Latest patent further strengthens company's intellectual property

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2002 5:00 AM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 30, 2002- Geomagic 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 6,377,865 is used throughout the Geomagic product line.

"This is confirmation that our wrap process is unique and proprietary," says Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic. "We will continue to be aggressive in seeking patents for our proprietary technology and protecting those patents." The company also holds a patent for morphing technology and has five additional patent applications pending.

Geomagic's 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 can handle any kind of scanned data, providing a universal interface to all 3D data capture devices.
  • 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.
  • It provides filters that enable efficiency in processing very large sets of measurements without sacrificing accuracy.

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) provides 3D photography solutions for digital manufacturing, mass customization and quality assurance. In addition to its flagship products, Geomagic Studio and Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic offers customized software for vertical markets such as hearing instruments and dental devices. Manufacturers worldwide - including Toyota, Harley-Davidson, Fisher-Price, Align and many others - turn to Geomagic to provide the technology for customizing products, automating processes, and increasing throughput.

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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