Industry-leading TCT Magazine’s readers vote for the top 20 thought leaders

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 5:00 AM

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 25, 2012 -  Geomagic®, a global company providing 3D technology solutions for digital reality, announced that Ping Fu, chief executive officer, was voted one of the 20 most influential people in the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry by readers of the technology publication TCT Magazine

The results of the reader poll are published in the June 2012 issue and indicate that the industry has evolved significantly since the last poll conducted five years ago. Technological advances, new materials, and lower-cost products have enabled the technology to expand from industrial applications to both the “maker” and prosumer markets, allowing almost anyone to design and produce “printed” 3D objects.

“I want to thank the readers of TCT for this honor,” said Ping. “If the manufacturing sector is to rise again, it needs an aggressive mix of new technology and business models. Additive manufacturing is an important and exciting area of growth and significance that can help achieve this goal.”

Geomagic was cofounded by Ping in 1997 and has become a powerhouse in the world of 3D imaging – creating 3D models of physical objects so they can be used immediately for any purpose. Geomagic software is tuned to delivering fully watertight 3D data that can be used in CAD, analysis, CNC, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing, as well as conducting a detailed inspection of as-built products. Geomagic also recently acquired Sensable Technologies, which delivers software and devices for “touch-enabled” organic design, simulation and research.

Ping continued: “It is evident that if you can accurately digitize real-world objects into usable 3D, it is far more productive than trying to create the 3D data from scratch. Once you have that ability, it can allow a radical change in the way things are innovated, designed and manufactured. Geomagic works tirelessly to deliver this to users worldwide.”

Ping focuses Geomagic on developing and applying 3D technologies that can change the world, from design to archive, from measurement to manufacturing. She is a leading proponent of 3D technologies and the impact it has on our daily lives and is a regular keynote presenter at industrial and business conferences worldwide as well as serving on entrepreneurial and innovation committees at the White House.

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, coin design, 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 organizations use 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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