In the fall of 1972, Jim's Instrument Manufacturing, Inc., was
opened by Jim Rogers. After working for the University of
Iowa in the Medical Instrument Shop for seven years, Jim decided
there were doctors and research personnel who could use his help.
Working for the University's Medical Instrument Shop gave Jim an
background in the medical instrument field.
Throughout the years since
1972, Jim has helped many doctors and research personnel solve
their problems with a special precision instrument
for eye surgery or a precision apparatus for a research laboratory.
the help of doctors throughout the world, Jim has designed, developed,
and manufactured many eye instruments used in research
and eye surgery. Jim
also developed and patented the Iowa Penetrating Keratoplasty Trephination
Press (Iowa PK Press) for cutting the donor cornea to make ready
for transplanting into the recipient eye.
Designing laboratory equipment
for culture cell research has been one of Jim's many skills. He
makes a number of different types of Ussing Chambers that are used
in cell research throughout the world. All
Jim needs is a doctor's or researcher's idea and he will make that
idea into a working apparatus.
In 1995, Jim opened PlexiCraft, Inc.,
a subsidiary of Jim's Instrument Manufacturing, Inc. PlexiCraft,
Inc. specializes in the fabrication of items made of Plexiglas® and
other materials related to the plastics field. Many items
made from Plexiglas® are used
in the everyday household. Display cases, fabrication of
display boxes encasing sports memorabilia, are just a few items
that Jim can
manufacture. Give us your ideas and we can turn them into
We have a full line of machines that will make
almost anything an engineer might need. Lathe work as well
as mill work can be handled by the personnel at PlexiCraft, Inc.
and engineers are welcome to contact Jim for a quote at the address
listed on this web page. If you are interested in
contacting us with questions or for more information on our company
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