Monday, Mar 4, 2002 4:00 AM

KENSINGTON, Md., March 04, 2002- Genex Technologies and Geomagic have signed a development and reseller agreement that will bring integrated 3D photography solutions to medical device manufacturers and other industries that can benefit from mass customization.

Under the agreement, Genex becomes a licensed reseller of the entire Geomagic software line. Geomagic will integrate Genex's Rainbow scanner and drivers into its Geomagic Capture software, and Genex will offer a customized version of Geomagic Capture with its Genex Rainbow cameras.

The agreement allows customers to go to one source for digital 3D scanning and modeling solutions. The companies will also jointly develop customized integrated solutions for customers with special requirements.

Geomagic software enables 3D photography, the process of automating capture, processing and production of 3D models. The 3D photography process allows manufacturers to differentiate their products through mass customization.

As the manufacturer of the Rainbow 3D non-contact light-based digitizer, Genex Technologies will play a key role in spreading 3D photography applications in biofit, medical device and other industries, according to Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic. "Combining Genex's high-speed, low-cost digitizer with Geomagic software's 3D photography capabilities delivers the simplicity, speed and cost effectiveness that manufacturers need to implement mass customization processes," says Fu.

"Geomagic's technology gives us a total solution to power mass customization," says Jason Geng, president and CEO, Genex Technologies. "Our customers will now have a seamless way to capture physical objects and turn them into digital assets for engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance and other applications."

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) provides 3D photography solutions for digital manufacturing, mass customization and quality assurance. In addition to its flagship products, Geomagic Studio and Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic offers customized software for vertical markets such as hearing instruments and dental devices. Manufacturers worldwide - including Toyota, Harley-Davidson, Fisher-Price, Align and many others - turn to Geomagic to provide the technology for customizing products, automating processes, and increasing throughput.

Genex Technologies Inc. (www.genextech.com ) is an electro-optical company focused on developing state-of-the-art technologies that eliminate the fundamental limitations of 2D imaging and bringing commercially viable imaging and display products into the marketplace. Genex's Rainbow 3D camera is a high-speed, low-cost, electro-optical, 3D imaging system that acquires high-resolution digitized 3D images of physical objects along with associated 2D color/texture maps. In addition to mass customization uses, Genex's Rainbow 3D camera offers revolutionary applications for plastic and reconstructive surgery, intra-oral and extra-oral dental imaging, CAD/CAM input (e.g., rapid prototyping and reverse engineering), visual inspection, Web design/artistic imaging, and modeling/simulation. Genex Technologies is based in Kensington, Md., and was recognized by Deloitte and Touche as a Fast 500 Technology company in 2001 and as a Maryland Fast 50 Technology company in both 2000 and 2001.

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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