How does a 3D insole printer work?

Our SOLE by PodoPrinter solution is a unique combination of a 3D belt printer, dedicated foaming filament and specialized insole CAD software. You can scan with almost any device, 2D or 3D scanners, and use our integrated easy workflow without knowledge of 3D printing. Simply with the push of a button. Black is the color we started with, but in the meantime, our 3D print filament is also available in colors like red, green and blue. The top of the insole can be provided with a cover, in case your customer prefers to have insoles with his own design.

What are the benefits of a SOLE by PodoPrinter, 3D insole printer compared to the traditional milling method?

The list of benefits is almost non-exhaustive. From loads of waste to almost no waste, when you compare this production method with the traditional milling machine. Imagine no longer needing to wear any safety clothing and there being no dust at all! The design time per pair is 2-3 minutes and a 24/7 unmanned production gives you extra time for your client. And yes, you can apply conventional glue and other materials to our 3D insole.

What can our 3D insole printer do for your client?

If you are a doctor, a podiatrist or a sports physical therapist, you will benefit from our innovative method of detailed production. A 3D printed insole can correct foot deformities, helping the foot or ankle function better or providing support to the ankle. It even reduces the risk of injury. Specialists may prescribe orthotics to treat a number of medical conditions. Examples are: Arthritis, which can cause discomfort in the feet and ankles or poor positioning that orthotics may help to correct. When poor positioning of the feet causes back pain due to a lack of cushioning or arches that roll inward, orthotics can lessen the pain. A person diagnosed with diabetes can lose sensation in their feet, also called diabetic neuropathy. Orthotics can help to reduce excess stress and pressure that can lead to foot ulcers. So, whether your client has a condition with a medical cause, or perhaps desires increased comfort, or even an improvement in their sport performance, SOLE by PodoPrinter is your solution.

How much does a SOLE by PodoPrinter cost?

Your financial Return On Investment of SOLE by PodoPrinter is an increase of turnover and a decrease of expenses. It is dependent on your business plan, country regulations and local health insurance. We provide support in developing your financial plan if needed. In addition, the 3D SOLE printer gives an ultimate professional look and feel to your practice. Show it to your client, be proud of your innovative working style!

Software PodoCAD

Our 3D Printer comes with dedicated software called PodoCAD. This software sends the data for the actual insole print from your scan device to the 3D printer. During the lifetime of your 3D printer, we will keep the firmware, needed for your print device, continuously up-to-date. New features based on customer requirements will be developed, and on a regular basis provided to the whole SOLE by PodoPrinter community. The moment you start working with your SOLE 3D printer, we will guide you through the process of installation and activation if required.


Let’s talk numbers!

The average weight of a 3D printed insole is 44g. Within 24 hours you can print 10 pairs of insoles, with a cycle time printing time per insole of 68 minutes. The SOLE by PodoPrinter prints 192 hours without loading filament and one spool of filament of 4.2 kg equals 43 pairs of insoles.