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Friday, Jul 21, 2000 5:00 AM

MORRISVILLE, NC, July 21, 2000- Geomagic announces a port of its Geomagic Studio 3.0 software to the Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating environment. Geomagic Studio 3.0 is a major new release of Geomagic's software that simplifies and streamlines the process of creating precise 3D computer models for design, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, 3D Web content and other applications. It is scheduled for release this fall.

"Sun Microsystems is a dominant player in the major markets for Geomagic Studio, especially engineering and the '.com' world," says Jon Fjeld, Geomagic's CEO and president. "We expect this to open up the market for more professionals to discover the benefits of using Geomagic Studio to easily create a single 3D model that can be used for engineering, manufacturing, animation and Web-based applications."

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, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe, Geomagic Spark, Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Omni, Freeform, Claytools, Sensable and Sensable Technologies, Inc. are trademarks or registered trademarks of Geomagic Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Rachael Taggart
Geomagic, Inc.
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