DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in Medical Devices - Prosthetics, Orthotics and Audiology" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.
3D printing technologies to significantly disrupt business models and process chains in orthotics and prosthetics market, Impacting 35 percent of all medical devices by 2027.
As the medical 3D printing segment continues to evolve in ways which set it apart from the rest of the rapid prototyping and industrial additive manufacturing markets, interest in apply various technologies into the fabrication of medical devices has grown significantly.
Prosthetic devices are the third major area of exploration for 3D printing technologies in medicine today, marked by two distinctly different medical treatment areas -audiology and the orthotics & prosthetics (O&P) markets. Such externally applied devices now being made with 3D printing technologies include hearing aids, upper and lower extremity prosthetics and componentry, and orthotic insoles and braces.
AM/3DP technologies are bringing serious disruptive potential in O&P through their ability to completely bypass much of the traditional supply constraints for prosthetic devices which limit the ability of amputees to gain access to a prosthetic.
Market dynamics in the hearing aid industry continue to shift, and through recent innovations in 3D printing technologies in photopolymerization and metal powder bed fusion segments, the scales may be tipped towards strong continued penetration of 3D printing in audiology.
In prosthetics, 3D printing holds promise as a production process to upend the traditional market where prosthetic devices often cost between $10,000 and $50,000 or more, and only have an expected useful product lifecycle of five years or less.
Digital manufacturing allows not only the potential for the creation of much more accessible devices from a cost perspective, but also for a much more sustainable approach to life-long amputee care through a digitally powered process using scanning and imaging technology.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter One: Characterizing 3D Printing Technology in Selected Medical Devices: Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Audiology
Chapter Two: 3D Printing of Limb and Other Medical Prosthetics
Chapter Three: 3D Printing of Hearing Aids and Audiology Devices
Chapter Four: 3D Printing of Orthotic Devices - Insoles and Braces
Chapter Five: Ten-Year Opportunity Forecasts for 3D Printing in Selected Medical Device Segments
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