Leuven, Belgium and Research Triangle Park, NC June 7, 2011 – Geomagic® and Nikon Metrology today announced a new cooperative agreement that enables Nikon Metrology to fully integrate and offer its entire range of handheld 3D laser scanners with Geomagic Studio®, Geomagic Qualify™, and Geomagic Wrap®.
This partnership enables customers to seamlessly collect scan data directly from Nikon scanners into Geomagic Studio software for processing 3D polygon, surface and parametric models for reverse engineering, product design, rapid prototyping and analysis. Similarly, scan data is immediately passed to Geomagic Qualify to graphically and rapidly compare as-built parts with digital reference models for first-article inspection, production inspection and supplier quality management.
As a plug-in to Geomagic, the Nikon Metrology API manages point cloud acquisition by controlling all interaction between the new generation digital ModelMaker laser scanners and handheld localizer of choice. Highly accurate and reliable, it delivers control tools for the laser scanner, including scanner parameter modification or running of qualification routines. The resulting point cloud data is fed directly into Geomagic in real time, ready for processing into usable 3D data and models.
"This integration of Nikon Metrology data with Geomagic software products aligns with our belief that obtaining and using 3D data should be as easy and simple as possible," said Tom Kurke, COO, Geomagic. "As part of our continuous efforts to integrate leading handheld point cloud digitizers, we see it as a big step forward that ModelMaker scanners can be interfaced with and directly controlled from within Geomagic."
Jos Jans, Nikon Metrology Executive VP Marketing, adds that Geomagic software users now have direct access to the best digital laser scanning technology, offering high accuracy, fast data capture and automatic laser intensity adaptation to scan nearly all surfaces. "The plug-in offers design and manufacturing engineers fast-lane access to first-class laser scanners, while enjoying the convenience of the point cloud software environment they know inside out."
Geomagic Wrap, Geomagic Studio and Geomagic Qualify are all available as 30-day free trial downloads. To register, visit www.geomagic.com.
About Nikon Metrology
Nikon Metrology offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology's innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time. Further information is available on www.nikonmetrology.com
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 Davidson, Timberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, 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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Renaat Van Cauter
Director Marketing Communications
Nikon Metrology NV
B3001 Leuven, Belgium
Tel +32 16 74 01 00