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Thursday, May 18, 2000 5:00 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2000 - Geomagic, Inc. announces a new program that facilitates cooperative relationships among hardware and software companies operating in the digital duplication sphere, including vendors of 3D scanners, CAD/CAM/CAE software, coordinate measuring machines (CMM), and rapid prototyping technology.

The Geomagic Solutions Partner program is designed to help hardware and software vendors understand one another's technology in order to create smoother end-to-end solutions for customers in reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, industrial design and manufacturing, and related fields.

Current partners in the program include:

  • ArcSecond (www.arcsecond.com), a company specializing in the design and development of a 3D measurement and tracking technology called 3D-Intelligence (3D-I).

  • CGN an engineering and information technology firm delivering product design, information technology, visualization and training solutions to a variety of industries.

  • Geometrix (www.geometrix.com), a leading provider of technology and services for delivering real-world experiences to the Internet. Their breakthrough scanning technology, 3Scan, automatically generates complete and accurate 3D models.

  • GOM (www.gom.com), a company that offers optical measurement systems along with related consulting and support services.

  • Hymarc (www.hymarc.com), a manufacturer of high-performance 3D machine vision systems for reverse engineering and inspection applications.

  • Laser Design Inc. (www.laserdesign.com), a manufacturer of 3D laser digitizing systems used for rapid inspection applications, including verification, manufacturing, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering and process control.

“All of these technologies yield measurable productivity and quality benefits,” says Jon Fjeld, Geomagic's president and CEO. “But understanding how they all work together can be challenging. The Geomagic Solutions Partner program aims at better integrating these technologies and making them easier for our customers to implement.”

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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