Direct Dimensions, Inc., in collaboration with The Facial Prosthetics Center, is using laser scanning technology and rapid prototyping techniques to re-create anatomical components and surgical templates that assist Anaplastologists with custom prostheses applications.
The Physician or Anaplastologist starts working with the patient using standard techniques. However, after the initial impression and cast have been created, they are laser scanned. The data is used to build a CAD model, from which a Rapid Prototype (RP) is made. The RP is sent back, and a medical grade part is created for the patient.