3D Imaging Systems Developer GelSight Raises $5.6M in Series B Funding Round

GelSight, the developer of industrial 3D metrology solutions for the aerospace, automotive, and other high-value industries, today announced that it has raised $5.6 million in new funding. The Series B round was led by industrial technology-focused venture capital firm Anzu Partners. The funding will be used to accelerate GelSight’s growth trajectory as adoption of its unique elastomeric-based imaging system gains deeper traction with major aerospace customers around the globe.

“GelSight’s handheld systems are streamlining quality processes as compared to conventional metrology solutions and we’re seeing broader use among the world’s leading aerospace and automobile manufacturers,” said Kimo Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of GelSight. “We’re excited to have the backing of Anzu Partners to help us take our commercialization efforts to the next level, expanding into other major aircraft manufacturers and aircraft maintenance operations here in the United States and around the world.”

GelSight Mobile™, the company’s flagship device, is a handheld instrument that precisely visualizes and measures the 3D topography of any surface, revealing microscopic structures that are difficult to see under ordinary circumstances. GelSight’s proprietary elastomeric sensor conforms to the surface topography of any material, including metals, composites and glass, to reveal the features of the surface regardless of lighting conditions or material reflectivity. Using this sensor, the GelSight Mobile system gives instant visual feedback along with position, depth, and other surface measurements at a high resolution.

Fig.1 Examples of GelSight Mobile™ imaging results

Rolls-Royce, an early adopter of the technology, has helped GelSight to understand and validate several critical aerospace applications.

“We have integrated GelSight Mobile™ into a number of our global value streams where the technology has proven its value very quickly,” said Alistair Donaldson, Transformation Executive – Head of Innovation and New Product Design at Rolls-Royce. “We are pleased to be supporting Gelsight in their growth journey and look forward to working together on the future road map of GelSight products and services.”

For information about GelSight and its product offering, please visit: http://www.gelsight.com.

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About GelSight
GelSight develops portable, non-destructive elastomeric 3D imaging systems used to improve quality control processes in aerospace, automotive and other high-value industries. For more information, please visit: http://www.gelsight.com.