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Opportunities For Additive Manufacturing In Personalized Surgery 2017 - Medical Modeling And Surgical Guides: An Opportunity Analysis And Ten-year Forecast


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Published on Sep 13, 2017 SKU SMP-AM-PS2017-0917 Category Tag

3D printing technology has been a major revolution in the field of medicine primarily for its ability to much more effectively and easily create objects of a complex and detailed geometry with no significant additional cost concerns from one object to the next. Combined with medical imaging systems and digital conversion software, 3D printing has grown to become a critical tool for advancing personalized care in both medical and dental markets.

Through the past two decades, 3D printing technology has been applied to surgical practice to redefine the concept of personalized surgery in the production of realistic anatomical models and single use surgical cutting, pinning, and drilling guides based on real patient data. Today, the combination of these and other personal 3D printed devices are reducing surgical times and associated costs, while improving the outcome for patients.

This report is the only study of trends in medical 3D printing related specifically to the evolving use of 3DP in personalized surgery for next generation surgical treatment. This study provides:

  • Coverage of the two primary 3D printing applications revolutionizing surgical practice – anatomical models and patient specific surgical guides and tools
  • A comprehensive analysis of the key evolutions in these application areas and their ongoing integration into hospitals and primary care environments, leading to continued investment by healthcare networks into in-house 3D printing technology
  • Analysis of the value proposition, current medical research, and business models for both insured and outsourced production of specific subsegments, including cranillomaxillofacial, knee, hip, spine, and more
  • Ten year market forecasts for hardware, material, print services, and software directly related to the use of printed personal surgical devices and models, including breakouts by print technology, material class, production volume by device type, services value by segment, and more
  • Profiles of leading competitors and providers for medical 3D printing services and machine developers relevant for medical 3D printing for anatomical models and surgical guides
  • Penetration analysis of various specific applications in 3D printed personal surgery devices

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies are extremely well positioned in the healthcare segment to bring disruptive value to medical care, and as the only production process capable of producing truly patient specific devices, its use does not face the same degree of technical challenges often cited as barriers to adoption in other industries. This study identifies where the money will be made and lost as these trends play out.  It will be vital reading not only for executives in the 3D printing/additive manufacturing space, but also for marketing and product managers at companies in the medical materials, medical device and healthcare industries.