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PUBLISHER: Additive Manufacturing Research | PRODUCT CODE: 1485308

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PUBLISHER: Additive Manufacturing Research | PRODUCT CODE: 1485308

Market Trends and Opportunities in Medical Devices; Prosthetics, Dental, Audiology

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The 3D printed medical device market will reach $16.5 billion in revenues in 2034 growing from $4.5 billion in 2023 at a 10 year CAGR of 12%.

The use of 3D printing technology has had a significant impact on the healthcare sector. It has facilitated the production of personalized medical devices, reduced development costs, fostered innovation in advanced devices, and improved accessibility to prosthetics. Over the past two decades, its integration into healthcare has notably enhanced patient outcomes and expanded healthcare accessibility. This technology has played a crucial role in addressing challenges related to the production of medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, streamlined the supply chain, and brought device design and production closer to both patients and providers. Looking ahead, the medical device industry, particularly in prosthetics, audiology, and dental fields, is expected to see significant growth as these segments continue to benefit from 3D printing technology.

This study examines the current opportunities for 3D printing in prosthetics, audiology, and dental - the three most significant medical device segments where 3D printing is driving innovation, growth, and adoption. These opportunities encompass technological advancements in application-specific 3D printing platforms, particularly in dental, the ongoing digitization of healthcare and medical device supply chains, and the continued progress of regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which are consistently releasing guidance for the 3D printing of medical devices.

Additionally, the report summarizes the 3D printing technologies and materials applicable to the medical device sector, from leading vendors such as 3D Systems, Formlabs, Stratasys, and Materialise.

Buyers of the report also receive an extensive Excel data file with a ten-year revenue forecast for the sector, segmented by technology, material, and services.

Product Code: AMR-MD2024-0524

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • E.1. Key Trends and Opportunities
    • E.1.1. Patient-Specific Devices
    • E.1.2. Regulatory Evolution
    • E.1.3. Point-of-Care 3D Printing
  • E.2. Challenges
  • E.3. Strategic Adoption
  • E.4. Forecasting

Chapter One: Trends and Challenges

  • 1.1. Trends
    • 1.1.1. Patient-specific Devices are Set to Increase to Meet a Rise In Chronic Disease
    • 1.1.2. Evolving Regulatory Landscape
      • Regulation Focuses on Safety and Efficacy of Devices, Not Specific Manufacturing Processes
      • Current Regulatory Guidelines Signal Confidence
      • Patient-specific Devices Present a Challenge for Regulators
    • 1.1.3. Point-of-Care 3D Printing; the Future of 3D Printing in Healthcare
      • A Distinct Trajectory for Future 3D Printing Hardware Development
  • 1.2. Challenges
    • 1.2.1. Continuing Regulatory Guidance for Custom-Made Devices
    • 1.2.2. Need for Inter-disciplinary Expertise
  • 1.3. Defining the Value Proposition for 3D Printing in the Medical Device Sector

Chapter Two: Models for Strategic Adoption

  • 2.1. In-house Production
  • 2.2. Collaborations with Technology Providers and Innovation Hubs
  • 2.3. Academic and Clinical Research Partnerships
  • 2.4. Point-of-Care Production

Chapter Three: Use Cases for 3D Printing in the Medical Device Sector; Prosthetics, Audiology, and Dental

  • 3.1. Surgical Devices
  • 3.2. Prosthetics and Implants
    • 3.2.1. Continuing Expansion of Certified Implants and Devices
  • 3.3. Audiology Devices
  • 3.4. Digital Dentistry
    • 3.4.1. What the Bankruptcy of SmileDirectClub Signals for 3D Printing Dental Aligners

Chapter Four: Technology, Material, Software 23

  • 4.1. Hardware
    • 4.1.1. Consumer 3D Printing Continues to Develop In Capability For Clinical Applications
    • 4.1.2. Move Towards Specialized Medical Device Printers?
    • 4.1.3. Dedicated Dental 3D Printing Hardware Systems Leading the Way
  • 4.2. Material
    • 4.2.1. Photopolymers
    • 4.2.2. Thermopolymers and Thermosets
      • Thermoplastics in the Prosthetics Industry
    • 4.2.3. Metal
  • 4.3. Services

About Additive Manufacturing Research

  • About the Analyst
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1-1: Total Market Value for 3D-printed Medical Devices; Prosthetics, Dental, Audiology
  • Exhibit 2-1: SWOT Analysis of the 3D Printing Medical Device Sector
  • Exhibit 2-2: Value Propositions for 3D Printing Across the Medical Device Segment
  • Exhibit 3-1: Adoption Strategies for Point-of-Care Device Manufacture
  • Exhibit 4-1: Hardware Revenue by Technology Type
  • Exhibit 4-2: Material Revenue by Material Type
  • Exhibit 4-3: Service Revenue and Year-on-Year Growth
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