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Siemens, NVIDIA expand their partnership to enable industrial metaverse


June 30, 2022  by Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Siemens Process Simulate (left) connects to NVIDIA Omniverse (right) to enable a full-design-fidelity, photorealistic, real-time digital twin. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens and NVIDIA expanded their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase the use of AI-driven digital twin technology to take industrial automation to a new level. Siemens is a key player in industrial automation and software and NVIDIA specializes in accelerated graphics and artificial intelligence (AI).

The first step in this collaboration is connecting the Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for 3D-design and collaboration. This will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA, according to a statement released by Siemens.
“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes,” said Roland Busch, president and chief executive officer of Siemens AG.
Adding Omniverse to the open Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem will accelerate the use of digital twins. This could deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles, explains Siemens.
According to Siemens, the benefits include:
  • Being able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data;
  • Creating innovative industrial IoT solutions;
  • Leveraging actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud;
  • Tackling tomorrow’s engineering challenges by making visually rich, immersive simulations more accessible.
“Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our joint effort to make this vision real for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO, NVIDIA.


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