May 23, 2011

Geomagic Releases Wrap OEM Edition for Complete Scan-to-3D Hardware and Software Solutions

Six 3D optical and laser scanner hardware manufacturers sign up to deliver solutions.

Geomagic, a leading 3D reverse engineering and inspection software developer, today announced the availability of its Geomagic Wrap® OEM Edition software for integrated scan-to-3D solutions.

Wrap OEM Edition is a special version of Geomagic Wrap and delivers fast, professional-grade 3D polygonal models direct from 3D scan data. It is designed for inclusion with a new breed of scanning devices, creating a complete hardware and software solution for accurately producing digital models of physical objects - at a market-changing low price point.

The software combines Geomagic's automated 3D point cloud merge and registration with sophisticated clean-up tools and rapid, accurate polygon mesh generation. After enhancement with included sculpting, trimming and shelling tools, 3D digital models can be used in downstream applications such as 3D printing and digital content creation for visualization, entertainment, archival and medical applications. Models can be exported in a variety of formats, including STL, OBJ and 3D PDF.

Six scanner hardware manufacturers have already agreed to include Wrap OEM Edition with their 3D scanners. These include Creaform, 3D3 Solutions, 3D Digital, Noomeo, Open Technologies and Vialux.

Creaform, for example, includes Geomagic Wrap OEM Edition with every one of its Gemini and MegaCapturor scanners. These scanners are used for human body scanning in medical, multi-media, virtual reality and other similar applications.

“Creaform’s Body Digitizer products allow very fast scanning of the human body, now bundled with Geomagic OEM Wrap Edition,” said Francois Leclerc, Creaform Body Digitizers product manager, Creaform. “This new package offers Creaform’s acquisition speed and reliability, backed up by the power and performance of the Geomagic software, at a very aggressive retail price.”

Vialux zSnapper digitizers, used for rapid scanning for forensic, plastic surgery and biometric industries, will also be sold as a complete solution with Geomagic Wrap OEM Edition.

“Customers are very excited about our complete zSnapper digitizer solution now that we have combined the DLP® scanners with Wrap OEM Edition,” said Roland Hofling, CEO, Vialux GmbH. “With this agreement, we can immediately provide all the tools they need to do their work.”

"With Wrap OEM Edition, we are very pleased to enable scanner manufacturers to deliver a complete hardware and software solution in a single, easy-to-buy package," said Tom Kurke, COO, Geomagic. "The new price points for these combined solutions will introduce powerful scanning and modeling technology to a new class of customer".

Over the coming months, Geomagic will also rapidly expand the number of scanner partners bundling Wrap OEM Edition with their scanners.