GE plans software platform for creating 'digital twins'

By IndustryWeek

Jul 20, 2016

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GE is working on a modeling platform that will allow it to create a "digital twin" of all of its manufacturing products by the end of 2017.

Whether it's a jet engine, a windmill turbine, or a locomotive, the physical asset will be duplicated digitally through a series of models, which can be operated in a virtual environment. This will allow for establishing a condition-based maintenance schedule, according to GE.

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