SmarTech Says 3D Printing Technologies to Significantly Disrupt Business Models and Process Chains in Orthotics and Prosthetics Market, Impact 35 Percent of All Medical Devices by 2027

The latest medical 3D printing industry report from SmarTech Publishing –the leading provider of industry analysis and market research services to the 3D printing/additive manufacturing market –projects a disruptive impact for a number of key 3D printing technologies and applications within the multi-billion dollar orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) market over the coming decade. Early research and applications have demonstrated a unique ability for 3D printing to completely revolutionize business models and access to custom and functional prosthetic and orthotic medical devices. Further adoption of 3DP in O&P markets from today’s early innovators is projected to eventually impact an estimated 35 percent of all devices produced, while generating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact and revenue opportunities for 3D printing solutions.

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