Digital factories: Siemens and Nvidia team up to create the industrial metaverse

Digital factories: Siemens and Nvidia team up to create the industrial metaverse

The alliance between both companies seeks to accelerate the use of digital twins, a technology that can provide improvements in productivity and processes throughout the production and product life cycle.
The alliance between both companies seeks to accelerate the use of digital twins, a technology that can provide improvements in productivity and processes throughout the production and product life cycle.

The alliance between both companies seeks to accelerate the use of digital twins, a technology that can provide improvements in productivity and processes throughout the production and product life cycle.

Siemens, the German industrial automation and software , infrastructure, building technology and transportation company, and Nvidia, the accelerated graphics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced the expansion of their collaboration to enable the industrial metaverse and increase usage of AI-powered digital twins technology that will help take industrial automation to a new level.

The first step in this collaboration will be connecting Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital enterprise platform, and Nvidia Omniverse, a 3D design and collaboration platform. This will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA in which businesses will make more informed decisions with greater confidence.

The addition of Omniverse to the open ecosystem of Siemens Xcelerator partners will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements throughout the production and product lifecycle. Businesses of all sizes will be able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data; create innovative industrial IoT solutions; Leverage actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud ; and address the engineering challenges of tomorrow by making visually rich and immersive simulations more accessible.

“The photorealistic and physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG. “For more than a decade, our digital twin technology has helped customers in all industries boost their productivity, and today we offer the most comprehensive digital twin in the industry. When Siemens Xcelerator connects to Omniverse, we will enable an immersive metaverse in real time that will connect thehardware and software , from the edge to the cloud with rich data from Siemens software and solutions.”

“Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our joint effort to realize this vision for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry,” said Jensen Huang. , founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The connection with Siemens Xcelerator will open NVIDIA’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation that is built using Siemens mechanical, electrical, software , IoT and edge solutions .”

This partnership brings together complementary technologies and ecosystems to bring the industrial metaverse to life. Meanwhile, the Siemens Xcelerator platform connects the mechanical, electrical and software domains across product and production processes and enables the convergence of IT and OT.

Rachel Maga
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