Why Digital Twins
In today’s business environment, consumers have become more demanding, product life cycles have become shorter and shorter, new product development competitors spring up seemingly overnight and the volatile economy creates new pressures to cut costs wherever possible. As a result, product designs have become much more complex – with added features, smaller sizing, novel materials, cost-saving production processes and other innovations.
In the past, companies used to “overdesign” products. In order to avoid risks, they used to add extra materials for strength or make empirical assumptions in the design phase. This standard is no longer a viable solution in today’s market. Cost management demands using the least amount of raw materials coupled with a short design time frame. Furthermore, a product must work as intended throughout its entire lifecycle; without product integrity, there is a risk of product failure, warranty claims, recalls and possible damage to the brand behind the product.
With science making big leaps every day by translating analytical methods into convenient computer software, computer aided engineering (CAE) has become the ultimate tool of the R&D process. Virtual engineering helps to ensure that the features you build into your product will operate as designed in real conditions. Actually, it’s a promise to customers that their products will satisfy their expectations in every respect.
Because of its incredible power to replicate how products perform in the real world, engineering simulation has revolutionised the product development process.
By minimising costly physical testing, accelerating time to market, and enabling game-changing design innovations in a low-risk virtual environment, simulation has helped businesses in every industry achieve significant competitive advantages. The various numerical techniques FEAC uses enable quick, efficient and cost-effective product development throughout the development process — from design concept to final-stage testing, validation and production. It has become the ultimate tool for companies to fulfil customer promises, delivering optimized high-quality products that perform as expected in real-world applications.