3D Printing in Medical Devices - Thematic Intelligence

3D Printing in Medical Devices - Thematic Intelligence


3D printing (additive manufacturing) is the process of joining materials to make objects from three-dimensional data. As technologies’ development and costs come down, 3D printing is replacing traditional prototype development approaches across various industries, and medical usage is a fast-growing area. GlobalData estimates that by 2026, 3D printing will be a $43 billion industry, and growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% between 2019 and 2026.

3D printing has been extensively adopted by the medical industry with applications including surgical planning, by providing a physical model of the operation area; training; and orthotics and prosthetics, among others. This adoption rate is due to this method’s quick turn-around compared to the traditional methods.


  • This report is a thematic brief, which identifies those companies most likely to succeed in a world filled with disruptive threats. Inside, we predict how each theme will evolve and identify the leading and disrupting companies.
  • The report covers the 3D Printing theme.
Reasons to Buy
  • GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors. It has a proven track record of identifying the important themes early, enabling companies to make the right investments ahead of the competition, and secure that all-important competitive advantage.
  • Develop and design your corporate strategies through an in-house expert analysis of 3D printing by understanding the primary ways in which this theme is impacting the medical devices industry.
  • Stay up to date on the industry’s major players and where they sit in the value chain.
  • Identify emerging industry trends to gain a competitive advantage.

Executive Summary
Technology Briefing
The science behind 3D printing
The properties of raw materials and how this affects processing
Properties of 3D printed parts
The technology of materials
The eight different types of 3D printing technology
Material extrusion
Direct metal deposition
Powder bed fusion
Binder jetting
Material jetting
Vat photopolymerization
Sheet lamination
3D printing in medical devices
4D printing
Medical trends
Technology trends
Macroeconomic trends
Regulatory trends
Industry Analysis
Market size and growth forecasts
Medical 3D printing
Orthopedic devices
Interbody devices
Mergers and acquisitions
Patent trends
3D printing in medical timeline
Value Chain
3D Bioprinters
3D printers
Metals (medical apparatus and implants)
CAD (Medical imaging applications)
On-demand services
Repairs and maintenance
Leading 3D bioprinting adopters in medical
Leading 3D printing adopters in medical
Sector Scorecard
Medical devices sector scorecard
Who’s who
Thematic screen
Valuation screen
Risk screen
Further Reading
GlobalData Reports
Our thematic research methodology
About GlobalData
Contact Us
List of Tables
Table 1: Medical trends
Table 2: Technology trends
Table 3: Macroeconomic trends
Table 4: Regulatory trends
Table 5: Mergers and acquisitions
Table 6: Leading 3D bioprinting adopters in medical
Table 7: Leading 3D printing adopters in medical
Table 8: Glossary
Table 9: GlobalData Reports
List of Figures/B>
Figure 1:Key players in the 3D printing in medical devices value chain
Figure 2:Producing the starting material
Figure 3:Smooth powder’s better molecular structure improves flowability and printing
Figure 4:Post-3D printing processes
Figure 5:There are eight primary technologies within the 3D printing industry
Figure 6:Fused deposition modelling
Figure 7:Direct metal deposition
Figure 8:Powder bed fusion
Figure 9:Binder jetting
Figure 10:Material jetting
Figure 11:Vat photopolymerization
Figure 12:Sheet lamination
Figure 13:Bioprinting
Figure 14:3D printing in medical devices
Figure 15:A 4D printed object can change its shape and behavior
Figure 16:By 2026, the global additive manufacturing market will exceed $43 billion in spending
Figure 17:Sector Ranking by Inventions (Grants)
Figure 18:The 3D printing in healthcare story
Figure 19:The 3D Printing Value Chain
Figure 20:The 3D Printing Value Chain - 3D Bioprinter Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 21:The 3D Printing Value Chain - 3D Printer Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 22:The 3D Printing Value Chain - Biomaterials Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 23:The 3D printing value chain - Medical Apparatus Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 24:The 3D Printing Value Chain - Polymers Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 25:The 3D Printing Value Chain - Ceramic Providers Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 26:The 3D Printing Value Chain - Medical Imaging Using CAD Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 27:The 3D printing value chain - Slicing Software leaders vs. challengers
Figure 28:The 3D printing Value Chain - Consulting Services Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 29:The 3D Printing Value Chain - Marketplaces Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 30:The 3D Printing Value Chain - On-demand Services Leaders vs. Challengers
Figure 31:The 3D printing value chain - Repairs and maintenance leaders vs. challengers
Figure 32:Who does what in the medical device space?
Figure 33:Thematic screen
Figure 34:Valuation screen
Figure 35:Risk screen
Figure 36: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard

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