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Legendary Team Joins Geomagic at IMTS to Show How 3D Scanning Technology Helped Shape the Vehicle for the Land Speed Record Attempt

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 5:00 AM

MORRISVILLE, N.C.  -- August 27, 2012 –   Geomagic®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, announced that legendary racer Ed Shadle will detail the epic 12-year effort of his group, North American Eagle, in a bid to recapture the world land speed record with the help of 3D software from Geomagic, during sessions at the International Manufacturing and Technology Show (IMTS 2012) at McCormick Place, Chicago, September 10 through 14. 

car-4-web-300.pngIn public talks as well as private media interviews, Shadle and co-founder Keith Zanghi will relate the backstory of how they adapted a F-104 fighter jet to take a run at the world record of 763 miles per hour set in 1997 by the British. Shadle, who holds personal auto racing records from the 1980s, will explain his inspiration for the project, and his engineering gotchas that challenged the project from the start.

Mixing tales of what it feels like to drive a rocket across the ground, with the engineering challenges that involves, Shadle will explain how Geomagic Studio software helped the team shape the design of the rebuilt jet so it had aerodynamically-perfect contours. By converting the point cloud data that emerges from 3D scanning into surface data, Geomagic Studio created the watertight 3D data that enabled the complex engineering analyses essential to rebuilding the 45,500 h.p. vehicle.

nae-blue-web-300.pngThroughout the event, Geomagic will be delivering demonstrations of the industry’s most advanced 3D inspection and reverse engineering software. Geomagic Design X is the industry’s most easy-to-use, intelligent solution for transforming 3D scan data into highly accurate polygon and native CAD models for reverse engineering, product design, rapid prototyping and analysis. Working alongside Geomagic Control X, a metrology product which delivers measurement and comparison of as-built data to original design data, these industrial-grade products deliver productivity, process and quality improvements to manufacturers worldwide.

Visit the Geomagic booth (E-5422) at anytime during the event to see how advanced 3D scanning and inspection software can help your manufacturing operation. The North American Eagle Team will be available with Geomagic at the following times:

        Monday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. CT

        Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. CT

        Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT

        Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. CT

        Individual media interviews are available by appointment

Find out more about Geomagic and its Freeform products at www.geomagic.com and www.sensable.com. Find out the progress of the North American Eagle landspeed record bid at http://www.landspeed.com/.

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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