Geomagic, Research Triangle Park, NC, has launched Geomagic Labs, a community Web site that provides early access to new technologies, innovation, and product concepts before they appear in commercial software.
“Geomagic Labs is a vehicle for tapping into the collective intelligence of medical designers, engineers, and manufacturers from around the world,” said Karl Matthews, director of product management for Geomagic. “The collaborative conversations opened up by Geomagic Labs will enable us to better understand user needs and tailor our products and solutions to meet those needs.”

The first dental-specific technology for preview and discussion on Geomagic Labs is the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Base Add-On, a new feature that enables the creation of digital orthodontic models for case presentation, model storage, and rapid prototyping.
Another major technology available for preview on Geomagic Labs is Parametric Exchange, a new feature that reduces product-development time by enabling seamless transfer of parametric surfaces, solids, datums, and curves from Geomagic Studio software to major CAD packages. The Parametric Exchange preview is available currently for Autodesk Inventor and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. 
Other utilities available on Geomagic Labs include GeoAutoMate for automatically executing user-defined macros, and MakumDatum, a drag-and-drop automation program for creating datum points.