A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Micro Manufacturing Unit – Creating Digital Twin Objects with Common Engineering Software

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Lohtander Mika, Garcia Elodie, Lanz Minna, Volotinen Jarno, Ratava Juho, Kaakkunen Jarno
Publisher: Elsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Procedia Manufacturing
Volume number: 17
Start page: 468
End page: 475
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 2351-9789
eISSN: 2351-9789
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


A Micro Manufacturing Unit (MMU) used in this research is meant for
digital twin research environment to study how to construct a digital
twin from scratch and what kind of information is needed to describe the
realistic behavior of the digital model of a micro manufacturing unit.
The basis for a digital twin is an actual machine and imitating digital
model. The basic model for a digital twin of the MMU will be built using
production and part simulation software (FlexSim), permitting the
immediate integration of the machine in an industrial context, and
allowing to control all the parameters of the production system
afterward. This study presents basic logic and software logic how to
build an imitative model with engineering tools used commonly in
development of production processes. The study shows that common
engineering tools are not ready yet to the daily basis usage of virtual
reality. Furthermore, the study shows that at the moment advanced coding
skills are needed to create an appropriate model for digital twin

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