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Graham Jackson

Graham Jackson is a Technical Marketing Manager at Maplesoft. A nanotechnology engineer by education, he’s got a broad background in new technologies across domains. Graham has spent most of his career communicating technical concepts to those outside of the R&D department, and building support for system-level approaches to modeling and simulation.

Using Digital Twins

Using Digital Twins after the Pandemic

By all accounts, many of us are in the homestretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. While certain countries continue to experience rising cases, the overall picture is now one of mass-vaccinations, improved treatments, and optimism....

applications for digital twins

Top 4 Applications for Digital Twins

The technology behind digital twins (and virtual commissioning) range widely, so it’s no wonder that these terms have seemed to pop up everywhere in automation recently. In the most general sense of the term,...

Virtual Commissioning Tutorial

Virtual Commissioning Tutorial with B&R Tools

While we finish gathering responses to our virtual commissioning survey, let’s take a deeper look at how virtual commissioning looks with one of our most popular automation vendors – B&R Industrial Automation. Our video...

fixing vibrations on aerial work platforms

Fixing Vibrations on Aerial Work Platforms

While we gather results from all of you on our virtual commissioning survey, there’s some news to share in the world of industrial machines – namely, a company that used virtual commissioning when diagnosing...

Virtual Commissioning Survey

A Virtual Commissioning Survey

Over the last couple years, we’ve covered all the ins and outs of both digital twins and virtual commissioning. Now, it’s time to hear from our community, with a virtual commissioning survey! Take a...

Optimizing Control Strategies

Optimizing Control Strategies For Less

Out of all the use cases for virtual commissioning, optimizing control strategies is a topic that gets a lot of coverage. We’ve spoken before about how this can be done – and why it...

Getting to Mars with Digital Twins

Getting to Mars with Digital Twins

Earlier this month, NASA celebrated the successful landing of their most complicated rover yet – Perseverance. If you were following along, you might be shocked at how smoothly everything went for landing. It would...

Automation Events for 2021

Automation Events for 2021

As we all look forward to what 2021 will bring for the world, there’s reason to be hopeful. Automation events for 2021 – at least, some of them – are planning for live, in-person...

New Virtual Commissioning Technology

Keeping Up with New Virtual Commissioning Technology

There’s a lot going on in the world of manufacturing and automation these days. New virtual commissioning technology is allowing us to reduce development costs, improve our workflows, and ship better machines to customers....

Developing Robot Models

Developing Robot Models with Digital Twins

This week, we’re highlighting a case study from ABB Robotics. They were developing robot models, using digital twin to speed up their development processes. The tool used by ABB for model creation was MapleSim...