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SpaceClaim Signs an OEM Agreement with Geomagic for a Revolutionary New Product for Designing from Scan Data; New Geomagic Spark Product Debuts Today at Euromold 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany, November 27, 2012 -- SpaceClaim, the leading provider of flexible and affordable 3D for engineering design and manufacturing, today announced an OEM agreement with Geomagic® to deliver the first-ever product for designing 3D parts directly from 3D scan data. The resultant product, Geomagic Spark™, is being announced at the EuroMold 2012 Exhibition.

SpaceClaim’s breakthrough products have revolutionized the CAD industry, by offering a predictive and easy-to-use 3D direct modeling framework where users can intuitively interact with models and forgo the intricacies and limitations of complex, multi-level feature trees. Such a level of simplicity makes it easy for any engineer or designer to create and design precise 3D models, allowing organizations to close the gaps between engineering, design, and manufacturing. As a result, product engineers can swiftly create manufacturable designs and bring new products to market faster than ever.

Geomagic Spark enters the market as the only 3D tool that combines scan capture tools, robust 3D point and mesh editing capabilities, comprehensive CAD design and assembly modeling, and 2D drawing creation in one complete application. It was created through the use of the SpaceClaim API (Application Program Interface) which allowed Geomagic’s advanced point and mesh processing tools to be integrated into SpaceClaim’s 3D direct modeling environment. Designers can simply scan directly into Geomagic Spark or load an existing point cloud or polygon model. From there, they choose from a wide range of automated tools to create or improve a polygon mesh, such as sampling, reducing noise, point to mesh wrapping, and repairing holes. Once the mesh is prepared, users simply transfer the mesh to the design window with a single mouse click.

“The business acumen of SpaceClaim has enabled a ground-breaking new product to become real,” said Tom Kurke, President and COO, Geomagic. “As SpaceClaim’s partner, we enjoy a great working relationship with them, and appreciate their responsiveness to our technical and business needs. SpaceClaim’s strong development code and superb technical support only adds positively to the entire experience of developing a significant new product such as Geomagic Spark.”

The partnership agreement was completed just nine months ago, after the original ‘Go to SpaceClaim’ function in Geomagic Studio 2012 was released last year. After this successful initial development process, customer demand for a more integrated version of both 3D scan and direct modeling functionality encouraged the two teams to look at a closer relationship. The companies have agreed to a multi-year agreement where SpaceClaim is embedded into the new Geomagic Spark product.

“Geomagic Spark, the seamless fusion of Geomagic and SpaceClaim technology, is a product that ushers in a completely new way to scan and design parts in 3D,” said Chris Randles, President and CEO, SpaceClaim. “The fact that this exciting and revolutionary new product was completed in such a short time is testament to how well both companies collaborated to bring together their respective technologies, share ideas, and create exciting new capabilities. We look forward to continuing to work with Geomagic, as Spark wins new customers and introduces them to SpaceClaim’s unique and innovative 3D direct modeling environment.”

Geomagic Spark will be available at the end of January 2013. Selected users will perform beta trials in due course. After its release in January 2013, free trials of Geomagic Spark will be available at www.geomagic.com. Existing users of SpaceClaim who wish to take advantage of the capabilities of Geomagic Spark will be able to find information about how and where to buy in January at www.spaceclaim.com.

Geomagic will be presenting Geomagic Spark at Euromold 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, November 27-30, 2012. SpaceClaim will also be exhibiting at Euromold in Hall 11, Stand E49.

About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim, the leading provider of 3D Direct Modeling software, develops the best direct modeling solution for engineering and manufacturing. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Toyota Motor Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, Bosch, TE Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, Ford Motor Company, LG Electronics, Eaton, K2 Medical Systems, Emhart Glass, Carl Zeiss, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Needham Capital. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit www.spaceclaim.com.


SpaceClaim is a registered trademark of SpaceClaim Corporation. Geomagic and Geomagic Spark are trademarks or registered trademarks of Geomagic Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.