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IPC Releases IPC-2551, International Standard for Digital TwinsFebruary 8, 2021 | IPC
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IPC announces the release of IPC-2551, International Standard for Digital Twins. This first international standard is comprised of digital twin product, manufacturing, and lifecycle frameworks. Using this standard, any manufacturer, design organization or solution provider can initiate application interoperability to create smart value chains.
Of significant use to any company, IPC-2551 provides a comprehensive self-assessment mechanism for companies to determine their current digital twin readiness level and roadmap the steps they will need to take to achieve a full digital twin approach. This comprehensive approach provides real value to companies that are in the planning stages for applying a digital twin framework to their operations.
The standard enables interoperability of all forms of processing of digital data that precisely match and represents the physical capabilities. The standard does this by defining and precisely laying out a digital twin cell-based architecture. This enables any manufacturer to create and utilize the IPC digital twin standard to represent every process and possible actions taken on a product within the manufacturing and lifecycle environment, for engineering, modeling, planning, quality and reliability analysis, simulations, and much more, allowing critical decisions for product, process, and material design to be optimized.
“Benefits of establishing a digital twin framework and the tools that work within the framework will ensure that the physical expectations will be met without the need for a physical prototype,” said Matt Kelly, IPC chief technologist. “IPC-2551 will help with optimization of processes reducing losses associated with manufacturing and logistics, increasing productivity, efficiency and cost performance,” Kelly added.
KYZEN, the global leader in innovative environmentally friendly cleaning chemistries, is thrilled to announce the premier of a new online video series “Ask Dr. Adam.”
I-Connect007 has just released the latest episode of its podcast series, On the Line with..., which focuses on designing for reality in the electronics industry. In this episode, host Nolan Johnson talks with ASC Sunstone VP/Manager Matt Stevenson about CAD tool features and data formats that help designers make better decisions and transfer better designs to manufacturing.
TT Electronics, a leading provider of global manufacturing solutions and engineered technologies, proudly announces the grand opening of its newest manufacturing facility located in Mexicali, Mexico.
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer in response to the semiconductor manufacturing incentives announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce and GlobalFoundries.
One of my great joys as a grandfather of eight is spending time with them at the park. It doesn't take too long until I'm getting stuck on a slide that is too small for me or on the seesaw, with me on one side and them trying to lift me. At that point, they learn some harsh lessons in physics and how heavy Grandpa really is. A seesaw is a relatively simple device, but it’s a great way to explain a rather complex concept in PCB design: design tradeoffs. Each decision made throughout a design comes with inherent pros and cons.