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Wednesday, Jul 2, 2003 5:00 AM

PLEASANTON, CA, July 02, 2003- think3, the fastest growing company in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry, today announced an agreement with Geomagic to add reverse engineering capabilities to think3’s best-in-class industrial design solution. This powerful combination will enable product design companies to realize design intent faster and bring high-quality, innovative products to market sooner.

”At its essence, product design is an iterative process, and designs are often modified many times before reaching final approval,” says Dan Meyer, think3 vice president of worldwide marketing. “The combination of Geomagic Studio and think3’s Industrial Design product bundle will dramatically accelerate the process of creating and modifying designs, significantly improving project turnaround time.”

Geomagic’s reverse-engineering product, Geomagic Studio, will allow think3 customers to rapidly capture scan data from a physical part and automatically turn it into accurate polygon and surface models. think3’s Global Shape Modeling technology will then enable them to make precise modifications to those surfaces in hours rather than days or weeks, something no traditional industrial design solution can offer.

“Geomagic technology enables manufacturing companies to digitally reproduce physical models or parts and create customized products with the same efficiency as mass-produced items,” says Jim Johnson, vice president of sales for Geomagic. “Our partnership with think3 provides a complete, end-to-end solution to manufacturers looking for a better way to optimize concept realization.”

The benefits of think3’s partnership with Geomagic are available today to design, engineering and manufacturing companies worldwide.

About think3 Industrial Design Product Bundle

The think3 Industrial Design product bundle includes thinkdesign and thinkshape. thinkdesign, the company's flagship mechanical CAD product, provides superior 2D and 3D design and document management capabilities. thinkshape, powered by think3’s breakthrough Global Shape Modeling technology, offers advanced shape design capabilities and unparalleled surface/solid interoperability, giving industrial designers the levels of freedom and power they need to bring superior, innovative products to market faster.

About think3

think3 is a global provider of integrated product development solutions. The company delivers mechanical design and product data management software combined with expert services to help manufacturers improve their product development effectiveness. think3’s unique business delivery model lowers customers’ upfront risk and investment, removes barriers to adoption and accelerates time-to-market benefits. think3’s more than 5,000 customers include leading companies in industrial machinery, industrial design and mold making. Privately held, think3 is a global organization headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America. For more information visit www.think3.com.

About Geomagic Studio

Geomagic Studio is the world’s best-selling software for reverse engineering. It is also ideal for emerging applications such as mass production of customized items, build-to-order manufacturing, and automatic recreation of legacy parts. The software is built on a modular architecture with three integrated components: Geomagic Capture for processing point data from 3D scanners, Geomagic Wrap for automatically converting point clouds to polygons, and Geomagic Shape for translating complex polygon models into accurate, high-quality NURBS surfaces.

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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