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Industry 4.0 (aka the Fourth Industrial Revolution) has been sparked by global technological trends which enable the convergence of physical-digital systems, in turn causing massive transformations in the way manufacturers create, service and operate their new smart, connected products.

LEAP Australia is proud to partner with world-leaders PTC and ANSYS who are at the forefront of these disruptive technological trends; bringing together traditional manufacturing and design tools such as CAD/BIM, data management and physics-based simulations, & connecting physical assets through the Internet of Things to enable true end-to-end product lifecycle management and the use of digital twins.

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LEAP Australia Technology Days

Recent Live Events around Australia & New Zealand

LEAP recently ran a number of seminars across Australia and New Zealand demonstrating the technology underpinning Industry 4.0 and how recent advances in IoT, Augmented Reality (AR) and Simulation are changing the way companies design and engineer the next generation of products.

In case you missed it, we recorded the Industry 4.0 Technology day held in Melbourne on February 16, 2018.  Register here to receive the download link for this recording.

Augmented Reality Solutions at LEAP Australia
Industry 4.0 solutions at LEAP Australia

Experience Augmented Reality for Yourself!

You can get started today and experience these new technologies through an Augmented Reality experience: Try it now here!

How it works: Download the Vuforia View app (formerly known as “Thingworx View”) for free from your preferred App Store (links below), click this Thingmark and follow the prompts to get started.

Download Thingworx View on the Google Play storeDownload Thingworx View on the Apple App storeDownload Thingworx View on the Microsoft store

Thingworx Thingmark for Augmented Reality at LEAP Australia

Click the image above to download a printable Thingmark and try Augmented Reality for yourself.

New technological trends which have enabled this advent of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies include:

LEAP Australia is proud to partner with PTC and ANSYS who are at the forefront of this new, connected revolution; bringing together traditional manufacturing and design tools such as computer modelling, data management and simulation and connecting them through the Internet of Things to enable true end-to-end product lifecycle management.

Data Management

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables insights into product performance, usage and customer experience that were not previously possible.  Real time access to usage data provides companies with feedback that improves their products at every level – from initial design and manufacture to delivery and service to end of life management and iterative design improvements. The ability to fully understand not only the performance but also how a product is consumed by the end user facilitates better quality in-life service and transforms a simple ‘thing’ that leaves the factory into a service and ongoing relationship with customers over the lifecycle of the product and beyond.

Industry 4.0 at LEAP Australia

Augmented Reality

While Augmented Reality (AR) was popularised through the recent Pokemon Go phenomenon, the applications for industry are more far reaching. Computer models and simulation results can be visualised through AR during the design stage, allowing for virtual prototypes to be examined in the physical world. IoT data can be visualised on a working product providing insight into internal conditions without the need for monitors, gauges or dials and entire factories can be overlayed with data to provide real time information about performance, materials and stock levels and much more.  Sales and marketing teams can even use AR to demonstrate products to potential buyers without physical stock and examine various configurations or variations of a product on the fly.

Thyssenkrupp utilises AR with the HoloLens to empower their service technicians to perform  their jobs more safely and efficiently. Check it out in the video below.

For more information on Industry 4.0 check out the Harvard Business Review article, How Smart Connected Products are Transforming Companies and literature from PTC. Download

Digital Twin

When a product is IoT enabled the data collected from its performance in the real world can be tracked in real time and fed back into digital modelling tools to create a digital twin.  The digital twin is then used to monitor performance and operating conditions to identify problems as or even before they arise and investigate and implement solutions on the fly.  By displaying live data from the operational product, the digital twin provides unprecedented insight into what is happening ‘under the hood’, visualising any measurable data sources in real time.  Check out the video below demonstrating how Flowserve have implemented the digital twin to better understand and improve their pump designs.

For more examples of the Digital Twin, download the ANSYS Advantage Magazine – Spotlight on the Digital Twin

Why choose LEAP?

Our 20-year history of helping companies build better products faster and more efficiently places us in a unique position within the local industry.  LEAP Australia partners, PTC and ANSYS, are at the forefront of Industry 4.0 technologies globally. Using the PTC Thingworx IoT platform and associated technologies, we are facilitating the digital transformation of traditional design and manufacturing processes and helping our customers move into the age of Industry 4.0.

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