This IDC study identifies opportunities created by the use of 3D printing technologies within the Canadian healthcare market. The study explores the adoption of 3D printing and discusses the prevailing market forces and specific technologies used. The key benefits of several use cases within medical and dental industries are highlighted in this document. The discussion also focuses on the general awareness of 3D printing technology and potential barriers to entry, weighing apparent benefits against the challenges of 3D printing adoption. This study concludes with essential guidance for buyers (including institutions, public agencies, and departments), as well as vendors and service providers.
"Awareness of 3D printing is high but so is cost, making it difficult to create a business case. The lack of knowledge of how to implement the technologies and reluctance to invest in research are impediments to adoption, yet the future of 3D printing in healthcare is promising, thanks to innovative applications at some medical institutions and an emerging supply chain opportunity for service bureaus," said George Bulat, research director, IDC Canada's Client Hardware.
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