3D Printing Startup SOLS Raises $6.4 Million

3D printed insoles. Credit: SOLS

3D printing startup SOLS Systems announced today that they have raised $6.4 million in series A financing. This round of financing was directed by Lux Capital.

The firm is focused on delivering medical wearables which are customized for 3 D printing for each patient. They’re working around the state to scan patients’ feet with 50 physician’s offices, and then use those scans to create a customized insole. This produces an item that the firm claims is better than a mass produced insole and orthotic alternatives that are less expensive than currently prescribed.

In a press release, the firm said that it plans to use this round of financing to “focus on computer vision and machine learning as a way to strengthen its predictive prescription model and introduce real time visualization.” Their end goal, however, goes beyond just printing insoles to further penetrating the marketplace with customized, 3D printed products.

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