3D Imaging Visionary brings the Current of Humanity into Innovation

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 10:27 AM

MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 8, 2012 – Geomagic®, the leading provider of 3D software for creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, today announced that CEO, Ping Fu, an expert in 3D imaging technologies, will be presenting at the scheduled TED@SXSW event being held during SXSW, on Sunday March 11, 2012.

"Innovation," says Ping, "is invention applied. At Geomagic, we want innovation to transcend humanity; it is a higher calling of doing business. The industrial revolution increased productivity and raised standards of living. Digitization is the second economy that is vast, quiet, but with far reaching implications: This is the first time that we can extend our mental selves to solve problems that were unsolvable before."

Geomagic was formed on the vision to apply and adapt 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. This goal has seen itself borne out through innovations that have been life-changing for individuals, communities and mankind as a whole. During her presentation, Ping will describe just a few examples of how humanity has been positively affected through innovation using 3D technology: from scanning the space shuttle, to vastly improved medical treatments for newborn babies, even to fashionable prosthetic devices.

“The three examples I will talk about in the presentation demonstrate how innovations can change the world for just one person or an entire nation,” says Ping. “We are in the second decade of the 21st century, and witnessing starting points of more significant change using 3D technology as we move into the future. 3D printing takes on new importance in our world and software technologies are creating the digital economy that will soon take over the physical one. We make intriguing products, creating more jobs, and experiencing more joy in life by integrating the digital and physical economy.”

Innovation and Humanity – an invitation-only TED@SXSW by Ping Fu, starts at 7:00 pm, March 11, 2012, at the Driskill Hotel Ballroom during the SXSW event.

About Geomagic

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 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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