Factory Floor 3D Scanning Solution Offers Fast Speeds for Automated Inspection of Parts

MORRISVILLE, N.C.  August 21, 2012 – Geomagic®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, and Laser Design Inc., (LDI) provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and 3D measurement services, today announced a deal to exclusively deliver Geomagic 3D scanning and inspection software with the Surveyor® Auto Gage 3D Scanning System.

The Auto Gage 3D Scanning System is a structured light projection scanner for the shop floor, using one or two scanner heads, for small-to-medium-sized objects. This versatile system delivers scanning accuracies of between 0.05 mm and 0.03 mm and is fast enough for factory-floor verification purposes. Bundled with Geomagic Studio® and Geomagic Qualify™, the system offers a fully-featured solution for scan-to-3D model for re-engineering and 3D inspection workflows.

The use of Geomagic’s scripting engine within this solution has added very powerful automation that allows the Auto Gage 3D scanner to become a complete, single-button inspection system.

“Geomagic Python Scripting Environment (GPSE) is a significant new tool that enables advanced automation between a scanner and Geomagic software,” said Len Chamberlain, VP of Sales, Geomagic. “With LDI’s Auto Gage 3D and Geomagic, user can scan parts, analyze them against design specifications, and create reports through the single click of a button. It’s an amazing step forward in automation.”

Geomagic Qualify and Geomagic Studio, which are now available with the Auto Gage 3D scanner, deliver the industry’s most advanced 3D inspection and reverse engineering software. Starting with scan data, Geomagic Studio quickly creates accurate 3D models for CAD, 3D printing, archive and more. Geomagic Qualify compares 3D scan data to reference data, immediately creating detailed reports on accuracy, deviations and highlighting issues with manufactured parts.

“This great combination of the Auto Gage 3D scanner with Geomagic software enables customers to quickly and seamlessly collect accurate data and use it within minutes,” said C. Martin Schuster, president and CEO of Laser Design. “As a solution for the shop floor, it delivers opportunities for manufacturers to spot manufacturing problems early on when they are more easily solved, saving production down-time, and reducing costs.”

More information about the Auto Gage 3D Scanning System with Geomagic can be found at Laser Design’s web site, where customers can also view videos of the system with Geomagic Studio.

See more about Geomagic software at: www.geomagic.com

About Laser Design Inc. / GKS Services Corp.
Laser Design, Inc. and GKS Services Corp. have been leading suppliers of ultra-precise 3D laser scanning systems, along with 3D laser scanning, dimensional inspection, CT scanning, and long-range scanning services for three decades. We help customers successfully complete their most complex inspection, analysis, and reverse engineering projects quickly, giving them a competitive advantage. GKS also offers equipment rental and expertise for customers with the occasional 3D scanning project.

For further information, contact Laser Design at 952-884-9648 or visit the web site at http://www.laserdesign.com/

About Laser Design Inc. / GKS Services Corp.

About Geomagic

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 DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & WhitneyNASA, 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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