3D Printing Becoming Available to Healthcare

Published by , December 23, 2016 3:12 am

(MedCityNews) According to research firm IndustryArc, the global market for 3D printing in healthcare is expected to be worth $1.2 billion by 2020. The development and promulgation of cheaper 3D printers that range in price from $2,000 to $8,000 and can fit on a desktop that began this decade mean that 3D printing technology is becoming available to more people spread across numerous industries, including healthcare.
Analysts have predicted that 3D printing will be a major disruptive force in the healthcare industry before the end of the decade. According to a Gartner study published late last year, 10 percent of people in the developed world will be living with 3D-printed items on or in their bodies by 2019, and 3D printing will be a central tool in roughly one-third of surgical procedures involving prosthetic and implanted devices.

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