Virtual Build and Maintain: Experiential Product and Process Evaluation
For the past 200 years industry has fundamentally improved by building upon the things that we learn when we built the last version of what we made. Each new generation of industrial machine, car, airplane, and device has been evolving by taking the lessons learned on the last thing to improve the next thing. But what happens when in this next industrial revolution, when we start to build things completely unlike what we built before? What happens when we take ideas from imagination to computer, and from computer directly to finished product? Until now we have always prototyped new products, piloted new processes, and iterated in the physical world before we launched the new stuff. But now we won't. With this latest industrial evolution (revolution?) many enterprises will do exactly that and race from digital to practical build.
The Experience of manually constructing and building our new products has been and will be an integral part of our future success. IC.IDO virtual build and virtual maintenance allows us to learn from the experience of physical build without needing to construct expensive and time consuming prototypes.