Guido van Gageldonk

Merging virtual and physical worlds

15:30 – 16:00

Perhaps you have seen the term pass by: a digital twin. It sounds like a simple concept: developing a digital variant of your physical product. But it is not that simple. Because what makes a digital twin a product that offers added value? And how do you use this within your business?

An advanced digital twin platform for the industry enables users to simulate the behaviour of a system, before it even exists. Using the power of the virtual world, the system becomes fully interactive; visible and interactive on screen, as well as in virtual and augmented reality. The best part is that even the real embedded software runs on the digital twin, as it reacts exactly the same as the real system would.

What is becoming increasingly important in that process are overview, insight and visualization. This is the point at which the concept digital twin makes its appearance. But besides the use of a digital second (the most literal translation of a digital twin) in production, we see several application areas. The far-reaching digitization already starts during the development of the machines, the factory and the products that will make the machines and factory. A digital second is also being made of the individual parts during development. Now in the industry we are already used to 3D CAD models, and models of system behaviour. But due to the advancing technology, it is now possible to bring these different models together more and more quickly in the process and to realize a kind of virtual prototype.

Curious about the possibilities of digital twin technology for your organization? Van Gageldonk will demonstrate actual cases during his talk.

As CTO, Guido van Gageldonk is responsible for the technical roadmap of all Unit040’s products. He is the face of the company and for years the figurehead of digital twin in the Netherlands. Also he delivers highly watched key notes and media performances.

Guido van Gageldonk