With a game engine under the hood of its digital twin toolbox, Unit040 is leveraging the developments in the gaming industry. The impact of gaming technology on simulation and visualization in high tech has taken the traditional CAD industry by surprise. “We’ve been tapping into the knowledge from the game engine development race for years,” says Guido van Gageldonk, the CTO of Unit040.
In recent years, every self-respecting high tech firm and research institution has embraced digital twin technology. Vanderlande in Veghel is using it to optimize its logistics systems, while research institution Differ is applying it in its fusion reactor research. Imec and Philips are even developing digital twins of the human body.