ShapeGrabber Enjoys Profitable Year Despite Economic Challenges in Manufacturing Sector

March 3, 2010 – Ottawa, ON Canada – While 2009 was universally recognized as the most challenging year in decades for manufacturers, 3D laser scanner manufacturer ShapeGrabber, has had much to celebrate this past year.

ShapeGrabber 3D scanning technology has been adopted by major North American manufacturers despite the downturn. This past year, the company saw its products become an integral component of quality inspection processes as customers replaced traditional manual measurement techniques with industry leading ShapeGrabber technology.

“The manufacturing industry is adopting our technology at an expanded rate because 3D laser scanning technology is proven, affordable and of fundamental value to the inspection process”, said Pierre Aubrey, CEO of ShapeGrabber. “ShapeGrabber is able to offer a high-value solution that customers are using to improve product quality, minimize lead times, and become more efficient.”

While automotive manufacturing has been a key market for ShapeGrabber systems for many years, ShapeGrabber sales and marketing efforts have also been directed towards high-growth markets, such as healthcare, aerospace and defense  over the past year. Through an expansion of its sales and management team, ShapeGrabber is well positioned to capture an expanding share of the automated 3D laser scanner market.

About ShapeGrabber

At ShapeGrabber, measuring complex shapes is our specialty. We design, manufacture and sell industrial 3D scanners that are ideal for measuring complex shapes such as injection molded plastics and castings that are otherwise too time consuming, costly, or difficult to measure. Customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, and other industries use our products.  ShapeGrabber is based in Ottawa, Canada, and has installed 3D inspection systems worldwide for clients such as Toyota, Northrop Grumman, Johnson & Johnson, HP and Toshiba.

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Shaun Markey

Markey Communications for ShapeGrabber