26. May 2023
On May 24, 2023, the E4TC, in collaboration with Capgemini Invent, offered a diverse program on the topic of Digital Twins.

Experts from Capgemini Invent, as well as the E4TC management, shared insights into real transformation projects related to digital twins in the aviation and automotive industries. The participants received valuable information on how digital twins can support companies in optimizing their processes, increasing efficiency, and unlocking new opportunities for growth and innovation.

Before lunch, a visit to the battery cell production was scheduled, where our member company PTC provided an overview of the digital factory in battery cell production. During the lunch break, there was an opportunity to discuss what had been seen and visit various stations, such as autonomous driving, the metaverse, and the benefits of digital production management.

In the afternoon, another highlight awaited the participants: the demonstration of a mechatronic twin of a production machine in the demonstration factory, presented by our member company EPLAN. The demonstration impressively illustrated the potentials and benefits that the integration of digital twins brings to the industry, as well as how augmented reality and the networking of productive systems through the Internet of Production increase efficiency in maintenance.

Subsequently, the participants visited a hall in the Machine Tool Laboratory, where they had the opportunity to observe the digital twin of a fine cutting system. An expert from the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Rheinland provided insights into the research on the machine and potential industrial use cases for the digital twin.

The event concluded with two additional presentations and an engaging discussion. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions, exchange experiences, and gain insights from experts and industry colleagues.

The “Digital Twin: Virtual Reality accelerating real-world challenges” practice circle was a resounding success, providing participants with valuable insights and inspiration. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the speakers, project participants, and attendees who contributed to the success of this event.