Session 4: Digital Thread
Digital Twins for Small and Medium-Sized Companies
The acceptance of Digital Twin technology has increased over the past few years in manufacturing, and also among small and medium-size companies. The reason for that is that Digital Twins offer manufacturers the possibility of reducing operating expenditures, using data and information more effectively, making better and quicker decisions, and speeding up production. In this presentation Tom Copeland will highlight how Trak Machine Tools implements and manages Digital Twin projects workflows.
Attendees will learn how to use Digital Twins to get their teams on the same page; how to manage Digital Twin projects; how to manage remote resources that will use Digital Twins; and how to quantify the value of implementing the technology.
Speaker/Presenter:Tom Copeland, TRAK Machine Tools
NASA GSFC's Instrument Systems and Technology Division (ISTD)
Tom Copeland is a long-time employee of TRAK Machine Tools, serving as VP of Operations (42 years) and Chief Technology Officer working on projects like Robot Machine Tending and Digital Twins. Copeland is also involved with the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), participating in their Data Driven Manufacturing efforts as a member of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of the Standards Committee and Chair of the Robotic and OPC-UA Working Groups.
Moderator: Kenneth WongSenior Editor