3D Printing in Healthcare Market By Technology (PolyJet, Stereolithography, FDM, EBM, SLS & Other), Application (Custom Dentistry, Titanium Implants, Presurgery Models, Drug Manufacturing, Biocompatible Products & Other) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2023

3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, refers to a process used for making three-dimensional (3D) solid objects using a 3D digital model. With the rising advancement and adoption of 3D printing, the technology is expected to become prominent in the healthcare industry. 3D printing can be used to make implantable and non-implantable medical objects with high precision. 3D printing offers higher accuracy and faster output as compared to the traditional manufacturing process. This makes 3D printing a clean, fast, and efficient manufacturing process with minimal wastage of raw materials. Some of the most popular technologies used in healthcare 3D printing include polyjet, fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), and stereolithography (SLA), among others.

The most significant factor fueling the market growth is the high precision and efficiency of the 3D printing process over traditional manufacturing. Furthermore, 3D printing of human/animal tissues helps reduce the need for repetitive experimentation and testing of drugs and medical devices. Thus, medical devices produced using 3D printing are reliable and improve overall medical treatment. In addition, since the manufacturing process is based upon a digital model, the products are easier to customize and manufacture. Subsequently, the 3D printing market is estimated to register exponential growth worldwide in the coming years.

Nevertheless, the major factor hindering the market growth is the high initial cost, especially in the case of the individual user. The software tools required for 3D printing, too, are costly, making the overall process inflated. In addition, 3D printing requires skilled labor, which becomes a challenge for the industry's growth.

The report titled “Global3D Printing in Healthcare Market-Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2023” offers strategic insights into the global healthcare 3D printing market along with the market size and estimates for the duration of 2014 to 2023. The research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on technology types and cross-sectional studies across different geographies. In addition, the study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2015 & 2023. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

In order to help strategic decision-makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading 3D printer manufacturers, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities, and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are 3D Systems, Inc., Stratasys Ltd., Materialise NV, Shapeways B.V., Arcam AB, Solidscape, Inc., Optomec, Inc., and others. In addition, other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the healthcare 3D printing industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2014 – 2015)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global healthcare 3D printing market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2016 to 2023, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global healthcare 3D printing market is segmented, based on the technology, into the following categories

  • Polyjet
  • Stereolithography (SL)
  • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Electron Beam Melting
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Others

The 3D printing market comprises a large number of technologies for different applications. PolyJet, stereolithography (SL), and fused deposition modeling (FDM) are among the most popular technologies for healthcare 3D printing. Amongst these, polyjet 3D printing segment accounts for the largest share, in terms of revenue, in the global healthcare 3D printing market. The PolyJet technology segment is followed by the FDM technology.

PolyJet technology offers high precision and smooth surfaces on the finished product. This eliminates any need for repetitive experiments, thereby enabling better and faster treatment. Moreover, PolyJet 3D printing is faster as compared to various other technologies. As a result, the segment is estimated to retain its dominant position in the healthcare sector throughout the forecast period.

The global healthcare 3D printing market has been segmented, on the basis of geographical regions, as per the following regions and countries:

North America

  • US.
  • Rest of North America


  • EU7
  • CIS
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • Japan
  • China
  • South Asia
  • Australasia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC countries
  • North Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Rest of MEA

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

As of 2014, the 3D printing market worldwide is dominated by the North American region. The North American segment contributes to more than one-third of the total revenue generated worldwide as of 2014. The region experiences strong penetration of 3D printing technology across various applications. Additionally, the region enjoys a large number of players, thereby supporting market growth. Several dental and medical organizations are already using 3D printing technology in their treatment.

Due to the strong potential and benefits of 3D printing, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has already begun investing in further research to better understand the technology. As a result, in August 2015, the FDA approved the first drug produced using 3D printing technology. As a result of the ongoing investment in 3D printing technology, North America is estimated to retain its dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to register the highest growth in the coming years. The market growth here is mainly supported by China and Japan, having strong adoption rates of 3D printing technology. In addition, these countries have already started investing in technology to research and develop healthcare products. Similarly, strong market growth is expected from the Middle East region, majorly due to their high expenditure on healthcare technologies.

Frequently asked questions :

The market for 3D Printing in Healthcare Market is expected to reach US$ XX Bn in 2023.

The 3D Printing in Healthcare Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2015-2023.

The base year of this report is 2021.

3D Systems, Inc., Stratasys Ltd., Materialise NV, Shapeways B.V., Arcam AB,are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jun 2016
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   57906
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Pages:   120
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