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Friday, Jan 11, 2002 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 11, 2002- Geomagic's Capture has been selected as one of the top 10 software products of 2001 by IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, a worldwide trade publication serving the computer graphics industry.

Geomagic Capture simplifies processing of any kind of point data from 3D cameras, digitizers and coordinate measurement machines (CMMs). It is the first software that provides a complete solution for scanning a part and converting it into a digital polygon file for use with 3D CAD or graphics software.

Geomagic Capture is designed for fast, memory-efficient processing of large data sets, such as those from non-touch laser or structured-light scanners. It can register point or polygon data from any 3D scanner, and handle ordered or unordered data, multiple scans or a single point cloud. Output is compatible with most popular standard formats and a wide range of proprietary formats.

Companies worldwide are using Geomagic's products to scan physical parts and automatically generate accurate 3D digital models for customized manufacturing. Geomagic's customers include Toyota, Harley-Davidson, Align Technologies, Boeing, BMW, Honda and Richard Childress Racing.

The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. The organization and its members are leading authorities in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications is a specialty publication from the organization covering the computer graphics industry. Its editorial board is made up of computer graphics experts from major organizations and universities worldwide.

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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Geomagic, Inc.
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