The simulation economy gets real
Simulation systems power a new era for industrial design and engineering
The world has entered a new age of industrial design and engineering thanks to the emergence of simulation systems, powered by advanced computing and AI agents. These revolutionary platforms allow companies to design, produce, stress-test, and iterate new products without the need for any physical prototypes or versions.
“Simulation is allowing us to create products that meet our customers’ needs faster and more efficiently than ever before,” enthuses Stephanie Chen, CEO of Synthetics, a leading simulation systems provider. “And we’re doing this for everything from kitchen appliances to space rockets.”
At the heart of this transformation is the ability of AI-driven simulation systems to generate complex virtual models that accurately replicate real-world conditions. Designers and engineers can use these simulations to identify flaws and opportunities for improvement, progressing directly toward optimized final products.
This process is vastly more efficient and cost-effective than the traditional approach of 3D-printing physical prototypes. Complex design problems can be solved in a fraction of the time, and companies can now bring products to market much faster and with greater reliability. As simulation platforms evolve, we can expect to see even more revolutionary applications that will push the limits of industrial design and engineering beyond its current boundaries.
As Stephanie Chen notes, “Simulation is allowing us to experiment and explore things much more creatively. We’re able to bring together advanced computing technology and a wider range of stakeholders to create better designs from the start, moving towards optimizing both the product and the production process. We go beyond the concept of digital twins, and do consumer testing in the metaverse.”
In the simulation economy, businesses can leapfrog innovation hurdles and enter the market with mature models. Just imagine if the iPhone X had been Apple’s first smartphone!
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