Simultaneous multi-stakeholder digital twinning for anticipated production environments

Roy Gerhardus Johannes Damgrave*, Eric Lutters

*Corresponding author for this work

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Establishing, monitoring, or changing production environments involves significant time, efforts and investments. Digital Twins, Digital Prototypes and Digital Masters, provide different perspectives on these production environments. To utilise these perspectives effectively and efficiently as tooling in the development trajectory and operation of production environments, adequate employment is required. This activity, referred to as ‘digital twinning’, enables anticipating and experiencing the behaviour of envisaged production environments, while simultaneously reducing technical, logistic, and financial risks. Digital twinning also addresses the alignment between these digital support systems and the production environment, in terms of effectiveness, quality, and configurability. This paper focusses on providing a framework that oversees the configuration possibilities that different configurations of a digital twin and digital prototype have. The framework allows for a functional and structured configuration of these tools, depending on the use condition and demands of the stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2022
Event8th International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing, COMA 2022 - Wallenberg Centre (Stias), Stellenbosch, South Africa
Duration: 9 Mar 202210 Mar 2022
Conference number: 8


Conference8th International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing, COMA 2022
Abbreviated titleCOMA 2022
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
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  • digital twinning
  • synthetic environments
  • manufacturing environment
  • decision making


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