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What is a digital twin?

A digital twins is a computerised versions of a physical asset, data from sensors in the real world can be inputted in to the twin to create simulations - image courtesy of APS
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and 4IR are terms that are becoming commonplace in manufacturing. Now that these terms are accepted, a new wave of technical turns of phrase have been born.

The smart technologies set to change manufacturing

Various types of manufacturing in action that utilise smart technologies. Microsoft email header image - image courtesy of APS
Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our day to day lives. From smartphones to smart homes, the dramatic increase in power and sophistication of technology is opening up new technological frontiers and promising endless possibilities for the development of many different industries, particularly manufacturing.

Intelligent Tyres reduce carbon emissions, improve safety

Over the next five years, the UK Tyre Pressure Monitoring System market (TPMS) is set to double, rising from £28m to £56m.
UK manufacturer, Silent Sensors has announced plans to collaborate with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Bath University to develop a key component for the future of so-called 'Intelligent Tyres', using piezoelectric energy harvesting. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for vehicles.

SolidWorks World 2017: what’s new and next in CAD and tech

Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist, Mark Tremonti, with Paul Reed Smith and Jon Wasserman of Paul Reed Smith Guitars at SolidWorks World 2017 - image courtesy of The Manufacturer.
Posted on 28 Feb 2017 by Tim Brown
The latest SolidWorks World event, held at the beginning of the month in Los Angeles, CA, saw the latest installment of the globally renowned event tackle the latest approaches to technology, design and engineering. Head of international content, Tim Brown, got along to see all the latest the event had to offer.