Working on the fundamental principle of Networked, Adaptive Production, the Fraunhofer IPT develops production processes and the relevant production machinery along with the corresponding metrology and then interconnects all of the system components with each another.
At Hannover Messe 2017, the engineers from Aachen bring these technologies to life: a component, configured by the visitor, controls itself in the production line. It reacts to machine breakdowns and other deviations from normal conditions. Concurrently, a digital twin of the component is created. At the end, visitors can get a USB flash drive containing their personal digital twin and a demonstration component.