Geomagic user conference showcases diverse DSSP applications, from exposing a phony Picasso to quest for land speed record

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 20, 2009- Geomagic has unveiled the initial conference program for Convergence 2009, which will showcase the widest range of innovative digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) applications ever presented in one place. The annual Geomagic conference will be held February 24-26 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Highlights of the preliminary Convergence 2009 program announced today include:

  • Rus Emerick of Schneider Electric on speeding time to market and return to market;
  • Nancy Hairston of VanDuzen Archives on exposing a fraudulent Picasso;
  • Jason Rodgers of Keystone Dental on breakthroughs in dental implants;
  • Scott Summit of Summit ID on user-centered design as featured on CNBC and The Discovery Channel;
  • Keith Zanghi and Ed Shadle of North American Eagle on the quest to set a new land speed record;
  • Beth Roscoe of Shriners Hospital for Children on revolutionary work in treating cleft lips and palates;
  • Uwe Rossbacher of Autodesk/Alias on digital prototyping in industrial design;
  • Michael Raphael of Direct Dimensions on the industry outlook for 3D scanning technologies.

Bo Burlingham, author of the best-selling book Small Giants, and Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic, will be the keynote speakers at Convergence 2009. Burlingham will address the central theme of Small Giants: how innovative companies have pursued greatness over growth. Fu will share her vision of how emerging technologies will shape the future of global design and manufacturing.

Complementing the conference will be an exhibition of the latest 3D scanning technologies, demonstrations of new and emerging Geomagic products, and social events that provide the opportunity to network and learn in an informal environment.

Three Days, Three Dimensions

Convergence 2009 - with the theme "Three Days, Three Dimensions" - takes place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, a four-diamond facility that's a short ferry ride away from culturally rich downtown Savannah.

About Geomagic

Geomagic ( 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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