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January 20, 2014

Volvo Car Group's technical expert to keynote at SPAR International


Technical Expert, Virtual Manufacturing to speak about using point clouds for virtual verification and managing large data in real time

Portland, Maine – January 20, 2014 – Magnus Rönnäng, Technical Expert, Virtual Manufacturing at Volvo Car Group, will deliver a Keynote Address entitled “Living in the Point Cloud” at SPAR International 3D Measurement & Imaging Conference. The 11th edition of the event will take place April 14-17, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Complete event information can be found at

Decreased lead times, investment budgets cut in half, and a market screaming for new technology…how can Volvo create and maintain a smart manufacturing process to meet these demands? “Mr Rönnäng will explain how Volvo uses point clouds to answer this question,” said Linda McLaughlin, Conference Manager. “In addition to sharing Volvo’s best practices in using point clouds directly in simulation, he will share lessons learned and the vision going forward.” Mr. Rönnäng’s bio and full abstract can be found here.

Mr. Rönnäng is one of more than 90 experts who will be presenting at SPAR International. The 2014 program contains extensive conference programming and networking opportunities, as well as ample exhibit hall hours during which attendees can peruse the newest hardware and software solutions. Additionally, the events feature live data capture demonstrations, mobile mapping vehicles, roundtable dinner discussions, a university pavilion, technical seminars and user group meetings.

“The various elements of the program work together to ensure that the professionals who come to SPAR International with the expert education, strategic connections and cutting-edge hardware and software solutions to reduce project costs, improve workflows, enhance safety, and produce higher quality deliverables,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR International Director.

Registration is available online now. Full conference, single-day and exhibits-only passes are offered. Group discounts are also available. Early registrants receive the best rates.

About SPAR 3D
SPAR 3D organizes conferences and provides news and information for professionals involved in 3D imaging technologies. Content– delivered in-person and online– gives practitioners tools and information to make better business decisions. SPAR 3D is wholly-owned by Diversified Business Communications. For more information, visit

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications, based in Portland, Maine, US provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and online. Diversified serves a number of industries, including technology, food, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit

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