An Introduction to Digital Twin Development

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Competition is driving businesses to adopt digital twins. What are they, why are they needed, and how can they be developed?

A digital twin is a special type of simulation model that represents a specific example of something in the present, such as a machine or a business process. It is achieved by combining current data from the subject with its simulation model. The results enhance business insight and performance in manufacturing, transport, supply chain, healthcare, and more, throughout verticals and across industries, but how?

To understand the benefits of a digital twin, it is necessary to understand the possibilities they present. This paper examines their characteristics and construction, the problems of producing a good digital twin, and, with examples, shows their value.