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Beyond the Box

The news and stories from Geomagic that you don't find anywhere else.


Sandham's Flying Circus

The crazy world of customizing Geomagic products


The World is 3D

Seeing the world in 3D from Ping Fu

See how 3D is making a difference in K-12 education

See how 3D is making a difference in K-12 education. Learn how it can fit into everyday curriculum during Richmond County Schools’ 3D Open House, on Sept 28, 2013.

The Future of 3D...just look in your own backyard.

Traveling south on US Route 1 near my home in North Carloina I pass by Lake Jordan and experience the South in a way that very few have a chance to in today's fast-paced jet-fueled digitally networked life.  Some might say rural, certainly not backwoods, but from any perspective it is a beautiful stretch of the original auto-route (c.1909) between Washington DC and Atlanta.  Endless stretches of mown grass and tall southern pines.  It's just one reason I moved here from the cement sprawl of Los Angeles four years ago.  It turned out to be a much needed and cathartic detour from my daily chores in the office.

I had a place to be and a time to be there...I wouldn't have driven so far past my favorite fishing spot and a dozen golf courses if I didn't.  It was made clear to me that this trip would be worth my time.  The drive was nice...


YouthQuest’s 3D Printing Class Has At-Risk Youth Thinking Big

It’s easy to think about 3D printing only in terms of the objects it actually creates. It’s easy to think it couldn’t possibly help kids get on the right track. But when you hear YouthQuest STEM instructor Tom Meeks talk, conventional thinking about the effect of 3D printing gets flipped on its head. In fact, says Meeks, 3D printing is changing lives. 

3D Printing in Space

by Josh O'Dell

James T. Kirk called space the final frontier for good reason. Who knows what awaits there, what resources exist, what little scientific nuggets lie waiting in a distant galaxy, what discoveries are yet to be made. Planetary Resources, a Seattle-based group of earthlings, is making strides to see just what space has in store. Their mission: to bring “the natural resources of space within humanity’s economic sphere of influence.” What does this mean? They’re finding ways to mine asteroids for valuable resources. And 3D Systems is strapping in for the ride, ready to boldly go…

Intern Secrets: 3D Design and 3D Printing Isn’t As Difficult As I Thought

By Emily Reif, Marketing Intern

Being far from proficient at CAD, let alone 3D scanning and printing, I was surprised they even let me use the Geomagic equipment. See, I’m an intern. 

I was even more surprised when I produced something that not only resembled the original trinket I had scanned, but almost looked like something I would spend real money on. Maybe I’m a professional and I don’t even know it.

Video: Richmond County Schools' "Summer of Kainotomania" Scanning Workshop

A couple of weeks ago we told you about an awesome summer 3D scanning workshop for high school students in North Carolina’s Richmond County Schools. “The Summer of Kainotomia 2013” is the brainchild of Jeff Epps, the district’s Director of Informational Technology.

Geomagic Freeform Puts a Face to Missing Children

This week the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released four new 3D facial reconstructions of four murder victims, giving new life to a case that has stymied investigators for more than 27 years. The facial reconstructions were created in Geomagic Freeform, where Forensic Imaging Specialist Joe Mullins sculpted the victims’ features on top of skeletal CT scans.

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on CAD-CAM

We see stories of huge CAD installations at Fortune 500 manufacturers around the world. We get submersed in complex PLM stories with global design work processes being undertaken 24/7. But what we don’t often see is how small manufacturing shops are building their own futures by using CAD tools that revolutionize their production processes without costing a lot.

Richmond County School District Learns to Scan, and Scans to Learn

3D Systems Geomagic Solutions is going to summer school as a proud partner of the Richmond County School District for its “Summer of Kainotomia 2013” scanning summer camp.

Bits to Its: 3D Printed Art Show Introduces a New Dimension in Art Competitions

3D printing is changing how we make everything from medical implants to houses. Now, FabLab Nyack will introduce the public to the new intersection of 3D printing and fine art. The Hudson Valley-based fabrication laboratory is taking art competitions into digital 3D with Bits to Its: 3D Printed Art competition, the world’s first juried 3D-printed art show.