(PharmaNewsWire.Com, September 11, 2019 ) Additive manufacturing (AM) is an automatic process used to create rapid prototypes and functional end-use parts. It takes virtual designs from Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and transforms them into thin, virtual, horizontal layer-wise cross-sections, until the model is complete. Various synonyms generally used for AM are additive fabrication, additive processes, additive techniques, additive layer manufacturing, layer manufacturing, and freeform fabrication.
According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is the “process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer”. Various synonyms generally used for AM are additive fabrication, additive processes, additive techniques, additive layer manufacturing, layer manufacturing, and freeform fabrication.
Technological innovations in 3d printing have been witnessed over the past few years. Newer surgical products manufactured from AM, with better safety and efficacy attributes, contribute to the widespread adoption of the additive manufacturing in medical by physicians and patients worldwide.
Geographical Analysis of Additive Manufacturing Market:
Europe accounts for the largest market share of the global additive manufacturing for medical devices market, followed by North America. In the future, it is estimated that the share of the European region will decrease, attributable to lowering device prices, regulatory pressures, and increasing focus of players towards emerging markets in the Asian and Latin American regions.
Major Key Players in Additive Manufacturing Market:
The key players in this market are 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.), 3T RPD (U.K.), Arcam AB (Sweden), Biomedical Modeling, Inc. (U.S.), Envisiontec GmbH (Germany), EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems (Germany), Fcubic AB (Sweden), GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services, Inc. (U.S.), Greatbatch, Inc. (U.S.), Layerwise NV (Belgium), Limacorporate SPA (Italy), Materialise NV (Belgium), Medical Modeling, Inc. (U.S.), and others.
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