Agreement provides one-stop shopping for 3D photography applications

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 11, 2002- Geomagic and Open Technologies s.r.l. (Brescia, Italy) have signed an OEM agreement to provide new integrated 3D technologies to scanning customers worldwide.

Under the agreement, Geomagic will support Open Technologies scanner drivers in its Geomagic Studio software, and Open Technologies will bundle Geomagic software with its 3D scanners. The agreement allows customers to go to one source for digital 3D scanning and modeling solutions.

Geomagic's software enables 3D photography, which fully automates the capture, processing and production of 3D models. 3D photography is the driving force behind such processes as digital manufacturing, mass customization, computer-aided inspection, and 3D graphics for archiving and marketing.

"We are pleased to form a close business relationship with Open Technologies," says Ping Fu, president and CEO of Geomagic. "We are impressed by their advanced scanning system and by their people, who share our vision and enthusiasm. Customers will now have one-stop shopping for a complete 3D photography solution, from scanning to automatic generation of accurate digital models, or to verify a built part against a digital master."

"Geomagic is the industry leader in providing software solutions that make scan data valuable in manufacturing processes such as reverse engineering and quality inspection," says Matteo Manerba, sales and quality assurance manager of Open Technologies s.r.l. "Open Technologies scanners equipped with Geomagic software give our customers fully integrated systems with reliable performance."

Open Technologies s.r.l. was formed based on technology developed by the engineering research laboratories at the University of Brescia in Italy. The company's 3Dshape optic survey system allows users to acquire data from a physical object without any direct contact. In addition to developing high-definition sensors and quality control systems, the company provides specialized personnel for data acquisition and application consulting.

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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