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End-to-end Solution for 3D Printed Custom Insole Production

For Podiatrists and Insole Manufacturers

Our advanced 3D printing technology allows you to tackle the most demanding customized insole needs without the usual costs of conventional manufacturing.

Why Use 3D Printing in Insole Production?


3D Printing in Insole Production offers rapid, precise, and cost-effective mass customization compared to traditional methods. By leveraging digital design and additive manufacturing, it reduces production time and delivery, enhancing patient comfort, convenience, and podiatrist’s product quality. With low training and operational costs, 3D printing technology is expected to see widespread adoption soon.

End-to-End Digital Workflow

The FFF printing process fundamentally changes the machining concept, shortens the overall process and further increases efficiency

The process can be divided into 5 simple stages:


3D Printing Process

The process begins by capturing precise measurements and contours of the patient’s foot using 3D scanning tools. Now this procedure can be done easily by an iPhone app, and it takes only a few minutes.

Once the data has been imported into the computer, the insole design software will utilize the professional treatment plan to calculate a digital model of the insole. By personalizing and fine-tuning the insoles, it is possible to improve comfort and support while also redistributing pressure more efficiently. The podiatrist can then easily complete the digital design of the insole and begin the slicing process.

Once we have a 3D insole file, we use ideaMaker to generate a G-code file to be printed on a 3D printer. This file can then be effortlessly transferred to the printer via USB, LAN, Wi-Fi, or the RaiseCloud cloud platform.

The G-code file serves as a roadmap for the printer, guiding it on how to shape and deposit the material layer by layer, resulting in the final insole shape.

Once the model has been sliced, the 3D printer will create the insoles layer by layer, producing a final product that is both precise and personalized to the patient’s needs. The operator can remotely access real-time information about the printer’s progress through a mobile phone or laptop.

Once printed, we just need to add an EVA top-cover, and then it is ready for use. With 3D printing technology, we skip the normal post-processing steps such as sanding and grinding the insole.

Why Raise3D E2 3D Printer?

This 3D printing solution features:

  • User-friendly; easy operation; plug and print
  • Easy printing with TPU and PP materials
  • Affordable printer to start and try: 3D Printed Insole Solution Trial Bundle and Production Bundle Campaign now available
  • Dual-material printing: allowing for versatile insole designs and meeting medical requirements
  • IDEX function: allowing for printing two half-rigid insoles at the same time, doubling productivity


Hear from medical professionals and patients alike who have experienced the transformative benefits of our 3D printed insoles.

The Best Printing Materials

Soft Material

Raise3D Premium TPU material provides an ideal balance of flexibility, durability, and impact resistance, ideal for those leading active lifestyles. Its softness allows for customizable hardness levels by adjusting ideaMaker slicer settings.

Hard Material

Polypropylene (PP) is widely favored for printing hard insoles due to its safety for medical applications and excellent mechanical properties, including deformation and impact resistance. Raise3D utilizes top-quality P-filament 721 from PPprint, ensuring superior performance.


Advanced 3D printers are used to create precisely fitted insoles for patients based on their individual foot data and input from the podiatrist. These insoles are designed to offer better breathability, flexibility, and durability compared to traditional insoles, while still maintaining the same level of orthopedic quality and precision.

Many people experience foot misalignment and pain, which can lead to discomfort in the knees, hips, back, head, and jaw. This may indicate the need for custom insoles.

Custom-made insoles are designed to provide personalized support and pressure relief to alleviate discomfort, unlike standard store-bought insoles. As a result, each insole is a unique creation.

Custom insoles have been developed to address various physiological disorders such as diabetic foot, flat foot, valgus, poliomyelitis, scoliosis, and more. These conditions require specialized medical attention. While various types of medical insoles are available, customized insoles are the most sought-after solution.

In the past decade, 3D printing technology has significantly improved the production of insoles, resulting in better scalability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental friendliness.

To create custom insoles, the process starts by obtaining a digital scan of the patient’s foot to capture its precise measurements and contours. Orthopedic professionals then use specialized software to design insoles that are tailored to the individual’s specific foot shape, arch type, and any foot conditions they may have.

When it comes to 3D insole printing, it is crucial to work with reliable printers like the E2. Although several factors such as printing volume, speed, and network accessibility can affect the process, the overall cost averages between 10 to 20 euros per pair.

Moreover, the return on investment (ROI) is only 5 months, making it a lucrative investment.

The amount of time it takes to print an insole can vary based on a few different factors. These factors include the size of the insole, whether you choose to have an open or closed top or bottom, and the material you are using. Typically, you can expect the printing process to take anywhere from 50 minutes to 2.5 hours for each insole.

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