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3D Systems Launches Geomagic Control X 2018 to Drive Manufacturing Software Industry

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At EMO Hannover 2017, 3D Systems launched Geomagic Control X 2018, a leading inspection software, as well as GibbsCAM 12, a CAM software for production parts. Designed and created by the people who invented 3D printing and modern 3D scan data processing and inspection, Geomagic Control X 2018 builds upon its foundation to meet the demands of aerospace and automotive manufacturers.

Offering the same easy-to-use tools as the previous version of the platform, Geomagic Control X 2018’s scanner-agnostic platform also provides integrated capabilities including simplified and automated airfoil analysis, surface-analysis tools to instantly identify corrosion and denting, and comparative analysis tools. Customers are now able to import legacy files from Geomagic Control 2015, allowing for improved support for existing customers and their projects.

Geomagic Control X 2018 provides customers with up to 50% increase in efficiency path to inspection results: Reducing calculation time by up to 50 percent, customers see faster analysis during their common inspection workflows. Geomagic Control X 2018 enables users to import, align, and compare faster than any other inspection software on the market. In addition, model-based Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) assignment workflows, coupled with fast scan-pair searching, cut model setup and evaluation times by more than 50 percent versus leading competitors.

Greater performance in scan processing and evaluation enable taking advantage of an updated platform architecture, Geomagic Control X 2018 enables customers to more efficiently create inspection models as well as scan, evaluate, and communicate inspection results with newly customizable and intuitive reports.

Geomagic Control X 2018’s automatic scan-pair searching operates in the background during inspection. This pairing map maintains the pair associations, allowing users to view, edit, and report – providing the maximum understanding of the connection between measurement and reference models. In addition, process automation reduces setup time significantly over industry competitors.

Unique measurement UX for portable probing devices: the engineers behind Geomagic Control X believe Live Inspect is the only measurement experience designed with natural interaction efficiency and operator comfort in mind. New features make it easier for the operator to follow guidance and instructions to complete a preplanned inspection job. Current Geomagic Control X customers, under software maintenance, will receive an in-app notification to automatically update the platform.

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