General Lattice, a software startup based in Chicago, has raised $1 million via a Pre-Seed Funding Round to develop CAD software solutions for the manufacturing industry. The round was led by All Points Ventures LLC, the strategic investment arm of All Points Logistics LLC.
This funding will allow the startup to accelerate different initiatives which include R&D, federal, and commercial expansions and are related to the discovery and integration of advanced lattice geometries. Chief Executive Officer of General Lattice, Nick Florek referred to the round by stating:
“We have the support of a partner with proven processes. All Points continues to deploy optimized practices based on over 20 years of government contracting and will allow us to create an environment for passionate innovators in the computational design and digital manufacturing industry.”
Founded in 2018 with the goal of becoming a leader in the additive manufacturing industry by developing CAD software solutions to help manufacturing businesses, the company has found major success by providing a novel and efficient approach.
Over the past years, General Lattice has focused on expanding its commercial customer base in the United States and developing parametric design tools to simplify network creation processes. The startup has also secured an R&D contract with the United States Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM SC).
This contract requires the startup to develop a new type of 3D printed combat helmet that offers improved energy absorption when compared with conventional helmets. The rise of 3D printing has resulted in increasing interest from manufacturers to harvest its potential, with companies like Relativity Space going as far as 3D printing rockets.
Now, the software startup is looking to capitalize on the increasing popularity of these solutions by providing software capable of running accurate predictive models that allow whole new applications of the technology to emerge over the next decade.