Digital Transformation by Siemens Digital Industries

10/11/2021

Intelligent Performance Engineering: The Digital Revolution - How Intelligent Performance Engineering is Changing Manufacturing

Intelligent Performance Engineering has the potential to revolutionize how manufacturing facilities operate. But as with any big change that takes place within the industry, it takes time for the value of new technology to resonate. Digitalization changes everything, but how do we best communicate these benefits to customers?Throughout the series, we’ve taken this deep dive into Intelligent Performance Engineering to help answer questions and curiosities about this groundbreaking technology. We’ve talked about integrated part design, simulation, the digital twin, and how these are reshaping the traditional process models.Joining us again today are Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery, and Giulio Camauli, Industry Solutions Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. As representatives of the industrial machinery industry, they’ve really helped us understand the Intelligent Performance Engineering Solution, and they’ve outlined the benefits manufacturers stand to gain through its implementation.In today’s episode, we’ll close out this series by summarizing what makes Intelligence Performance Engineering so valuable to customers. We’ll also talk about how the digital twin eases the process of gathering information, share some insights around closed-loop validation, and discuss the unique ability of the digital twin to quickly respond to customer needs.What You'll Learn In This Episode:Why closed-loop validation is important for machine builders and suppliers (1:57)The complexities of data sharing from the customer perspective (3:49)The benefits of using a digital twin (5:27)Why the connection between the simulation model and the machine conditions in real-time is so important (10:07)The biggest advantages for the machine industry embracing digitalization (15:02)Why Intelligent Performance Engineering is critical for manufacturers(16:07)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Giulio Camauli:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
10/8/2021

Intelligent Performance Engineering: How Integrated Systems Are Easing the Customization Process for Manufacturers

Manufacturing technology is full of moving parts. From design to simulation and ultimately production, physical changes to any part of the process can be costly. How can businesses keep up with those changes in a world where frequent customization has become the new norm?The answer is simple: integration. When part design and simulation are integrated, designers and engineers can work together seamlessly. Proposed changes in design can be simulated using simple drag and drop tools. This integrated approach has the capacity to streamline a process that would otherwise be inefficient and profoundly cost-prohibitive.Joining us again today are Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery, and Giulio Camauli, Industry Solutions Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Their expertise as representatives of the industrial machinery industry will help us to better understand the ins and outs of the Intelligent Performance Engineering Solution from Siemens Digital Industries Software.In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the advantages of integrated part design and simulation, how this is benefitting manufacturers, and where the digital twin fits into the equation. We’ll also share a few examples of how companies are successfully applying these integrated systems in ways that weren’t possible with the traditional process model.What You'll Learn In This Episode:The challenges that machine builders are facing where the multiphysics simulation approach comes in handy. (01:43)Why it’s useful to pre-assess any new design modifications and what it entails. (02:50)The importance of implementing the integrated design and manufacturing process. (04:22)Why the digital twin is unique in the context of Intelligence Performance Engineering (06:46)The benefits the manufacturers can achieve by incorporating integrated design and simulation into their manufacturing process. (08:56)A real-world example of a company that implemented this integrated design and simulation approach. (10:09)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Giulio Camauli:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
10/6/2021

Intelligent Performance Engineering: Understanding Multiphysics Simulation

One of the three differentiators of Siemens Intelligent Performance Engineering Solution was designed specifically to meet a very demanding set of requirements. Today, manufacturers demand products that are lighter, smaller, and more complex than ever before. That calls for evermore advanced software that is able to digest a multitude of information and has the ability to effectively communicate that data so that collaboration remains seamless.Joining us again today are Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery, and Giulio Camauli, Industry Solutions Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Their expertise as representatives of the industrial machinery industry will help us to better understand the ins and outs of the Intelligent Performance Engineering Solution from Siemens Digital Industries Software.In this episode, we’re diving deeper into Multiphysics Simulation. We’ll talk about how this technology helps companies design, validate, and manage contemporary manufacturing and assembly operations seamlessly despite such complexity.Some Questions I Ask:What exactly is Multiphysics Simulation? (1:45)What are some benefits of Multiphysics Simulation? (4:57)How does Multiphysics Simulation help OEMs and their broader supplier network, connect and potentially act smarter? (6:15)How does Intelligence Performance Engineering leverage Multiphysics Simulation to aid in collaboration? (7:36)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:A recap of the three key differentiators in the Intelligent Performance Engineering Solution (0:40)How machinery is approaching the current validation and analysis practices in the field today (3:06)How Multiphysics allows the user to collaborate more efficiently (5:40)An example of a company using this technology and how it benefited their bottom line (8:50)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Giulio Camauli:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
10/4/2021

Intelligent Performance Engineering: Addressing Complexity through Intelligent Performance Engineering

Digital capabilities are proving increasingly valuable in the world of industrial manufacturing. As manufacturing increases in complexity, digital solutions are proving ever more valuable for companies hoping to outpace the competition. In order to address the needs of customers, we rely on intelligent performance and accurate, information-rich simulations.My guests today are Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery, and Giulio Camauli, Industry Solutions Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. As representatives of the industrial machinery industry, they have an advanced understanding of the Intelligent Performance Engineering solution from Siemens Digital Industries Software.In this episode, we’ll talk about the growing complexity of manufacturing equipment, and why it’s crucial for industrial OEMs to build more accurate, trustworthy simulations using advanced software capable of meeting the needs of customers.Some Questions I Ask:What is Intelligent Performance Engineering, and why is this critical? (1:24)Can traditional processes support the digital twin approach? (3:35)Has technology been the biggest catalyst for change in the machinery industry? (5:38)Why is digitalization so important for machine manufacturers? (9:18)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why there is growing attention towards Intelligent Performance Engineering (2:10)How the growing demands of flexibility and complexity are being addressed (7:27)Why intelligent performance is so important in today's marketplace (10:39)The importance of closed-loop validation (11:58)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Giulio Camauli:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
10/1/2021

Digital Parts Production: Digitalization is Here to Stay: How Manufacturers Can Start Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

Complexity within manufacturing continues to increase at breakneck speed, and from what we understand about consumer demands, it’s clear that this is the new norm. Rapidly changing trends require equipment that can keep up. The industry needs high-level flexibility so that it’s able to adapt quickly when consumer demands dictate.Manufacturers in-the-know are relying on digitalization, and additive manufacturing is saving the day in more ways than one. By enabling improvements to product quality and design, and with its ability to create complex geometries, manufacturers are using digital parts production to build stronger and lighter products that are out-innovating and out-producing the competition. It’s become clear that the faster companies adopt this digital technology, the more successful they will be.Back with us today is Rahul Garg, the industry leader for Siemens industrial machinery industry. We’re also welcoming Ashley Eckhoff to today’s show, he’s a member of the Additive Manufacturing Programme team with Siemens Digital Industry Software.In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at the advantages of additive manufacturing, both in terms of efficiency and quality of parts. You’ll hear how digital parts production leads to less waste and more efficiency, and how creating a digital twin allows manufacturers to take advantage of the data being collected. Finally, we’ll close out the series by summarizing the biggest advantages for the machinery industry to step into digitalization, and how manufacturers can get started.In this episode you will learn:The definition of additive manufacturing and its advantages (2:14)How additive meets the specific challenges that manufacturers are facing today (3:25)Understanding digital parts production (5:30)The purpose of a digital twin (6:29)Additive success stories (9:28)The biggest advantages of digitalization for manufacturers (12:43)3 important ways to take advantage of digitalization(15:19)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Ashley Eckhoff:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
9/29/2021

Digital Parts Production: A Look into Synchronized Parts Manufacturing

The complex issues that face manufacturers today are myriad. One of the most intriguing solutions is to implement synchronized parts manufacturing. By adopting a closed-loop manufacturing process, equipment manufacturers can improve their planning by introducing intelligence.Manufacturers often struggle with facilitating communication and timing between the data and people. As the flow of information becomes increasingly complex, synthesizing all that information becomes a major challenge. If manufacturers don’t embrace synchronized parts manufacturing, problems may arise from the data’s lack of organization.Today, I welcome back Rahul Garg, the industry leader for Siemens industrial machinery industry. I’m joined as well by Brad Rosenhamer, a portfolio development executive focused on manufacturing operations management for industrial machinery, heavy equipment, and automotive markets.In this episode, you’ll learn about some challenges facing machine builders, the advantages of synchronized parts manufacturing, and how the digital twin fits into the discussion. Brad also discusses some companies that are successfully implementing synchronized parts manufacturing and we’ll explore why adopting this process is a critical strategy for manufacturers.In this episode you will learn:Some common issues plaguing today’s manufacturers (02:26)Why it's so important to have a synchronized part manufacturing process and some of the risks in not doing so (03:30)About the digital twin in the context of digital part production and synchronized part manufacturing (04:48)The benefits for manufacturers that incorporate synchronized part manufacturing (06:38)Why it’s critical for manufacturers to look at the sum of all manufacturing process (08:17)Some examples of companies that have integrated a holistic approach into their manufacturing (10:28)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Brad Rosenhamer:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
9/27/2021

Digital Parts Production: How Highly-automated CAM is Helping Manufacturers Perform Better

In today’s competitive market, increasing pressure is being placed on manufacturers. Tied into that pressure is the need to expedite production and bring products to the market faster than ever before. Meeting those needs while keeping part quality at a premium hasn’t been the easiest package to deliver. That is, until highly-automated CAM changed everything.Understanding the importance of efficiency in high-level manufacturing, the designers behind CAM sought to create a solution that digitized the design and manufacturing process, while connecting the various types of software from every aspect of the part-making process. It also allows companies to capture and reuse data, minimize waste, and increase overall efficiency. With CAM, manufacturers can now pivot quickly when digital threats arise.Today, we’re taking an in-depth look at highly automated CAM, or Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Here to help us understand how this technology works are Sashko Kurciski, leader of the marketing efforts for Siemens part manufacturing software portfolio, and Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery.In this episode, you’ll hear about how CAM links manufacturing, engineering, and production, resulting in better efficiency and simplified communication across the board. Sashko and Rahul will also share a couple of real-world examples of early adopters to CAM, and you’ll hear how manufacturers are differentiating themselves by taking advantage of this technology.In this episode you will learn:A breakdown of CAM software and how it helps manufacturers (2:38)One example of a highly automated CAM solution (4:51)The shared goal of modern manufacturers (6:58)Why software connectivity is so important (10:05)How the digital twin saves time (13:51)The role of additive manufacturing in part production (16:59)How digitalization helped a Netherlands-based manufacturer perform better (18:25)The link between automation and efficiency (20:49)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Sashko Kurciski:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
9/24/2021

Digital Parts Production: An Introduction to the Digital Parts Production Solution

Welcome to the latest show in the Siemens Industrial Machinery podcast series. Join host Bill Butcher, Global Industry Marketing Leader at Siemens, as he and his guests discuss the Digital Part Production solution from Siemens Digital Industries Software.As industrial equipment becomes more complex, it is increasingly obvious that leading industrial manufacturers have to use new strategies in order to succeed in today's competitive market. OEMs have to create fixes that put forth superior shop management as well as more efficient operations. Right now, Digital Part Production looks like the fix for many of those concerns.Bill is joined today by Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery and Frans Adamowicz, Solution Director at Siemens Industrial Machinery. Each has over 30 years of experience and will help us break down some of the major challenges facing digital production and the digitalization within the industry today.In this episode you will learn:What exactly digital production is and why it’s critical for industrial machinery companies to develop new engineering practices (00:58)The four key trends driving the need for adopting digitalization (3:50)About the concept of digitalization and the context of the digital twin in digital production (7:18)The key differentiators of digital production and what makes them unique in today’s marketplace (8:58)About new technologies additive manufacturing (11:12)Connect with Rahul Garg:LinkedInConnect with Frans Adamowicz:LinkedInConnect with Bill Butcher:LinkedIn
9/22/2021

Advanced Machine Engineering: Embracing a Multi-disciplinary Bill of Material

As we've learned throughout this podcast series, industrial machinery manufacturers have seen groundbreaking technological advancements in the areas of design and machine simulation.In the first three podcasts, we talked about the evolution of technology within the machinery industry, key trends that continue to shape the industry today, and we have also introduced the Advanced Machine Engineering solution at a high level by describing two of the three key differentiators: multi-disciplinary design and virtual machine simulations & commissioning.Today, in our final podcast of the series, Bill and I are discussing the third key differentiator of the Advanced Machine Engineering solution – multi-disciplinary Bill of Material and configuration management.Bill Davis is the Director of Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment Solutions at Siemens Digital Industries Software, working to help industrial machinery customers and heavy equipment customers improve innovation and profitability through the application of the Siemens portfolio. His background is in automation, converting, and packaging machinery. His 30 years of experience in engineering and management positions have shaped how he helps their customers and their go-to-market strategy.So, listen to Episode 4 of the Siemens Podcast on Advanced Machine Engineering, to learn how to leverage your proprietary data to create a digital thread approach to engineering and also create a competitive advantage.Questions I ask:What is a managed environment and why should it be important to the machine builders and their suppliers? (02:15)Is complexity the only challenge around this topic of data management, or are there other areas that we need to be concerned with, as well? (07:31)How can Advanced Machine Engineering solution help solve these challenges? (10:25)Before we end this podcast, could you quickly summarize the main advantages of the Advanced Machine Engineering solution and why it should be considered by our listeners? (14:58)In this episode, you will learn:The Configure to Order approach. (03:48)The Engineer to Order approach. (04:46)The importance of having a Bill of Material that represents the entire machine. (05:57)Connect with Bill:LinkedIn