Friday, Mar 22, 2002 4:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 22, 2002 Geomagic Qualify 4.0 software has been named one of the top 10 products at the 2002 National Design Engineering Show (NDES) by Cadence, a leading publication for the computer-aided design industry.

"Get ready for a new acronym and for Geomagic to be a path-breaking company in demonstrating the value of a new digital approach," the Cadence editors stated about Geomagic Qualify 4.0 and its new process for computer-aided inspection (CAI). "[Geomagic] Qualify allows laser scans of parts to be analyzed and compared against the part master in a fraction of the time manual metrology methods take - it's as much as 1,000 times faster. This represents breakthrough technology of the type that Geomagic has a well-earned reputation for developing."

Geomagic Qualify 4.0 enables automated, 3D graphical inspection for the following applications:

  • first-article inspection
  • tool validation
  • wear analysis
  • object alignment (datum-based, 3-2-1 or best-fit)
  • 2D and 3D dimensional analysis (whole part, sectional or part print)
  • reporting (graphical or tabular)

The new software takes advantage of the latest technology in 3D laser scanners that can capture thousands of data points per second. It also works with large and small point clouds from CMMs, articulated arms and other data acquisition devices. Point clouds collected by the scanner are automatically processed within Geomagic Qualify and turned into 3D graphics displays to provide a visual comparison between the CAD model and the manufactured part or prototype.

Geomagic Qualify will be available in May 2002, exclusively from Geomagic and its distributors. For more information, visit Geomagic Qualify.

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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