Geomagic, provider of 3D software for capturing, creating and inspecting digital models of physical objects, has acquired Sensable Technology Inc.’s 3D design and haptics businesses. Sensable, of Wilmington, Mass., USA, is a leading developer of volumetric CAD/CAM solutions and the inventor of Phantom force-feedback haptic devices that simulate the physical sensation of touch in the virtual world.
“Geomagic specializes in capturing digital data from the real world and real people. Now we can add the sensation of touch as well. Sight and feel are two major human sensibilities that enhance the design experience,” said Ping Fu, CEO of Geomagic. “For Geomagic customers, Sensable solutions are a natural extension for modeling and enhancing the scan data from Geomagic; for Sensable customers, starting with a scanned model rather than a blank screen makes it far easier and faster to start a design, requires less time to sculpt the 3D model and the finished designs can be exchanged into CAD surfaces using the Geomagic family of software. The synergies will be of tremendous value to existing and new customers.”