3D printed custom insoles from SOLS.

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According to the SOLS,” this is a New York-based startup that provides 3D printed custom insoles. To purchase SOLS’ custom insoles, a customer uses to take photos of their feet. The customer also provides information such as height, weight, length of each foot, and so on. SOLS recommends taking help from a buddy to take photos and measurements. SOLS takes this information and generates a 3D model of the custom insoles for the customer. The 3D model is used to 3D print the custom soles for the customer. The insoles generated are thin and can be work in any kind of shoes. One can also include the width of the shoe to make sure the custom insoles work well with the shoe.
SOLS provides SOLS Flex and SOLS Rx. SOLS Flex is custom insoles for daily use. SOLS Rx is prescription insoles for hing with aches and pain of feet.
Soles was co-founded by Kegan Schouwenburg in 2013. SOLS has raised almost $20 Million from investors.¨

SOLS™ Introduces Bespoke Comfort with SOLS Flex™ 3D-Printed Insoles Merging Modern Design with Technical Functionality.

Customizing knee implants using 3D printing.

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According to the ConforMIS,” this is a company headquartered in Bedford Massachusetts that designs and manufactures customized knee implants for patients  A CT scan of a patient’s knee is taken and a 3D model of the patient’s knee is created. Using the 3D model, designs of implants customized to the patient are created. 3D printing technology is used to manufacture implants that are specific to that patient. As a result, knee implants that are customized for a specific patient are generated.
Traditional knee replacement surgery is based on off-the-shelf implants. A surgeon makes adjustments to the implants for a patient. These adjustments may not result in a perfect fit for a patient and the implant can be either too big or too small. In contrast, customized implants generated by ConforMIS technology are made to fit the knee of each patient. Customized knee implants have been found to result in faster recovery, higher satisfaction, and improved ability to perform normal day-to-day activities.
Dr. Philipp Lang, MD, MBA is the CEO and co-founder of ConforMIS.  ConforMIS owns or licenses approximately 470 patents and pending patent applications.¨

Knee and Hip Replacements.