3D Systems Launches Geomagic Sculpt with Touch 3D Haptic Stylus

30 October, 2014

Yesterday 3D Systems announced the launch of their new Touch 3D haptic stylus and Geomagic Sculpt CAD software.

Best of all: the case study they’re using for the launch is a jeweller!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=ZvOXyOhZVIM&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1

 

From the looks of things, it seems Geomagic has decided to learn from the pricing and marketing mistakes made by Claytools before they were bought out, and seems to be actually releasing the hardware for an accessible price this time (£2500 instead of £6000). But whether you love Claytools or hate them, they were still one of the only games in town for proper haptic sculpture– Anarkik3D’s Cloud9 has yet to match the same level of precision control, and the closest other sculpting tools would be non-haptic options such as the powerful but awkwardly designed Zbrush interface or Mudbox.

It’s still early days yet as to how good it really is, but no doubt we’ll know soon enough.

TCT Magazine – 3D Systems Launches Geomagic Sculpt and Touch 3D Stylus

WRITTEN BY

Jack Meyer

Bespoke jewellery designer, and specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery.

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