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internet of things OPlNlON
to consider all those factors mentioned and
to create alerts & action recommendations
to production staff and managers, based on
accurate information collected while creating part genealogy from the raw material
stage to the finished product. Using this
technology staff gain the eminent ability to
optimize production decisions in real time
and significantly improve its response time
should an unexpected crisis occur. These
abilities directly contribute to manufacturers' enhanced ability to meet the industry's
strict quality, quality control, cost-reduction and delivery requirements, while remaining profitable and competitive.
JCM: Can you tell us more about the notion
of 'Digital Thread' and 'Digital Twin'? How do
they impact the production process?

ration, together with the RFID integrator,
for a quick and smooth implementation.
The outcome is an integrated system that
provides an effective automated tracking
and monitoring of Pre-preg materials and
parts, as well as generation of optimal production plans.
JCM: Is the notion of big data and tomorrow's manufacturing plants intertwined?
and if so why?

A. B.-B. & Pr. Dr. A. H.: Yes, big

The internet of things
gives a new angle
to quality management

A. B.-B.: Thanks to new sensor technologies the 'digital thread' weaves a single integrated stream of digital data that makes
information from the entire lifecycle available and visible to all stakeholders. This includes information of asset location (tools,
machines, autoclaves and personnel), assets' status and availability, exposure time
information (of parts, kits and assemblies),
as well as full genealogical information for
each asset or resource, from the moment
it was first created, throughout production
and beyond into MRO (Maintenance,
Repair, and Overhaul). The digital thread
model is enabled by the IIoT abilities and
supports full traceability of each part, starting at the raw material phase through its
fabrication on the production floor, for later
stage auditability and significantly shorter
crisis management should a defect occur or
be discovered along the way.
The 'Digital Twin' is a digital representation
describing a real world physical asset. Some
people make the analogy of the part's digital
twin to a person's "medical record/history".
The Digital Thread/ Twin concept demonstrates how greater digital context enables
better decision making, while reducing risk
and pushing the productivity envelope;
how weaving the digital thread is crucial for
reducing rework, scrap, as well as enhancing
quality & quality control to ensure compliance with strict OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturer) regulations, on-time
delivery and competitiveness.

JCM: What's CTC's feedback about Plataine's
solutions regarding your on-going and past
programs? How is the end-user/software
provider relationship organized?

Flash to discover the
Plataine's TPO solution
for composites
manufacturing

Pr. Dr. A. H.: As an Airbus owned
company, we are fortunate to have a high
level of autonomy in providing ongoing
specialized services to our global customers. CTC provides the 'virtual factory' environment for customers' solution inspection and evaluation. The interest generated
and the follow up by Plataine creates an
ideal partnership between us.
CTC is a function of multiple ongoing Research and Technology programs under
one roof including evaluation of new technologies, a valuable expertise in support of
serial production as well as small volume
production site for Airbus or other customers. With having the knowledge of both the
everyday business in an aerospace production, as well as the challenges and opportunities of the future of aircraft factory,
the CTC has key competence in assessing
systems like Plataine's and giving valuable
feedback on improvements.
Prior to deployment, we have conducted
a site survey with Plataine's Solution Engineers, IT and Professional Services teams
as well as RFID hardware and integration
specialists. This was essential in understanding CTC's manufacturing environment and current processes and systems
we use, to ensure a smooth roll-out. The deployment phase took a couple of weeks in
which both teams worked in close collaboNo107 August - September 2016

data is directly connected to continuous
improvement in tomorrow's factories. Advanced manufacturing such as composite
component fabrication requires real-time
decisions based on a long and growing list
of variables and constraints. As production
volumes and complexity increase, manufacturers are faced with more unforeseen
problems, and have less time and ability to
make optimized decisions.
Theory and practice show, that the more
variables considered in solving a problem,
the better the potential result. However, in
attempts to consider the 'big picture', human beings reach their limit at some point,
and resort to solving only parts of the challenge, with or without a software designed
to address that sub-problem.
Currently, integrating this vast and diverse
amount of data into a global view of the
process is very difficult; typically, each data
set is analyzed in its own software package,
limiting the ability to integrate the multiple
data types and detect inefficiencies and
process issues that might trigger production delays.
Integrating Intelligent, context-aware software, based on the Industrial Internet of
Things (IIoT) represents dramatic opportunities as new sensor technologies collect
vast amounts of data in real time, creating
a rich digital context that starts with design engineers and is continuously built
through the entire lifecycle of the product
(AKA the 'digital thread').
Big data has an enormous impact on quality and quality control as well. The 'digital
thread' is an integrated stream of digital
data that makes information from the
entire life cycle available and visible to all
stakeholders.
More information:
www.plataine.com & www.ctc-gmbh.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #107 - August/September 2016

Cover
Edito
OPINION
internet of things
Contents
NEWS
In Brief
Agenda
JEC Conferences 2017
EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES
Innovations
Interview
CCEV
Symposium
BUSINESS
Outlook
Automotive
MANUFACTURING
Injection
Hybrid Structures
Robotics
Total production optimization
Company visit
FEATURED TRANSPORTATION : What share for composites in transportation?
Biocomposites
Railway
Design
Tanks
Truck
Public transportation
SOLUTIONS
Construction
Parasports
Sailing
Watersports
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
Reaction kinetics
Index
Software
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #107 - August/September 2016 - Company visit
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #107 - August/September 2016 - Biocomposites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #107 - August/September 2016 - Truck
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #107 - August/September 2016 - Public transportation
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