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.
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.
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.”