Market analysts predict growth in 3D printing and dental CAD/CAM

July 30, 2012

A pair of recently released market analysis reports point to the steady growth of digital technologies in use in the dental space, with a projection that the global market for 3D printing will hit $3 billion by 2018 and the dental CAD/CAM market will reach $540 million by 2016.

A pair of recently released market analysis reports point to the steady growth of digital technologies in use in the dental space, with a projection that the global market for 3D printing will hit $3 billion by 2018 and the dental CAD/CAM market will reach $540 million by 2016.

The 3D printing report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc., pins the growth on further development of 3D printing technologies, approaches and applications, as well as the declining costs of the technologies.

The report looks at the ongoing transition of 3D printing from niche rapid-prototyping to short run, mass production of final products in industries ranging from dental, to jewelry to aerospace and automotive. The company’s research points to the United States as the largest market for 3D printing and predicts the technology will help bring manufacturing back to developed nations as the reduced production costs become competitive with the lower labor costs of the developing world.

Companies profiled in the report include 3D Systems Corporation, Bits from Bytes, envisionTEC GmbH, EOS GmbH, Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P, MakerBot® Industries LLC, Objet Ltd., Stratasys Inc., among others. The report titled “3D Printing: A Global Strategic Business Report” includes market estimates and projections for segments 3D Printing Products and 3D Printing Services across geographic markets such as the US, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific, and Rest of World.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, visit: http://www.strategyr.com/3D_Printing_Market_Report.asp

In the other report from Millennium Research Group, the dental CAD/CAM market is projected to grow significantly, with particularly strong growth in the chairside segment and Japan seeing stronger growth overall than Europe or the United States.

The research predicts that demand for chairside systems will bring new competitors to the market, creating downward pressure on system prices. The report specifically calls out forthcoming systems such as 3Shape’s TRIOS scanner, along with new devices from Laserdenta, MHT (to be rebranded by Zfx and Clon 3D), Dimensional Photonics International and a.tron3d.

For more information on this market report titled “Global Markets for Dental CAD/CAM Systems 2012” visit: http://mrg.net/Products-and-Services/Syndicated-Report.aspx?r=RPGL22CC12