Wednesday, Oct 1, 2003 5:00 AM
BUDAPEST, 21 October 2003 - Geomagic today acquired Cadmus Consulting LLC, a pioneer in new methods for computer-aided geometric design. Dr. Tamás Várady, former president and CEO of Cadmus, a Hungarian company, has been named chief technology officer of Geomagic.
Geomagic provides patented geometric modeling software that automatically transforms products from their physical form to a digital model for faster development, greater accuracy and automated inspection. The acquisition of Cadmus extends Geomagic’s software reach beyond the accurate replication of a physical product into the realm of stylish surfaces commonly used in automotive body design and consumer products.
“Geomagic is now the only company that can provide a complete set of tools for product development based on accurate digital representations of scanned physical parts,” says Ping Fu, the company’s president and CEO. “Our technology encompasses industrial styling, automated reverse engineering, custom manufacturing, and computer-aided inspection applications, all tightly integrated with existing CAD/CAM/CAE solutions.”
As Geomagic’s chief technology officer, Várady will direct the company’s technology roadmap and be responsible for managing research and development efforts. Várady founded Cadmus in 1991. He directed the geometric modeling laboratory for 20 years and now he is a senior research fellow at the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Várady is an international consultant on geometry modeling, and the author or co-author of 72 research papers, 53 of which have been published in refereed journals or conference proceedings.
“Our co-founder, Dr. Herbert Edelsbrunner, is one of the world’s foremost experts in what is known as discrete geometry,” says Fu. “Dr. Várady is one of the world’s foremost experts in a field known as continuous geometry. Rarely have two such experts been teamed together outside of academics. Not only have we acquired technology that gives us leading-edge software solutions, we are blessed with visionaries who have proven that they can transfer great research into great products.”
Cadmus will now operate as Geomagic Hungary, with Várady also serving as managing director of the wholly owned subsidiary. Engineers in the new subsidiary will become part of the Geomagic software development team and will provide technical support to European customers.
Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment.
Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.
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