Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
The initial development phase of the cgal library has been made by a European consortium. In order to achieve the transfer and diffusion of cgal in the industry, a company called Geometry Factory has been founded in January 2003 by Andreas Fabri ( http://www.geometryfactory.com ).
The goal of this company is to pursue the development of the library and to offer services in connection with cgal (maintenance, support, teaching, advice). Geometry Factory is a link between the researchers from the computational geometry community and the industrial users.
It offers licenses to interested companies, and provides support. There are contracts in various domains such as CAD/CAM, medical applications, GIS, computer vision...
Geometry Factory is keeping close contacts with the original consortium members, and in particular with Geometrica .
In 2008, Geometry Factory has new customers for Geometrica packages:
- The MathWorks (USA, will provide 2D and 3D Delaunay in Matlab), - In-Three (USA, Constrained Delaunay, computer graphics), - VirtualWind (USA, Constrained Delaunay, wind simulation), - Polytec (France, Constrained Delaunay, metrology), - Total (France, Surface Mesher), - GE Healthcare (Japan, Surface Mesher), - Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia, 2D Delaunay, oil).
This year Geometry Factory hired Laurent Rineau, a former PhD student of Geometrica , as software development engineer.