Geomagic Studio software and ZScanner 700 handheld 3D scanner provide comprehensive rapid prototyping

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., August 30, 2006- Geomagic® (www.geomagic.com), a worldwide software and services firm, announced today it has signed an exclusive, joint worldwide agreement with Z Corporation (www.zcorp.com). As part of the deal, Geomagic will provide Geomagic Studio software as part of a comprehensive bundle with the new Z Corporation ZScanner 700.

The ZScanner 700 is the first self-positioning 3D laser scanner. The lightweight, handheld device is ready to use in minutes and free of traditional mechanical arms, making it ideal for scanning hard-to-reach places. It offers real-time surfacing, captures 3D data in one continuous process to reduce post-processing, and uniquely allows objects to be moved during scanning. Geomagic is the global leader providing software for effectively and automatically processing 3D scan data for applications that range from reverse engineering to inspection and analysis.

Geomagic Studio creates accurate models from any physical part, making it ideal for emerging applications like the mass production of customized devices, build-to-order manufacturing, and digital asset archiving for automatic recreation of legacy parts. Geomagic Qualify offers a certified way to compare as-built versus as-designed with automatic reporting to make inspection analysis simple, fast and cost effective.

The joint agreement represents the fusion of two visionary companies actively pursuing the democratization of the prototyping and scanning market for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer, education, footwear, government, healthcare and packaging. The combination of the ZScanner 700 with Geomagic Studio and Geomagic Qualify brings a highly sophisticated level of digital shape sampling for rapid prototyping, design, and quality assurance (QA) at the lowest price point available today in the market.

“We’re delighted to make easy-to use 3D scanning and accurate digital reconstruction accessible to the wider market for everyday use,” said John M. Kawola, executive vice president of sales, marketing and development for Z Corporation. “Combining the ZScanner 700 with Geomagic software offers customers the best of both worlds in one convenient and affordable bundle.”

“Geomagic is pleased to be part of this worldwide partnership aimed at bringing the benefits of DSSP to an ever wider market,” said Andrew Stein, vice president of product management and marketing for Geomagic. “Together, at a cost-effective price, Geomagic and Z Corporation are offering technologies that will revolutionize the world of digital shape reconstruction and alter the paradigm for many of the applications in which it’s used.”

About Z Corporation

Z Corporation makes products that enable users to capture, edit, and print 3D data with unprecedented speed, ease, versatility and affordability. These products include the world’s fastest high-definition 3D printers — machines that produce physical 3D models from digital data in full color – and uniquely portable 3D scanners – handheld machines that digitize 3D surfaces in real time. Z Corp. technology is enabling a wide range of applications in manufacturing, architecture, civil engineering, reverse engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), medicine and entertainment. For the latest news and information from Z Corp., visit the company’s website at www.zcorp.com.

 

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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