Geomagic this morning is telling the world they've acquired from Sensable Technologies the Phantom brand of force-feedback haptic devices, software, and more. The reason? Nothing less than the betterment of man:
This acquisition expands Geomagic's vision to advance and apply 3D technology for the benefit of humanity.
Items from the FAQ:
- Senable hardware does not work with Geomagic software officially. "Over time, we believe we can more tightly integrate the products for more streamlined workflows, and offer new solutions."
- Geomagic acquired the 3D modeling software, haptics hardware, related patents, and employees from Sensable Technologies, but not the company itself and some some other parts.
- All Senable staff become Geomagic employees, but get to stay in their home town. Ceo Marcus Lovell Smith stays with Sensable Technologies.