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Manufacturing Today -- Digital Twins and DCS

Understanding DCS

“We analyze the assemble-ability of a multi-component product,” says Gary Bell, a senior dimensional analyst who has been with the company since its inception. “For example, a vehicle will have 300 sheet metal parts that have to come together. Once they are together, the hood and doors have to fit. [Automakers] can’t make perfect parts. What our company does with our software, in the computer [simulation] we build cars with imperfect parts to predict where they will have problems on the assembly line.”