About the Project
MxD is soliciting proposals that address the need for manufacturers to quickly evaluate different production scenarios in an emergency response. This project aims to use a digital twin to achieve two goals. The first is to use a descriptive digital twin to monitor the status of raw material and work-in-progress material to prevent process shutdowns due to material shortages. The second goal is to virtually make programming changes to a robot control system to optimize throughput of the robot without interrupting production. The resultant behavior of the system will be evaluated with both the digital twin and then confirmed with the physical asset.
This will be accomplished by building an automated discrete manufacturing cell incorporating these digital twin goals. The cell will be built in the MxD factory and will be used for demonstration, education, and use case testing purposes. It is MxD intention that this cell will be used by the manufacturing community for these purposes long after the project completion.
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CT.
Proposals must be submitted by teams; MxD membership is not required for submission but will be required prior to project award. To facilitate team formation, MxD will compile and disseminate contact information from parties interested in Team Formation during the first month of the proposal period. If you are interested in submitting your contact info to this distribution list, please email email@example.com.
Note: All project work must be performed in the United States.
This project is a TIA Enterprise Project that requires a minimum of 1:1 cost share.