Digital Twin Presentation at Smart Manufacturing Experience

June 15, 2022

CIVS Director Dr. Chen Zhou was invited to present “A Digital Twin Solution for Continuous Casting of Steel Manufacturing” on June 7, 2022, at the Smart Manufacturing Experience event co-hosted by CESMII in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event provided multiple connection points and engaged with leading voices from manufacturers, system integrators, thought leaders, government entities, suppliers, and more.

Digital twin solutions will play a very active role in smart manufacturing. With funding from CESMII, the Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has partnered with ArcelorMittal and Cleveland-Cliffs to develop a 3-D digital twin prototype for a steel mill. It is anticipated that the continuous caster digital twin can be used offline and online to track casting parameters related to slab quality, as well as equipment, sensor, and modeling parameters related to machine conditions. It can also be used for the virtual training of operators and engineers.