Hosted by Martin Sanne, Executive Manager: CSIR Future Production: Manufacturing
This case study takes the audience on a journey in which a multidisciplinary, multi-organisation South African team was able to design, develop and produce ventilators needed amidst the Covid-19 pandemic within three months.
It will highlight how digital transformation using digital lifecycle software has accelerated the product development process and later on was used to create a virtual factory consisting of multiple private companies.
It will also touch base on how digital twins were used to accelerate the production lines and optimised the design of a ventilator.
Martin Sanne, Executive Manager: CSIR Future Production: Manufacturing (Host); Mr Johan du Toit, Chief Executive Officer, Simera; Mr Cobus Oosthuizen, Country Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Industries Software Africa and Middle East; Mr Peter Brierly, Operations Director: Akacia Medical and Healthcare (Pty); Dr Nthabiseng Legoete, Chief Executive Officer, Quali Health; Riaan Coetzee, CSIR Research Group Leader: Future Production Systems; Ajith Gopal, Manager: CSIR Centre for Robotics and Future Production