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Thor3D partners with 3D Systems to offer Geomagic software

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Thor3D, a leading Russian manufacturer of 3D scanning equipment, is partnering with 3D Systems to resell the American AM industry leader’s 3D Geomagic software, including Geomagic Wrap, Geomagic Design X, and Geomagic Control X.

3D Systems, which is known as a 3D printer manufacturers and the first company to commercialize a stereolithographic system in 1986, also offers a very wide selection of 3D software for both process management and reverse engineering. Engineering software from 3D Systems enable the creation of 3D data from scans, design and using that data in manufacturing, 3D printing and 3D inspection of production parts.

Thor3D’s Drake and, the recently announced, Calibry scanners are professional and affordable systems that can scan difficult surfaces such as shiny/black objects and sharp edges. “This is hopefully only the first step in our collaboration. We are discussing ways to integrate our software and hardware, as well as ways we can build a closer bond between the companies business-wise,” said Thor3D’s CEO Anna Zevelyov.

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A 3D workflow integrating 3D scanning and Geomagic software

Geomagic Design X is 3D Systems’ reverse engineering software, combining history-based CAD with 3D scan data processing to create feature-based, editable solid models compatible with existing CAD software. The software is purpose-built for converting 3D scan data into high-quality feature-based CAD models, through a combination of automatic and guided solid model extraction, surface fitting to organic 3D scans, mesh editing and point cloud processing. Scanning prototypes, existing parts, tooling or related objects, and creating designs in a fraction of the time it would take to manually measure and create CAD models from scratch, can dramatically reduce time to market.

Geomagic Wrap is primarily a toolbox to transform 3D scan data and imported files into 3D models for immediate use. It enables users to transform point cloud data, probe data and imported 3D formats (STL, OBJ, etc.) into 3D polygon meshes for use in manufacturing, analysis, design, entertainment, archeology and analysis. As part of a 3D digital thread, Geomagic Wrap provides the digital bridge to create data to use directly in 3D printing, milling, archiving and other 3D applications.

Finally, Geomagic Control X is a professional metrology software used to capture and process the data from 3D scanners and other devices to measure, understand, and communicate inspection results.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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