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4D Printing in Healthcare Market Segmentation by Component (Hardware, Software, and Service); by Technology (Stereo lithography, Polyjet, Fused Deposition Modelling, and Selective Laser Sintering); by Application (Surgical Guides, Patient Specific Implants, and Medical & Research Model); and by End-user (Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories, and, Others) – Global Demand Analysis and Opportunity Outlook 2020-2029

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Extensive insights into the Growth of 4D Printing in Healthcare Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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Global 4D Printing in Healthcare Market Highlights over 2020-2029

The 4D printing in healthcare market is estimated to grow with a high CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029. Extensive research associated with the crucial transforming process in the medical field and the growing investments in the development of advanced technologies in 4D printing is expected to fuel the progress of this market. The growth of the market can also be attributed to factors such as the changing consumer preferences from 3D to 4D-based medical devices and the wide range of application in healthcare industry on a global level. According to the data collected from the United States Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation, in 2021, more than 107,000 number of women, men, and children names have been registered for organ transplantation. The increasing necessity for organ transplantation is further expected to boost the requirement rate of 4D printing in healthcare industry.

4D Printing in Healthcare Market

The market is segmented based on components into hardware, software, and service, out of which, the software & service segment is anticipated to grab the largest share by the end of 2021 on account of a diverse range of applications in healthcare industry. Moreover, 3D printing software is widely being used for designing, creating, and assembling models, which is also projected to contribute to the growth of the segment during the forecast period. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

On the basis of technology, the polyjet segment in the global 4D printing in healthcare market is projected to grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the fact that it enables the development of complex shapes integrated with delicate features and intricate details. On the basis of applications, the market is segmented into surgical guides, patient specific implants, and medical & research model, among which, the medical & research models’ segment is expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period, on account of increasing research & development activities to deliver better solutions to the patients. 

Global 4D Printing in Healthcare Market Regional Synopsis

Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the North America is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the presence of major players in the region. Along with this, the North America also leads in terms of technological advancements and research & development activities conducted by the major players to develop innovative solutions, which is also expected to contribute to the market growth in the region.

4D Printing in Healthcare Market

The global 4D printing in healthcare market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global 4D printing in healthcare market includes the following segments:

By Component

  • 3D Printer SMM
  • Cells
  • Software & service
  • Equipment

By Technology

  • Stereo lithography
  • Polyjet
  • Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Selective Laser Sintering

By Application

  • Surgical Guides
  • Patient Specific Implants
  • Medical & Research Model

By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Demand for 4D Printing for Organ Transplant
  • Increasing Research & Development in 4D Printing


  • Potential Safety Hazards
  • Low Adoption Rate in Low Economic Countries

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • 3D System Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Stratasys, Ltd.
  • Materialise NV
  • Envisiontec
  • EOS GmbH Electro Optical System
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • Organovo Holdings, Inc.


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