Market Research Report
3D Printing in Dental Industry: A Patent Landscape Report with 100% Manual but Factual Analysis
|Published by||Sagacious Research||Product code||507601|
|Published||Content info||181 Pages
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|3D Printing in Dental Industry: A Patent Landscape Report with 100% Manual but Factual Analysis|
|Published: February 28, 2017||Content info: 181 Pages||
Industrial 3D Printing is at a tipping point and about to go main stream in a big way. It has been predicted that the industry will go through revolutionary changes when 3D Printing gets common and we aim to be among the ones making this revolution happen. Technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets and toys; Additive manufacturing is creating durable and safe products for sale to real customers in moderate to large quantities thereby impacting the economies of scale.
The beginnings of this revolution showed up in 2014, when through a survey of over a 100 manufacturing companies, 11% of them had already switched to volume production of 3D Printed parts or products; according to our analysis we call a particular technology to be mainstream when it reaches an adoption level of over 15%. Numerous companies in multiple industries are ramping up production and observing these developments and we opine that 3D Printing is ready to emerge from its nascent stage to becoming a viable alternative to conventional manufacturing in multiple industries for various applications. More companies will follow the major players and with this revolutionary shift, companies should start engaging strategically to see how they could improve their offerings, revisit their operations and the implications it could have on the commercial ecosystem as a whole.
The US hearing aid industry converted to 100% additive manufacturing in less than 500 days, according to one CEO and not a single company that held on to traditional manufacturing survived. Although it's hard to imagine that this technology shall be replacing the traditional ways of manufacturing but the recent advances in this space suggest a drastic shift in industrial settings and showcase a global change in the days to come.
The dental industry has become an aggressive target for development of new 3D printing techniques. Dental technicians have already started using 3D printing methods to manufacture orthodontic equipment's like dental implants, brackets, surgical tools, impression trays, etc. Innovations for 3D printing in dental were first filed in 1984. Thereafter, the innovations have achieved a good pace. For an R&D design prospects of 3D printing, there are several type of production methods including Fused Deposition Modeling, Laser sintering, Stereo lithography, Digital Light Processing, Electron-beam melting, Laminated object manufacturing, Direct Metal Laser Sintering , etc. Key players in 3D printing in dental industry are 3M, Mitsui Chemicals, Align technology, Dentsply Sirona, Bego medical as these own maximum innovations (patents) for 3D printing in dental industry. Innovations for 3D printing in dental industry have been originating from United States, China and Germany.
This research analyzes the potential impact of 3D printing on the global dental industry through a patent landscape analysis. It provides insights into the fundamentals of technologies, materials as well as the processes used in the industry now with an analysis on future applications. While dental equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, technology vendors have already started using it on a commercial level, we expect 3D Printing to have a tremendous impact on the supply chain of the entire industry and extend itself into numerous relative application areas.