Award is the fifth for company's technology innovations

Friday, May 5, 2006 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 5, 2006- Geomagic® (www.geomagic.com), a worldwide software and services firm headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, announced today that it has been issued a U.S. patent for its process of automatically generating 3D digital models from scanned point-cloud data. The wrap process now protected under U.S. patent 7,023,432 is used throughout the Geomagic product line.

“We constantly strive to bring new innovations to our customers,” says Mike Facello, director of research and development for Geomagic. “Patented technology is the cornerstone of our unique product offerings. We are driven to bring highly valuable solutions to serve the needs of the engineering and design industries.”

The company holds four other patents, including awards for morphing technology, color scan data processing, and automatic polygon-to-NURBS conversion, and has several additional patent applications pending.

The patented Geomagic wrap process is used widely in dental, hearing and other custom manufacturing applications where simplicity, automation and throughput are critical to successfully transitioning from manual to digital processes. The company cites four major advantages of the patented process:

  • It handles any type of scanned data, providing a universal interface to all 3D data capture devices.
  • Point clouds exceeding 100 million points can be processed significantly faster than before using memory-efficient algorithms, while maintaining accuracy.
  • It provides fully automatic 3D geometry processing, quickly transforming points into detailed polygon models.
  • The resulting shape can be easily edited without losing the integrity of geometric and topological properties.

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, Inc.
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