Digital assistance systems and technology apps in networked adaptive production operations help the engineers to monitor the data, to control process conditions and to apply their personal skills and competences with maximum efficiency. Visualization tools such as smartphones, tablets and smart glasses can provide immediate information, allowing flexible adjustments and quick changes of production plans or processes.
Data from model-based simulations optimize the decision-making about possible improvements of products and processes. The software detects critical situations during the manufacturing process and accounts for frequent changes of product specifications in the production of prototypes or small series, allowing the process planning to reach high levels of efficiency even before the first component leaves the production line. Constant checks and comparisons of real data and matching simulation data ensure that the models are continuously improved, with direct benefits for the quality and performance of the end product.