July 2, 2003 -- think3, the fastest growing company in the product lifecycle
management (PLM) industry, today announced an agreement with Raindrop
Geomagic to add reverse engineering capabilities to think3's
best-in-class industrial design solution. This powerful combination
will enable product design companies to realize design intent faster
and bring high-quality, innovative products to market sooner.
"At its essence, product design is an iterative process, and
designs are often modified many times before reaching final approval,"
says Dan Meyer, think3 vice president of worldwide marketing. "The
combination of Geomagic Studio and think3's Industrial Design product
bundle will dramatically accelerate the process of creating and
modifying designs, significantly improving project turnaround time."
Raindrop Geomagic's reverse-engineering product, Geomagic Studio,
will allow think3 customers to rapidly capture scan data from a
physical part and automatically turn it into accurate polygon and
surface models. think3's Global Shape Modeling technology will then
enable them to make precise modifications to those surfaces in hours
rather than days or weeks, something no traditional industrial design
solution can offer.
"Geomagic technology enables manufacturing companies to digitally
reproduce physical models or parts and create customized products with
the same efficiency as mass-produced items," says Jim Johnson, vice
president of sales for Raindrop Geomagic. "Our partnership with think3
provides a complete, end-to-end solution to manufacturers looking for
a better way to optimize concept realization."
The benefits of think3's partnership with Raindrop Geomagic are
available today to design, engineering and manufacturing companies
About think3 Industrial Design Product Bundle
The think3 Industrial Design product bundle includes thinkdesign
and thinkshape. thinkdesign, the company's flagship mechanical CAD
product, provides superior 2D and 3D design and document management
capabilities. thinkshape, powered by think3's breakthrough Global
Shape Modeling technology, offers advanced shape design capabilities
and unparalleled surface/solid interoperability, giving industrial
designers the levels of freedom and power they need to bring superior,
innovative products to market faster.
think3 is a global provider of integrated product development
solutions. The company delivers mechanical design and product data
management software combined with expert services to help
manufacturers improve their product development effectiveness.
think3's unique business delivery model lowers customers' upfront risk
and investment, removes barriers to adoption and accelerates
time-to-market benefits. think3's more than 5,000 customers include
leading companies in industrial machinery, industrial design and mold
making. Privately held, think3 is a global organization headquartered
in Pleasanton, California, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and
North America. For more information visit
About Geomagic Studio
Geomagic Studio is the world's best-selling software for reverse
engineering. It is also ideal for emerging applications such as mass
production of customized items, build-to-order manufacturing, and
automatic recreation of legacy parts. The software is built on a
modular architecture with three integrated components: Geomagic
Capture for processing point data from 3D scanners, Geomagic Wrap for
automatically converting point clouds to polygons, and Geomagic Shape
for translating complex polygon models into accurate, high-quality
About Raindrop Geomagic
Raindrop Geomagic (
www.geomagic.com) provides software that
enables closed-loop processes for reverse engineering, mass
customization and quality assurance. Manufacturers worldwide -
including Toyota, Harley-Davidson, Boeing, Fisher-Price, Align and
many others - turn to Raindrop Geomagic to provide the technology for
customizing products, automating processes, and increasing throughput.
CONTACT: think3, Inc Sylvie Leotin, 925/201-2330 Fax: 925/469-0188 Email: Email Contact Web: www.think3.com or Northlich Mike Freeman, 513/287-1803 Fax: 513/455-4663 Email: Email Contact