Monday, Feb 16, 2004 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 16, 2004- Geomagic Studio and Qualify from Geomagic have been selected as two of the top software products of 2003 by IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, a leading industry trade publication.

Geomagic Studio is used by manufacturers worldwide for mass production of customized devices, build-to-order manufacturing, and automatic re-creation of physical parts and molds. Geomagic Qualify enables manufacturers to compare 3D scan data of a built part with the original computer-aided design model. It is used by manufacturers such as Square D and BMW to increase the speed and accuracy of first-article inspection and parts verification.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition for two products in the same year from such a prestigious publication,” says Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic. “IEEE CG&A is read by computer graphics professionals in every field throughout the world.”

IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications is a specialty publication of IEEE, a non-profit, technical professional association with more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. The top software selections are made by the publication’s editorial board, which comprises 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, 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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