Friday, Feb 22, 2008 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N. C., February 22, 2008- Geomagic has announced the conference program for Convergence 2008, March 4-6 in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA.

The second annual conference will reflect the wide realm of applications for digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP), including:

  • virtual manufacturing at Ford Motor Company;
  • treatment of newborns with cleft lips and palates at Shriners Hospital;
  • computer-aided inspection and analysis at ITT;
  • virtual assembly at NASA;
  • turbine design and inspection at Pratt & Whitney;
  • engine optimization at Richard Childress Racing; and
  • research and real-world case studies in areas such as digital reconstruction, digital dentistry, textured surfacing, failure analysis, and skeleton modeling for medical applications.

Convergence 2008 is the second annual conference addressing worldwide DSSP applications and research. DSSP describes technologies that close the loop between physical products and their digital representations, resulting in faster product development, better quality assurance, and the ability to customize for individualized form and function.

Peter Marks, managing director of Design InSight, and Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic, are keynote speakers for the conference. Marks will focus on the massive environmental savings of DSSP, while Fu will examine how the discipline of design thinking will create richer experiences that lead to greater satisfaction and sustainability.

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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