Thursday, October 27, 2016

Global $3.7 Billion Dentistry 3D Printing Report 2016-2026: Ten-Year Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis

Here is some great info from Globe Newswire.

3D Printing is not far away in dentistry.  There are now several "skunkworks" that are working away as I type this seeking to develop the perfect material to allow dentistry to print restorations.  We are currently using subtractive technology (mills) to grind blocks into restorations.  However, in the not too distant future we'll be using additive technology (3D printers) to create the same prosthetics, but the fit, quality, etc will be better than existing tech can produce.  Read on for more info from Globe Newswire.

Dublin, Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the"3D Printing in Dentistry 2016: A Ten-Year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis" report to their offering.

This new report assesses the revenues from 3D printers and related software, materials and services sold to the dentistry sector in 2016 will reach $1.6 billion but says that such revenues will grow to $3.7 billion by 2021
The dental industry continues to be one of the strongest targets for development of new 3D printers, materials, and applications. Revenues from additive manufacturing (AM) in the dental sector have grown almost 12 percent since 2015. Conversely, challenges in the 3D printing industry as a whole were weathered in part thanks to a continuing acceptance of digital technologies in the dental world. Dental professionals from every corner of the market now agree that digital dentistry is the way of the future.

This second annual study of 3D printing in the dental sector analyzes the commercial implications of a number of major trends that have emerged over the last twelve months.

The report is based on an extensive interview program and offers a true insider perspective. Included in this comprehensive report are the following: 
  • Ten-year 3D printing opportunity and market data forecasts in volume and value terms. These cover hardware, materials, software, and services
  • The first ever "Comprehensive Guide to Dental 3D Printing Hardware," which includes the most complete evaluation of available printers, materials, and other products that specifically target the dental industry specifically
  • New 3D printing software analysis for the dental sector. Discussion dental printer software, application specific dental workflow software, 3D scanning tools, and laboratory production management software.
  • Discussion of the latest application developments for dental 3D printing, from directly printed clear aligners to ultra-realistic fully printed dentures
  • Market shares for hardware sales in 2015 by printer technology category along with a detailed hardware selling price analysis
Among the new trends in dental 3DP that are considered in this report are the following: 
  • The impending adaptation of high-speed, layerless vat photopolymerzation printers to dental industry requirements.
  • The acceptance of low-cost photopolymerization systems by both dental laboratories and individual dentists. This continues to bring digital technologies within reach of the whole dental value chain and closer to patients
  • Uncertainty in the PFM restoration market in North America, but with the simultaneous rise of dental implants utilizing titanium
  • The development of long-term dental printing materials for use in directly fabricating permanent restorations and directly printed clear aligners

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