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Flipkart's Binny Bansal invests in 3D printing startup Supercraft3D

10 Jan, 2017

Additive manufacturing 3D printing startup, Supercraft3D has raised $1 million (Rs 6.6 crore) in seed funding from Flipkart founder Binny Bansal, along with four other angel investors, according to a media report on Tuesday.

The Bengaluru-based startup, founded in early 2016 and operated by Supercraft3D Wellness Pvt Ltd, provides visualisation solutions to help hospitals, doctors and academicians get a better understanding of anatomy.

"The surgical models like X-ray, MRI or CT scan are in 2D and are monochromatic. The common man cannot understand what it says. Surgeons also find it tough at times. So, we decided to convert these images into 3D models," Maltesh Somasekharappa, co-founder of Supercraft3D, was quoted as saying in an The Economic Times report.

The Singapore-registered startup manufactures customised body implants made of bio-compatible titanium alloy for patients with unique physiological or pathology needs.

The company claims that their models are accurate and help the doctor to plan a better surgery, as well as the patient to understand his anatomy before undergoing any hospitalisation. According to the company's official LinkedIn page, it claims that the models can also act as evidence in any medico-legal situation.

Besides Supercraft3D, Bansal has invested in biotech-based 3D printing firm Pandorum Technologies, smart electric scooter maker Ather Energy, and media startup Inshorts.