RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., September 23, 2004- A new plug-in developed by Kreon Technologies allows users of Geomagic Studio and Qualify software to visualize real-time processing of a physical object captured by a Kreon Zephyr scanner.

The plug-in is fully integrated with Geomagic Studio digital reconstruction software and Geomagic Qualify computer-aided inspection (CAI) software. It works with all three versions (KZ 25, KZ 50 and KZ 100) of Kreon’s Zephryr scanner, functioning like digital paint software that instantly displays a 3D model of the part as it is captured.


“The plug-in unifies Kreon Zephyr with Geomagic software to bring greater ease of use and performance to 3D scanning applications,” says Thierry Rebillard, general manager of Kreon Technologies. “Instantaneous scanning display and analysis greatly reduces the gap between a physical model and its digital representation for reconstruction and inspection applications.”

Flexibility and speed

The Kreon plug-in supports real-time display for both the Zephyr laser scanner and its integrated touch probe. The laser scanner captures up to 30,000 points per second, while the touch probe isolates individual points with a high degree of accuracy. Once installed, the plug-in is available directly through the Geomagic Studio or Qualify interface, and requires no additional software.



“Kreon is providing a great service to Geomagic users,” says Ping Fu, Geomagic’s president and CEO. “The plug-in makes the transformation from scanning to a digital model nearly transparent, which will speed applications such as rapid design, custom manufacturing on demand, engineering analysis, CAI, and digital inventory of legacy parts.”

The Kreon Zephyr scanner provides further flexibility by enabling users to work with a wide variety of popular axis arms, such as those from FARO, Cimcore, Garda and Romer. It is also compatible with all 3D coordinate measurement machines (CMMs).

About Kreon Technologies

Kreon Technologies ( based in France, has been developing high-speed, 3D laser scanning systems for more than a decade. The company offers advanced and integrated solutions for quality control, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and inspection in automotive, aerospace, consumer products, medical and other industries. Kreon’s worldwide customer base includes Bombardier, General Electric, Renault, Volkswagen, Ford, GM, Harley Davidson, Motorola and Philips.


About Geomagic

Geomagic ( 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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