Monday, Apr 18, 2005 5:00 AM
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 18, 2005- Geomagic has released a free software package that enables customers to share inspection results and collaborate throughout the enterprise.
The new software, called Geomagic Review, works with Geomagic Qualify computer-aided inspection software.
Geomagic Review is being used by Pratt & Whitney's Manufacturing and Development Operations team to communicate and share results from Geomagic Qualify among inspection, design, engineering, partners, contractors and other areas within the enterprise. Managers within these departments in Pratt & Whitney characterize Geomagic Review as a major time and money saver that requires no cash investment for the company.
Geomagic Review offers three principal benefits for product manufacturers:
- It allows graphical information to be shared among engineers in different physical locations, reducing the time it takes to fix a problem detected during computer-aided inspection.
- It provides collaborative tools that improve communication between inspection and design engineers, minimizing the number of design and process changes, and resulting in faster product development and refinement.
- It offers higher return on investment by enabling all those who focus on quality to share information at no additional cost.
Inspection results and analysis generated by Geomagic Qualify – including GD&T analysis, and 2D and 3D comparisons – can be shared with Geomagic Review. Users can open an existing file and manipulate views; select/delete points, curves and polygons; review existing analyses; create new annotations and 2D dimensions; measure distances; and create new reports.
“In just more than four years, Geomagic Qualify has become a critical tool for manufacturers seeking to increase quality inspection efficiency,” says Alberto Griffa, senior product manager for Geomagic Qualify. “Geomagic Review takes many of Qualify's important benefits and spreads them to a wider audience of quality assurance and product development professionals.”
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 Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, 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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