Sony, Siemens Extended Reality Headset Creates Digital Twins of Products

The system combines Sony’s immersive reality headset with Siemens' industrial engineering software

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 15, 2024

2 Min Read
A still from Siemens' video introducing the NX Immersive Designer
Siemens Software

Siemens and Sony have partnered to create a new extended reality (XR) headset, combining Siemens’ portfolio of engineering software with Sony’s XR headset to create a program for designers to virtually create and test novel products.

The companies said the new system, the NX Immersive Designer, is specifically for ‘immersive engineering’ purposes, allowing users to design and interact with 3D objects in real time.

Specifically, it incorporates Siemens’ NX software from its Xcelerator portfolio, which Sony has been using as its primary product engineering software since 2015. 

The system is a computer-aided design (CAD) platform used to design assets across industries, including automotive, aerospace and defense, machinery and medical.

The NX Immersive Designer was launched at Siemens’ Realize Live, taking place May 13-16 in Las Vegas.

“Although significant advancements have been made with NX, I wanted to achieve further evolution with a product that brings innovations allowing direct editing in an immersive environment,” said Seiya Amatatsu, head of Sony’s XR technology development division, while presenting the system. “I believed that could be realized with Siemens and as a result, the XR head-mounted display was developed that could bring innovative products to market more rapidly.”

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“Our head-mounted display and dedicated controllers let you create more intuitively in a fully immersive environment, allowing you to move freely between the virtual and real worlds,” said Hirohito Kondo, Sony’s deputy general manager. “The tight integration of the hardware and software gives designers and engineers all-new, incredibly natural ways to interact with the Digital Twin.”

NX Immersive Designer is expected to launch at the end of this year.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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