin

In Internet of Things (IoT), I’ve come across the phrase ‘immersive analytics’ actively used by analytics vendors to describe the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and other new display technologies to support analytical reasoning of sensor data. While the analytic vendors hope to add an interactive view, they don’t understand the elements of an asset, ...read more


Manufacturing executives: your cloud moment

Written by Matthew Mikell | June 8, 2017 | Automotive, Continuous Engineering, Digital Twin...

Remember when software was sold, shipped and installed from boxes of disks and documentation? The shift to cloud, and specifically Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, changed that; it also changed the way software was designed, priced, sold, and licensed. While many software vendors fought the demand for cloud services, its disruption also came with unique benefits. Ultimately ...read more


Digital Twin: why business needs an operations revolution

Written by Matthew Mikell | May 17, 2017 | Digital Twin, Manufacturing

The traditional toolbox for manufacturing is about empty; there were few items designed for digital disruption and transforming operations. Considering Gartner estimates of 8.4 Billion connected ‘Things’ by 2017, traditional tools and processes won’t withstand (or understand) the volume and velocity of digital data from IoT devices. The time is right for a new set ...read more