How can the Production Digital Twin optimize medical devices?

By Christina Rucinski

As medical devices become more complex and customized products more common, keeping pace with standards, updated global regulations and rapid changes in the marketplace is increasingly difficult. Competitive pressure from other companies can add to the demands by compelling manufacturers to improve speed to market and predictability. Gain a competitive edge with the Production Digital Twin for Medical Devices.

What is the Production Digital Twin?

A digital twin offers medical device manufacturers the capability to conduct factory, plant and line simulation and process/workstation simulation. Companies can gain the ability to digitally model all aspects of manufacturing operations for optimized efficiency in a virtual 3D environment.

The Production Digital Twin provides real-time visualization, machine-learning and what-if scenarios to enable closed-loop continuous improvements in production and costs. Implementing a production digital twin offers a clearer window into operations, minimizes risk, and reduces downtime and time to market.

The Product Digital Twin simulates processes at every level:

  • Layout design
  • Material flow simulation
  • Ergonomics
  • Robotics
  • Virtual commissioning

How to identify manufacturing bottlenecks

It can be hard to identify production problems without real-time information from the shop floor. Our solution gives medical device manufacturers an accurate way to view and personalize the extensive data generated by their operations by locating obstacles, testing solutions and validating new scenarios. Manufacturers can gather machine data points in real-time and aggregate this with data from other machines to deliver virtual models, which can continuously improve production and performance.

Benefits of the Digital Twin

  • Create new business models
  • Improve collaboration between teams
  • Boost process and production efficiencies
  • Increase product and production quality
  • Speed up time to market

Learn more about Production Digital Twin for Medical Devices today.

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