Shantanu Rai

Vice President , HCLTech

Shantanu Rai is the Global Leader for HCLTech’s Digtial Manufacturing / Industry4.0 practice across all industry verticals. He comes with over 25 years of experience in PLM, Plant Automation, MES-MOM and Industrial IoT. His earlier stints included PTC, Tata and IBM Consulting. He has a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Roorkee, India and a Certificate in Manufacturing from MIT, USA. He is among the pioneers to leverage AI/Neural Networks in plant applications and is driving digital manufacturing programs of multiple large customer programs from Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices and Chemicals.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Wednesday, May 17 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM IgniteTalX Stage 3

II1887I - Using Digital Twins in Manufacturing: Simulation, Real-time Data, and ML

In Manufacturing, the impact of mistakes is immediate and directly impacts quality and the bottom line. Changes are expensive and time-consuming to implement. Hence correct process planning is crucial to quality and throughput. Traditional process planning and plant design methods include offline models and do not provide real-time insight. This is where the plant digital twin comes in to fill the gap. HCLTech has combined engineering and physics with real-time data to create a digital twin of the production process. In this method, we combine engineering simulation (Creo and others) with real-time data from an IoT framework like ThingWorx. The combined solution can be used both for planning and production optimization along with a given roadmap to AR/VR with tools like Vuforia.

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