Seoul, South Korea - May 30, 2008, INUS Technology, Inc., the developer of Rapidform® 3D scanning software, announced that it is sponsoring The Pierre Bézier Award for Solid, Geometric and Physical Modeling and Applications. The award will be presented by the Solid Modeling Association during the closing ceremony of the ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium 2008 (SPM'08).
First bestowed in 2007, the Solid Modeling Association (www.SolidModeling.org) created the prestigious Pierre Bézier Award to recognize an individual or group for contributions made to the solid, geometric and physical modeling communities. According to the association, recipients' contributions are to be enduring and of major technical importance.
Calvin J. Hur, senior vice president of marketing & global sales for INUS Technology, stated, "Our financial support of The Pierre Bézier Award underscores INUS Technology's commitment to research for the advancement of the computations, algorithms and data structures that depict the physical world in digital representations. We are very pleased to play a role, albeit small, in making this award possible."
The Pierre Bézier Award was established with the approval and support of the Bézier family. The Solid Modeling Association elected to name the award in his honor because of his pioneering work that led the transformation of design and manufacturing though the application of computer-aided design and three-dimensional modeling.
According to Hur, "Rapidform is proud to sponsor an award that honors the work of a man like Bézier and the contributions of the award's recipients. These advances are integral to our Rapidform 3D scanning software and the CAD/CAM programs with which it interfaces."Hur noted that INUS Technology plans to sponsor similar awards that recognize advancements in modeling technology, CAD/CAM capability and 3D scanning operation.
ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium 2008 will be held at Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York, USA) from June 2 – 4, 2008.
About INUS Technology Inc. INUS Technology helps companies unlock the power of 3D scanning. The company's software solutions are the most widely installed products for reverse engineering, 3D imaging and inspection using 3D scan data around the globe. Rapidform makes 3D scanning an extremely powerful tool for a variety of applications and is used in fields such as manufacturing, R&D, quality inspection, medical research and civil engineering. Leading companies including Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Volkswagen, Hitachi, Panasonic, Oakley, Samsung, Sony, Alcoa, and Benteler use Rapidform's advanced technology to innovate throughout their research, design, manufacturing and quality control processes. For more information, please visit http://www.rapidform.com