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Geomagic and Nikon Metrology Partner to Offer Integrated Scanning Solution

Nikon’s range of 3-D handheld scanners now integrated with Geomagic software

Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 10:35

(Geomagic: Leuven, Belgium) -- Geomagic and Nikon Metrology recently announced a cooperative agreement that enables Nikon Metrology to fully integrate and offer its entire range of handheld 3-D laser scanners with Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, and Geomagic Wrap software.

This partnership enables customers to seamlessly collect scan data directly from Nikon scanners into Geomagic Studio software for processing 3-D polygon, surface, and parametric models for reverse engineering, product design, rapid prototyping, and analysis. Similarly, scan data are immediately passed to Geomagic Qualify to graphically and rapidly compare as-built parts with digital reference models for first-article inspection, production inspection, and supplier quality management.

As a plug-in to Geomagic, the Nikon Metrology API manages point-cloud acquisition by controlling all interaction between the new-generation digital ModelMaker laser scanners and handheld localizer of choice. Highly accurate and reliable, Nikon metrology API delivers control tools for the laser scanner, including scanner parameter modification or running of qualification routines. The resulting point-cloud data are fed directly into Geomagic in real time, ready for processing into usable 3-D data and models.

“This integration of Nikon Metrology data with Geomagic software products aligns with our belief that obtaining and using 3-D data should be as easy and simple as possible,” says Tom Kurke, chief operating officer of Geomagic. “As part of our continuous efforts to integrate leading handheld point cloud digitizers, we see it as a big step forward that ModelMaker scanners can be interfaced with and directly controlled from within Geomagic.”

Jos Jans, Nikon Metrology executive vice president of marketing, adds that Geomagic software users now have direct access to the best digital laser scanning technology, offering high accuracy, fast data capture, and automatic laser intensity adaptation to scan nearly all surfaces. “The plug-in offers design and manufacturing engineers fast-lane access to first-class laser scanners, while enjoying the convenience of the point-cloud software environment they know inside out,” he says

Geomagic Wrap, Geomagic Studio, and Geomagic Qualify are all available as 30-day free trial downloads. To register, visit www.geomagic.com.

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Geomagic Inc. and Nikon Metrology Inc.

Geomagic Inc. is a leading provider of 3-D software for creating digital models of physical objects. Professionals involved in the design, reverse engineering, and inspection of parts and products use Geomagic software to shorten time to market and improve quality. Visit www.geomagic.com.

Nikon Metrology Inc. offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art vision measuring instruments complemented with optical and mechanical 3-D metrology solutions. Systems are available in both fixed and portable configurations, equipped with single or multiple sensors.