AddUp’s DED machines come with digital twins integrated into Siemens Sinumerik software suite. These digital twins include the machine as well as all its peripherals: lasers, powder dispensers, sensors, etc.
The digital twin is a close replica of the physical machine. It is used during simulation phases to check that trajectories do not generate collisions, during optimization phases to reduce production times, and during production in order to remotely track the construction of the part. It also facilitates training in machine operation.