NEW YORK, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
3D printing (3DP) or additive manufacturing (AM) is used to convert a 3D model into a three dimensional object and the material used for this purpose is called 3DP material. 3D printing has begun to flourish in various application areas in healthcare such as dental, medical, implants, drug manufacturing and so on.
3D printers in healthcare can use wide range of materials. On these lines, the 3D printing market has been segmented into donor cells, plastics, ceramics, and metals. Plastics have huge demand in 3D printing in healthcare industry due to their relatively low cost and their ease of manufacturing. Plastics/ Polymers were the most widely used materials for 3D printing in healthcare with estimated revenue of $189.9m in 2014. The market is expected to grow to $1.2 billion by 2020.