Siemens, the German manufacturing giant, has been focusing on Web3 technologies to enhance its operations and improve processes for clients. The company has recently opened an accelerator program and formed partnerships with other companies, such as Maeve Aerospace, to leverage Siemens’ digital twin and automation technologies in the development of innovative aircraft.
At the Enterprise Metaverse Summit in London, Siemens executives highlighted the future of digital twin technologies. In an interview with XR Today, Brian Holliday, Managing Director of Digital Industries at Siemens, discussed the role of digital twins in the industrial metaverse.
Holliday emphasized the importance of digital twinning in improving processes in the virtual world before implementing them in the real world. He mentioned that digital twins can reduce environmental footprints and contribute to the creation of better products and services. Gerhard Kress, Vice-President of Xcelerator Portfolio and Digital Business at Siemens, also highlighted the significance of the Metaverse as the next generation of computing, enabling businesses to fully benefit from digital twin technologies.
Siemens is preparing to embrace the opportunities presented by the industrial metaverse. The company aims to optimize digitalization initiatives by improving and streamlining processes and operations across factories. By building digital products first, Siemens reduces prototyping efforts and the environmental footprints of its products. The company has already adopted a “digital first” approach to design and production line operations, leading to increased productivity for customer processes.
Digital twinning allows Siemens to make better use of data generated from operational technology, enhancing its global footprint and sense of responsibility in reducing the environmental footprint of manufacturing.
Collaboration with other tech companies is crucial for building industrial metaverse tools. Holliday explained that no single company has all the answers or opportunities presented by digitization. Partnerships, such as Siemens’ collaboration with NVIDIA, accelerate the benefits of industrial digitalization processes using smart infrastructure and technology applications. The use of digital twins in production lines, with high-definition graphics and physics-based models, has proven to be immersive and beneficial.
Siemens believes that collaboration is key to tackling real-world challenges and making progress in the future with technologies like digital twins and the industrial metaverse. The company aims to create digital platforms where collaboration can take place, ensuring that problems are not solved repeatedly and allowing for shared resources and progress across industries.
The Enterprise Metaverse Summit demonstrated the growing number of players in the metaverse space and the immense potential for economic growth. The event showcased various applications and use cases from different industries, indicating that the industrial metaverse is gaining momentum and gathering pace.
Siemens is committed to exploring the possibilities of the industrial metaverse and leveraging digital twin technologies to improve processes, enhance productivity, reduce environmental footprints, and foster collaboration across industries. For more information, visit Siemens’ website.