3D Systems to acquire Geomagic

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3D Systems, a leading global provider of content-to-print solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire software specialist Geomagic.

Geomagic's powerful 3D software capabilities, including capture, mesh editing, design, sculpting, inspection and haptic solutions, expand 3D System's content-to-print portfolio of 3D printers, materials, global services, consumer products and solutions and complementary software solutions, including Rapidform. Geomagic's co-founder and CEO, Ms Ping Fu, will become 3D Systems' vice president and chief strategy officer, once the acquisition is complete, which is expected during the first quarter of 2013. Geomagic was established in 1997. Said Ms Ping-Fu: "We have worked with 3D Systems for many years to accelerate adoption of 3D content-to-print solutions and believe that now is the right time to combine our efforts to further democratise access to design and 3D printing. "Joining 3D Systems provides us with the scale, resources and strategic platform to realise our shared vision of delivering functional, affordable and extensible 3D authoring solutions for the benefit of professional designers and engineers, as well as the exciting maker's movement." Read the remarkable story about Ping-Fu at the link below.