Adaptive reconstruction of digital twins for machining systems: A transfer learning approach

Shimin Liu, Yuqian Lu, Pai Zheng, Hui Shen, Jinsong Bao (Corresponding Author)

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Digital twin technology has been gradually explored and applied in the machining process. A digital twin machining system creates high-fidelity virtual entities of physical entities to observe, analyze, and control the machining process in real-time. However, the current digital twin machining systems lack sufficient adaptability because they are usually customized for specific scenes. Usually, if a decision model is directly reused in a different working condition, the accuracy of the decision model is often poor and difficult to work effectively. Meanwhile, the decision model remodeled from scratch will cause a waste of resources and low modeling efficiency. This paper proposes an adaptive reconstruction method to adjust the decision model in the digital twin machining system to enhance adaptability. The proposed method can ensure the rapid development of the digital twin decision model under new working conditions. Finally, taking the drilling process as an example, this paper establishes the experimental drilling platform and verifies the feasibility of this method in the burr prediction task.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102390
JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Adaptability
  • Digital twin
  • Intelligent machining
  • Machining system
  • Transfer learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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