Rapidform and Geomagic Join Forces as Part of 3D Systems



As many of you know, 3D Systems acquired Rapidform on October 9, 2012.  The company also acquired Geomagic in February of this year.  We’re thrilled to welcome our new Geomagic colleagues to 3D Systems, and are excited to combine our technologies and provide the most amazing software for 3D scanning!

Avi Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems, remarked that “our complementary capabilities in product development, channel coverage and marketing combined with greater efficiencies are sure to result in more affordable -and user friendly solutions that will delight our customers and could present attractive long term shareholder value.  In line with that, we intend to expand the range of our 3D authoring solutions further into new manufacturing and consumer applications and concurrently maintain and enhance the existing Geomagic and Rapidform product lines.”

Calvin Hur, VP & General Manager, Computer Aided Tools, is looking forward to “building upon the innovative accomplishments inspired by our new colleagues from Geomagic in the past decade. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best 3D content-to-print solutions to this growing market.”
Read the official press release

Trivia Question

Which movie has used 3D authoring software for visual effects from the 3D Systems software portfolio?

  • What Dreams May Come (1998)
  • Sector 7 (2011)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
     

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Tech Tip

Scan-to-Print: How to use reverse engineering software to create a 3D printed object 
This technical tip will show how a 3D scan of a blade part is modeled into a parametric CAD-ready file and then used to create a real part in the ZPrinter 450 3D printer. 

 

Get the full explanation at support.rapidform.com

Featured Video

Scan-to-Print: How to make your own Phone Case

Learn how to create a functional custom phone case using Rapidform XOR ready for 3D Printing! 

 

Learn about:

  1. How to create CAD models from scan data, and personalize them just by changing single parameters
  2. The secret to creating a fully parametric model without any dependency breaks
  3. How to alter a design for individual mass customization
  4. Why organizations like Audi, Samsung, the U.S. Air Force and other forward-looking companies use Rapidform software.

Find this webinar on the Rapidform YouTube channel www.youtube.com/Rapidform

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Upcoming Events

Find all future events on the Rapidform Events Calendar.

[EMEA] Develop3D Live 2013

Accelerating Product Development to Manufacture

  • When: 16 April 2013
  • Where: Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, UK
  • Visit: stand 14 + 15 

Contact tom.charron@3dsystems.com to schedule a meeting onsite.

[APAC] FARO 3D Documentation Conference

Exhibition Connecting 3D Communities

Contact ap.sales@rapidform.com to schedule a meeting onsite.

[Americas] EASTEC 2013

Eastern States Exposition, hosted by SME

  • When: 14 – 16 May 2013
  • Where: West Springfield, MA, USA
  • Visit: booth # 3027 

Contact us.sales@rapidform.com to schedule a meeting onsite.

[EMEA] Control 2013

International trade fair for quality assurance

  • When: 14 – 17 May 2013
  • Where: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Visit: Hall 5 Stand 5318

Contact eu.sales@rapidform.com to schedule a meeting onsite.

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