Geomagic Piano, built on a decade of proven clinical and laboratory success, debuts at the International Dental Show 2007 in Cologne, Germany

Monday, Mar 19, 2007 5:00 AM

Research Triangle Park, N.C., March 19, 2007- Geomagic® (www.geomagic.com), a worldwide software and services company, announces the launch of Geomagic Piano, a modular dental CAD/CAM software package with a built-in open-development platform. Clinically tested for over a decade by visionary dental equipment manufacturers, Geomagic Piano's proven technology enables the integration and creation of best-in-class turnkey solutions for the digital preparation and production of dental restorations.

Geomagic Piano supports dental chair-side and laboratory systems with the accuracy and automation needed to meet the most challenging chair requirements. Geomagic Piano streamlines the imaging, design and production workflow. It is the only fully open software system that provides interoperability with all types of input imaging devices, including intra-oral scanners, CBCTs and desktop scanners, as well as a full range of output devices, such as CAM software, CNC milling equipment and rapid prototyping machines.

Geomagic Piano enables better dental care for patients and dramatic productivity gains for dental labs. Based on more than 10 years of research and development performed in close collaboration with leading dental companies, including KaVo in general dentistry, Align Technology and Ormco in orthodontics, and Atlantis Components in custom abutments, Geomagic Piano is proven as a trusted platform for custom dental software development. Geomagic Piano was designed by the company's world-class research and development team, who are experts in 3D imaging technology, CAD/CAM software systems and dental best practices.

“Geomagic Piano is an expression of our vision for the future of digital dental technology and services,” says Ping Fu, Geomagic chairman, president and CEO. “Geomagic Piano provides a world-class, customizable, modular solution that gives the dental industry an open digital platform for dental reconstruction. The launch of Geomagic Piano establishes a foundation for new standards, paradigms and quality in dental patient care and dental lab productivity.”

Geomagic Piano accurately reconstructs scan data of teeth, maxillary and mandibular arches, and jaw structure to facilitate work that ranges from custom implant abutment design to the design of crowns and bridges. Built on Geomagic's Agile Development Platform, Geomagic Piano is designed to allow dental equipment manufacturers to quickly integrate it into their own applications and customize the software to meet their specific needs.

By leveraging Geomagic Piano technology and the Geomagic Agile Development Platform, dental equipment manufacturers can achieve a rapid development framework that shortens time-to-market and permits the integration of legacy systems with leading-edge technology. Geomagic Piano's open platform enables immediate interoperability with imaging and manufacturing systems to provide a standardized software interface that reduces training times for distributors and end-users.

Geomagic offers a range of solution options, including the integration of the standard suite of Geomagic software modules, creation of custom add-ons that extend the standard suite, and the development of completely customized applications built to a particular manufacturer's specifications. Throughout the customization and integration process, Geomagic experts are available every step of the way from requirements definition to solution design and implementation.

The Geomagic Piano suite of software modules includes Geomagic Prepare, Geomagic Implant, Geomagic Work, and Geomagic Restore. Geomagic Prepare and Geomagic Implant are the first modules available in the suite; the remaining modules will be available in the fall of 2007. To learn more about Geomagic solutions for the dental industry, please visit Geomagic's dental products.

Geomagic dental technology experts will be on-hand to showcase Geomagic Piano in hall 4.1, booth F090 at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2007 in Cologne, Germany, March 20-24.

German version of press release.



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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