One of the faster growing markets to adopt 3D printing technology is the healthcare industry, which has been rapidly developing new medical applications at an astounding rate. What once was just a small blip on the 3D printing radar has grown into its own industry within an industry, and looks to continue to expand exponentially over the next four years. We’ve already seen some amazing developments over the last few years in bioprinting, prosthesis manufacturing and customized medical implants. While most of these advances have been comparatively small slices of the total industry pie, now that they are starting to mature and find wider adoption across the market, that slice of pie is expected to grow by leaps and bounds.
A new market research report released by IndustryARC breaks down the medical 3D printing industry into several categories and subcategories, including technologies typically used like fused deposition modelling (FDM), laser beam melting (LBM), electron beam melting (EBM) and Stereolithography (SLA). There is also an entire section dedicated to materials used in the healthcare industry, including metals, resins and biological materials like cells. The figures have also been broken down by geography and applications, like medical implants and tissue bioprinting.