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Registration opens for three-day user event; call for papers and sponsors issued on web site

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 12, 2008- Geomagic has opened registration and issued a call for papers and sponsors for Convergence 2009, the Geomagic user conference that explores new applications, best practices and innovation in digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP). Convergence 2009 will be held February 24-26 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

The third annual conference will feature speakers from around the world presenting papers on how Geomagic technology can be used to enable DSSP in a wide range of applications. Among last year's highlights were presentations on virtual manufacturing at Ford that saves millions of dollars; new techniques that are revolutionizing treatment of cleft lips and palates in infants; and aircraft engine inspection at Pratt & Whitney that reduces the time it takes the company to define and analyze features from weeks to less than a day.

Complementing the conference will be an exhibition of the latest 3D scanning technologies, demonstrations of new and emerging Geomagic products, keynotes from leading industry figures, and social events that provide the opportunity to network and learn in an informal environment.

Three Days, Three Dimensions in Savannah

This year's conference - with the theme "Three Days, Three Dimensions" - takes place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, a four-diamond facility. A 90-second ferry ride across the river delivers guests to downtown Savannah. Famous as the site of the best-selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and scenes from the movie Forrest Gump, Savannah combines a rich history with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food. Convergence 2009 will culminate in a golf tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor's The Club course, named one of the four best places to play by Golf Digest.

Call for papers and sponsors

Geomagic users interested in speaking at Convergence 2009 should submit an abstract and biography by December 12. Speakers receive complimentary full registration to Convergence 2009.

A wide variety of sponsorships are available for Convergence 2009 on a first-come, first-served basis. Convergence 2009 sponsors benefit from interaction with leading buyers of DSSP products in an intimate environment.

Early registration discounts

Attendees can receive a $300 discount if they register by November 17 and a $200 discount if they register between November 18 and January 17.

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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