Filling a niche, the Digital Foundry at New Kensington will focus on digital twinning, as well as other virtual and cloud-based computer technologies. A digital twin is a modern and more comprehensive term for a computer model and virtual simulation of a product, machine or process. The digital representation contains valuable data that can predict behavior of a physical item, machine or process. Businesses who explore and incorporate digital twinning may benefit from reducing costs and improving efficiency before resources are spent on product development, manufacturing or implementation.
The Digital Foundry at New Kensington is made possible thanks to support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, Penn State New Kensington, the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland County and Siemens.