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Geomagic Acquires Sensable 3D Design And Haptics Businesses

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Geomagic, a provider of 3D software, has acquired Sensable Technology’s  3D design and haptics businesses. The size of the deal was not shared. Sensable, of Wilmington, Mass., is a developer of volumetric CAD/CAM solutions, and the inventor of the Phantom force-feedback haptic devices that simulate the physical sensation of touch in the virtual world.

Geomagic will continue to support Phantom haptic input devices, further develop Freeform design and manufacturing solutions, and the developer’s API for haptics research. Geomagic will retain Sensable’s operations and employees in the Boston area. In addition to the product portfolio, Geomagic is also acquiring the majority of Sensable’s  patent portfolio, which extends across haptic device designs and applications and voxel-based modeling. Sensable’s dental products are not included in this acquisition.

Sensable has a range of voxel-based 3D design software including the FreeForm and ClayTools solutions. The combination of voxel-based software and haptic input creates an intuitive, tactile and precise user experience for sculpting “virtual clay, says Geomagic.

Geomagic software creates digital models from physical parts to be used in design and engineering workflows, archiving and the visual arts.

[Image Courtesy: Sensable]

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