Geomagic®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality,
is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the keynote address at the
on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) 2013, which will take
place in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 11-14, 2013.
Now in its 14th year, COFES, presented by Cyon
Research, provides an unmatched, participatory venue for discussion
and debate on issues that affect attendees’ businesses and their
investment in engineering technologies. During this premier event,
invitation-only participants get exclusive access to a diverse array of
industry experts, analysts and high-level executives, including
representatives from Geomagic, with the goal of helping participants
understand the current state and outlook of engineering technologies.
Focusing on “Design for Resilience in Product and Strategy,” COFES 2013
will explore flexibility as a strategic consideration in a constantly
fluctuating modern world. Further, while businesses must be optimized
for specific conditions, COFES 2013 challenges attendees to contemplate
what the prudent balance is between optimization, efficiency and
mission to benefit humanity through the use of 3D technology, the
company is proud to align with events, like COFES, that drive both the
evolution of technology and the paradigms through which the industry
views it. Geomagic’s customers – engineers, designers, manufacturers,
innovators, artists, medical device designers, researchers and academics
– are those who must continuously consider resilience in their work.
Geomagic aims to facilitate that consideration by providing advanced 3D
applications, among them the new versions of Geomagic
Qualify® and Geomagic®
Freeform®, which are all set to release in January 2013.
Sponsored by Geomagic, COFES 2013’s keynote address will feature
Alexander Rose, the Executive Director at The
Long Now Foundation. With Rose at its helm, The Long Now Foundation
is actively combating shortsighted thinking by fostering long-term
consideration within the framework of the next 10,000 years. Rose’s
address, titled “Designing for Longevity,” will discuss the design
process and current construction of the 10,000 Year Clock, The Long Now
Foundation’s impressive engineering project, which is now under
construction at a remote desert site.
In addition to a full roster of events, COFES 2013 will feature the
Design and Sustainability (DaS) Symposium, a unique subset of the
overall congress that specifically explores design and sustainability
software. Choosing to affect systemic rather than isolated change, DaS
Symposium participants seek sustainability issues that are best tackled
by the industry as a whole. Given the theme of COFES 2013, DaS plays a
more important part than ever in the congress’s overall message,
accentuating the sustainability theme even further.
“We’re delighted that Geomagic has once again made it possible to bring
brilliant and relevant keynotes to COFES. The primary goal of The Long
Now Foundation is perfectly aligned with the COFES 2013 focus on
resilient thinking,” said Brad Holtz, President and CEO of Cyon
Research. “We thank Geomagic and its founder, Ping Fu, whose support has
been instrumental in making COFES the valuable and unique event it has
become over the past 14 years.”
Fu, co-founder and CEO of Geomagic, sits on The Long Now
Foundation’s board of directors and serves on the White House’s NACIE
(National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship). She is
about to release a new book about her life and the central role that 3D
technology has played in it. Reviews, excerpts and additional
information can be found at www.bendnotbreak.com.
About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a think-tank providing key information,
research, analysis and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES (The
Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) is Cyon Research's
primary event, and it explores investments necessary today to take
advantage of future technologies.
is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology
for the benefit of humanity.
Different from CAD, Geomagic offers specific products that create 3D
content from imaging the real world and real people, products that
verify dimensional quality by comparing a master design to as-built
products, and products that simulate touch sensations in digital
Geomagic’s software is utilized in a variety of industries, like
aerospace, automotive, toys, mold, medical device, surgical simulation,
consumer products, arts, heritage, research and education. In fact, some
of the world’s leading companies use Geomagic software, including Ford,
BMW, Boeing, Harley
Davidson, Timberland, Fisher
Price, Lego, Pratt
& Whitney, NASA,
Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign.
Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office
in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and partner channels
Geomagic, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe,
Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Omni, Freeform, Claytools,
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