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Founded in 2012 as ‘OrthoShapes,’ Shapemakers has always been dedicated to the digitalization and optimization of processes in the creation of orthoses and prostheses. In the past years, it became increasingly clear that not all activities fell under the orthopedic market. For this reason, during its 10th-anniversary celebration, OrthoShapes decided to change its name to Shapemakers. Under this new name, we hope to become even more accessible.

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In a collaborative effort, inorsys GmbH and Shapemakers have come together to share their experiences in orthopedics and manufacturing. The goal of this collaboration is to maintain a competitive edge in the orthopedic market and share insights and expertise for mutual progress in the future.

How did the collaboration between inorsys and Shapemakers come about?

Driven by the ambition to expand their market position, inorsys decided to diversify their products and services. During internal discussions at inorsys regarding potential opportunities, CAD expert Gert Althausse brought Shapemakers to their attention. This suggestion led to a meeting in Nürtingen, ultimately resulting in a partnership between the two companies.

What do these two companies have in common, and where are they currently collaborating?

Both inorsys and Shapemakers share a strong commitment to innovation in their respective fields. Both companies understand the importance of customer satisfaction and place significant value on delivering tailor-made solutions.

Currently, Shapemakers and inorsys collaborate in the field of digital manufacturing, with a specific focus on applications in orthopedics and rehabilitation, particularly the machining of soft and hard foam. Additionally, Shapemakers assists inorsys in their efforts related to 3D printing, leveraging Shapemakers’ experience and knowledge in this area. Both companies maintain close communication to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise, aiming to achieve the best possible results.


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OIM Orthopedie makes 3D scanning a focal point

OIM Orthopedie makes 3D scanning a focal point

Shapemakers is one of the suppliers through which OIM Orthopedie is embracing the transition to 3D scanning. Less labor-intensive, faster, location-independent, and cost-effective – these are just a few of the benefits that 3D scanning offers compared to traditional measurement and correction techniques.

OIM Orthopedics now employs both white light and iPad scanners. These scanners are utilized for measuring orthopedic shoes as well as instruments. Shapemakers is involved in the scanning process for orthopedic instruments, such as ankle-foot orthoses, prostheses, corsets, splints, and more. Recently, OIM and Shapemakers signed a 3-year contract for milling all components for orthopedic instruments at OIM Orthopedics.

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The Digitization of Workflow at Guido Schoenen

The Digitization of Workflow at Guido Schoenen

Guido Schoenen’s orthopedic instrument workshop has been providing aids since 1984. They create prosthetics, orthotics, corsets, insoles, and therapeutic elastic stockings, and have been a loyal customer of Shapemakers for the past 5 years.

Before collaborating with Shapemakers, Guido Schoenen used plaster casts to create molds. In this method, the body part was wrapped with plaster bandages, which would set and then be cut open. Afterward, the plaster cast was filled with liquid plaster to form a model.

After transitioning to 3D scanning of body parts and having molds milled, they managed to shorten the process by about a week on average. The “fit has improved and become more precise.”

Guido also expressed his appreciation for OrthoShapes’ helpfulness: “When I have questions about the software or other matters, the people from Shapemakers are easily reachable and always willing to assist.”

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To place an order with us, you need to have an organization account. Would you like to order orthopedic molds and/or 3D prints? We have our own order portal for our customers, where you can place orders and track their status.

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