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The Digital Thread: Building a Foundation for Digital Twins


Before we talk about digital twins, we need to understand the Industry 4.0 concept that supports them: the digital thread. Systems integrator and consulting firm Razorleaf describes the digital thread as a set of connected records capturing the data and activities that define a product, or in some cases, a process. The first of these—the data—refers to the requirements, models, drawings, specifications, bills of material (BOMs), analyses and product manufacturing information (PMI) used to produce a manufactured good.

Planning is Critical to Ensure PLM Rewards

American Machinist

Product Lifecycle Management can be tailored to accommodate any workflow and most organizations - but without a detailed picture of how to optimize PLM gains, many companies will be overwhelmed by the complexity. Read Derek Neiding's byline on PLM roadmaps in American Machinist.

Hawk Ridge Partners with Razorleaf to Support Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE

Silicon Valley-based Hawk Ridge Systems, a provider of 3D design, manufacturing and 3D printing customer solutions, has partnered with Razorleaf, a consulting and systems integrator for Product Lifecycle Management, to strategically deliver high-quality services and support for Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE implementations.

Closed-Loop Digital Twin on the Factory Floor

Digital Manufacturing

A manufacturing closed-loop digital twin can use analytics and data to cut costs and avoid unplanned downtime. Razorleaf's Jonathan Scott discusses the challenges of summarizing and normalizing data used in characterizing the digital twin.

Closed-Loop Digital Twin on the Factory Floor

Digital Engineering

Razorleaf’s Jonathan Scott is quoted in Tom Kevan’s article, Closed-Loop Digital Twin on the Factory Floor, in the January/February 2021 issue of Digital Engineering.