Supports Customer Demand for Advanced Non-Contact Measurement Systems

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 25, 2006- Geomagic®, a worldwide software and services firm headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, announces support for the Steinbichler and Leica T-Scan hand-held laser scanners. The new plugins provide real-time processing of large objects for a flexible and accurate reverse-engineering solution.

The free plugins, available through or directly from Steinbichler, are fully integrated with Geomagic Qualify computer-aided inspection and Geomagic Studio digital reconstruction software.

“With the introduction of a real-time interface for the measurement systems from Steinbichler and Leica, we are offering best-in-class reverse engineering, inspection and other engineering solutions to customers worldwide,” says Andrew Stein, vice president of marketing, product management and business development for Geomagic. “This further extends Geomagic software to support the specific needs of our customers in automotive and aerospace industries, and our focus on sheet-metal, powertrain and turbine solutions.”

“We are excited that the leading DSSP platform of choice for non-contact measurement systems has invested in research and development to support our T-scan products to satisfy the needs of our mutual customers,” says Dr. Marcus Steinbichler, CEO of Steinbichler Optotechnik. “This validates the Steinbichler metrology family and ensures customers will have the premier software solution to serve their PCMM (portable CMM) needs.”

The T-Scan high-speed hand-held and portable (unattached) scanner can digitize large objects with speed and efficiency, and without the need for photogrammetric targets or powdering. The plugins integrate the T-Scan scanner with Geomagic software for real-time scanning directly within a unique interface. The T-Probe, Leica's armless touch-probe solution, can also be used with the plug-in.

The Steinbichler and Leica T-Scan plugins for Geomagic software provide capabilities for real-time processing during scanning that include:

  • Real-time data acquisition and visualization
  • Automatic scan data filtering and ordering as scan data is being captured
  • User-defined clipping plane (all data below this plane is clipped)
  • All scans in a single coordinate system. This eliminates the need for manual registration and reduces post-scanning processing
  • Adjustable noise reduction and sampling controls
  • Variable filter angle to remove data not picked up accurately by the scanner and improve surface data quality
  • Real-time 3D comparison that provides instant feedback on inspection results during the scanning process

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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