Internal anatomy varies by shape and size based on factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, and body type. However, due to economies of scale, most implant manufacturers produce a range of standard sizes and assume that these implants will address the broadest range of patients' needs. This few sizes fit all philosophy can result in mismatched sizes - leading to complications such as post-operative pain, implant failure, and infection. With the advent of 3D printing, an implant can be tailor-made to the exact shape required by an individual - ensuring a greater degree of fit and function.
The key market drivers of 3D printing in healthcare include the growing demand for patient-specific products in orthopedics, dental, and maxillofacial surgery; enhanced productivity leading to reduced waiting periods for devices; and diminishing cost barriers associated with traditional product manufacturing.
Key Questions Addressed in this Study:
What are the benefits and the applications of 3D printing in healthcare?
What are the projections of the 3D printing market in the healthcare industry?
What are the current trends related to smartphone usage in the healthcare industry?
What is the current status of the regulatory framework? What are the other challenges to adoption?
Which are the most attractive 3D printing healthcare markets for investment?
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
Key Questions Addressed in this Study
Big Themes in 3D Printing
2. Introduction to 3D Printing
What is 3D Printing?
Evolution of 3D Printing in Healthcare
3D Printing - Technologies
3D Printing - Raw Materials
Additive Manufacturing Design Cycle
3. Benefits of 3D Printing in Healthcare
4. 3D Printing Applications in Healthcare
Primary Applications for Additive Manufacturing Technology
5. Market Size and Growth Trends
Global 3D Printing Market Size and Forecast
3D Printing Healthcare Percent Revenue Breakdown by Application
Revenue Breakdown by Country
Revenue Breakdown by Business Segment
3D Printing Healthcare - Market Revenue Forecast
6. Competitive Landscape
Leading Companies by Revenue
Leading Companies by Technology and Application
Select Company Profiles
Companies to Watch
7. Product Timeline and Barriers to Adoption
3D Printing Product Timeline
Barriers to Adoption
8. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
9. Regulatory Framework (FDA) and Challenges
Regulatory Framework in the United States
Regulatory Framework - FDA-approved Products
Regulatory Framework Challenges
10. Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property Challenges
Cybersecurity - Challenges and Strategic Considerations