Swinburne’s Factory of the Future to enter metaverse with CWX Technologies

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Swinburne University of Technology’s Factory of the Future has ventured into a partnership with CWX Technologies that would place the university at the forefront of the enterprise metaverse movement. 

As part of the partnership, CWX will create 3D digital twins of the production systems at Swinburne’s Factory of the Future in an effort to boost manufacturing efficiency and further promote Industry 4.0 to SMEs across Australia. 

CWX will work closely with Swinburne’s Digital Innovation Lab and leading researchers on intelligent manufacturing processes, system engineering, artificial intelligence and advanced image processing. 

The Factory of the Future digital twin is expected to accelerate the translation of cutting-edge research into sustainable, real-world solutions for the manufacturing and utilities industry. 

The CWX-Swinburne partnership will also convene experts from industry and academia and upskill students in the latest digital and manufacturing tools and techniques. 

“We are thrilled to partner with CWX to apply this emerging technology in new and impactful ways and create additional opportunities for our many industry partners who utilise the Factory of the Future,” said Dr Werner van der Merwe, Swinburne’s vice president for innovation and enterprise. 

Associate Director of Swinburne’s Digital Innovation Lab Dr Abhik Banerjee described the collaboration as the first step towards enhancing efficiency across the manufacturing industry. 

“The partnership with CWX is another strong example of Swinburne’s Digital Innovation Lab leading the development of innovative digital manufacturing solutions for the Australian manufacturing sector,” Banerjee said.  

“By leveraging our shared expertise in Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0, the 3D digital twins will help us design new digital manufacturing solutions for Swinburne’s industry partners,” he added. 

Yuvraj Tomar, director of CWX, said their collaboration with Swinburne represents the best of industry and university partnerships. 

“This partnership is an opportunity for us to utilise our expertise in creating digital twins, and together with Swinburne, we can bring about innovative solutions that will pave the way for the future of industry 4.0,” Tomar said.