The Addnode Group of European companies has keen focus on the use of PLM-enabling technologies, like Digital Twins, to address the challenge of sustainability. They reference numerous examples in a new report that explores the role of Digital Twins in sustainability.
In the report, the authors write:
“Digital Twins are gaining recognition and popularity as a solution for digitally representing a product, building or even a human being. This is enabling new
opportunities to improve performance, operations, productivity, or quality of life.
Digital Twin strategy to drive sustainability programs can be profoundly effective. Digital Twins offer significant benefits when planning, implementing, and realizing:
- Reduced energy consumption
- Reduced material consumption and the switch to more sustainable materials
- Workforce activity optimization – travel, server usage, etc.
- Automation and robotization of hazardous and/ or repetitive tasks to improve working conditions and health.
Furthermore, Digital Twins provide several advantages in the recycling of a product based on a comprehensive and digital description, allowing for strong traceability and the efficient and controlled dismantling and recycling of material.”
Learn more about their pioneering work HERE where you may download their Digital Twins Report