Kingsford Heights, Indiana -- Anatomical models built from computerised scans and data are helping advance medical science in areas ranging from education of physicians and dentists to surgical planning of complex procedures, new products and visual aids for doctors.
Long-time supplier to the dental/medical market Models Plus combines next-generation technologies and high-durability polyurethanes to mould precision, "life-like" models quickly and cost-effectively.
Jeff Maki, president of Models Plus, of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, said in a company statement, "CAD software and stereolithography processing help us quickly develop 3D patterns for each project. To achieve the presentation-quality needed for our models, we work closely with polyurethane supplier Innovative Polymers.
"Their chemists and our experienced modelmakers work together allowing us to tailor and customise models at very high level." Innovative Polymers, Saint Johns, Michigan, supplies Models Plus with custom-coloured, water-clear polyurethanes as well as a rigid, white polyurethane for dental and orthopaedic models."
"For pigmented clear polyurethane models, Innovative Polymers matches our designated colors with outstanding consistency," said Maki. "This ensures that each of our custom models meets project specifications and that our standard models are virtually identical in colour and appearance," he added.
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