The medical and dental industries have seen explosive growth in the use of 3D scanning technologies. This is due, in part, to the free-flowing, organic shapes that are virtually impossible to measure with traditional measurement devices. The other factor of growth is the broad range of applications that span product design, medical treatment and scientific research. Over the years, we have delivered 3D models to design engineers, manufacturing engineers, doctors, researchers and scientists.
For contract measurement services, the following medical applications are common uses of 3D scanning.
The medical equipment industry uses 3D scanning just like any other company in the design or manufacturing fields. Scan data is used for reverse engineering, documentation, part sampling and inspection. Components include tiny, catheter-like devices; complex electro-mechanical assemblies, and large equipment panels.
Any item that interfaces with or conforms to the patient’s anatomy can benefit from a custom fit. To deliver that fit for implants, surgical fixtures and dental drill guides, 3D scanners capture the patient’s form so that an exact digital match can be created for the CAD model of the object.
Whatever the medical or dental application, when measurements of human structures are needed, the non-contact approach of 3D scanning is the ideal method to generate detailed descriptions of these organic shapes. Exact Metrology will scan the structures as needed, or you can select an object from our growing library.
Our collection of human bone models, which are available for purchase, include:
Many of these models contain soft tissue, cartilage, ligaments and arteries. Those that don’t can be re-modeled to include the features of interest. If the bone you need isn’t listed, please contact is to see if it is on file. If we don’t have it, we’d be happy to scan one and add it to the archive.