Digital twins for industrial manufacturing

Bosch aims to create a digital twin of the machinery and process flow at one of its plants in Madrid. To accelerate the digitisation of its industrial facilities and work on the simulation, Bosch is partnering with Multiverse Computing.

Open collaboration to further industrial automation is not new. Just last month, Siemens and NVIDIA revealed their joint work on advancing digital twins for manufacturing. By connecting the NVIDIA Omniverse and the Siemens Xcelerator ecosystem, the two companies aim to expand the use of digital twin technologies to bring a new level of speed and efficiency to solve design, production and operational challenges.

The partnership will help manufacturers respond to customer demands, reduce downtime and adapt to supply chain uncertainties while achieving sustainability and production targets.

The announcement is interesting because Multiverse Computing will work with Bosch on creating a quantum computing model for Madrid’s manufacturing facility. Multiverse Computing works on developing quantum-inspired algorithms deployed on supercomputers and quantum hardware.

Bosch aims to enhance quality control and production efficiencies by bringing quantum computing into Madrid’s manufacturing facility. Whereas the industrial pioneer’s current digitisation efforts in 240 plants resulted in 120,000 connected machines and more than 250,000 devices, it remains to be seen whether quantum technologies are mature enough to bring substantive benefits to industrial computing.