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The printing and prototyping group 3D Systems acquired CAD software developer Geomagic earlier this year and indicated it is introducing new desktop designtomanufacturing tools

Desktop Design-to-Manufacturing Tools

May 25, 2013
Content-to-print technology Scanning and design software

3D SYSTEMS launched integrated design-to-manufacturing software tools under its Geomagic Solutions brand, combining 3D Systems’ comprehensive reverse engineering tools together with affordable mechanical CAD, fully automated inspection, and verification software, with haptic modeling, to establish intra-operable design functionality. Geomagic includes a voxel-based modeler that is 3D printer-ready, enhancing engineering productivity and parts manufacturability.

3D Systems supplies content-to-print solutions, including 3D printers, print materials, and on-demand custom parts services. It also provides CAD modeling, reverse engineering, and inspection software tools, and consumer 3D printers, apps and services.

Geomagic’s scanning and design software captures and models 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. It produces 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 used by customers in aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, research, education, moldmaking, and other industries.

“We are thrilled to re-shape the engineers’ desktop with game-changing, design-to-manufacturing tools that deliver enhanced productivity and embedded manufacturability,” according to Calvin Hur, vice president and general manager, 3D Systems Geomagic Solutions. “We are committed to provide optimal support for our new and existing products, ensuring our customers’ continuity and best overall experience.”