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3D Printing in Dental Industry

  • ID: 3989501
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 181 Pages
  • Sagacious Research
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The Dental and Medical 3-D Printing Sector Is Expected to Grow by Around 515 Percent to $868 Million by 2025


  • 3D Systems
  • 3M
  • 3Shape
  • Align Technology
  • Bego Medical
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • MORE

3D printing also known as additive manufacturing printing is a highly customizable manufacturing technique which turns digital 3D models into solid objects by building them up in layers. The technology was first invented in the 1980s, and since that time has been used for rapid prototyping. 3D printing has already penetrated the dental industry. It is being used for making complex prosthetics, dental restorations, implants, orthodontic brackets, arch wires, aligner, retainers etc. with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

This report intends to provide the state of the art in the domain of 3D printing in dental industry. The report provides insights into advantages, existing solutions, innovation trends, market trends and key participants in the innovation ecosystem in the 3D printing domain.

The report highlights three sections:

1.Overall Innovation trends: This section highlights technology evolution (patent filing trend), primary countries of research, major market geographies, existing collaborations and opportunities, new entrants, cross domain players, key patents, most active law firms, prominent inventors and important IPC classes in the domain of 3D printing.

2. Technology based distribution of patents and applications published in last 10 years:
This section highlights the focus of patents and applications published in last ten years w.r.t. the production method used in 3D printing, scanning techniques disclosed, material used for 3D printing, application areas being targeted and the advantages. This section further highlights the trend for research countries, market geographies in different technological areas.

3. Major players trends in the domain of 3D printing in dental industry:
This section provides an analysis of the major players in the domain focusing on their patent filing trends, their research centers, market of interest, technology focus, partnerships, strategies, and other important parameters. This section also speculates the major players comparative analysis to highlight their patent portfolio strength, R&D strategy and innovation filing strategies.

Key Benefits:

  • Exclusive and extensive production methodology: A comprehensive dataset development methodology was adopted to ensure precise and high-quality analysis. The methodology includes multiple searches, in-depth review of thousands of patent and non-patent publications, and presentation of complex information into clear facts, trends, and risks
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  • Comprehensive: As the entire domain is analyzed comprehensively, the report derives the trends and insights not possible otherwise.
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  • Save Time: This report helps you identify a technology space's high-impact patents; history and geography of patenting activity; list of inventors, co-inventors and their organizational affiliations; industrial areas of inventive activity, competitive activities and more such insights quickly.
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Reasons to purchase the report:

This report can help everyone associated with the domain of 3D printing by answering questions pertinent to them and enabling them to take key decisions. For example, this report can be beneficial to CEOs, Heads and members of R&D departments, Heads and members of IP/Strategy departments, Heads and members of HR departments, Heads and members of marketing departments, Academic researchers and scientists, Patent agents and/or attorneys, Investors and consultants operating in the domain of 3D printing or dental industry.

This report can help uncover answers to the following questions for the readers:

  • When did patenting activity in the domain start and how it has evolved?
  • Which countries are the innovation hubs for this technology domain?
  • Which countries are suitable market geographies for utilizing this technology?
  • Who are major players involved in this technology?
  • What potential collaboration opportunities are available with smaller players?
  • Who are the recent entrants?
  • Which research institutes / universities are working in this area?
  • Which technology areas are most focused on for research and development?
  • What are latest technological advancements in the domain?
  • Who are the key inventors / experts in different technology areas?
  • What are the different activities being taken up by the major players?
  • What are their patenting strategies and areas of focus?
  • How do the major players stack up and compare against each other in terms of IP potential / R&D team / strategies etc.?
  • Which are the best patents and who owns them?

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  • 3D Systems
  • 3M
  • 3Shape
  • Align Technology
  • Bego Medical
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • MORE


3D Printing in Dental Industry
About this Report

Executive Summary

Analysis Overview

1. Overall Trends in the Technology Domain
1.1 Patent Filing Trend
1.2 Products
1.3 Countries of Research
1.4 Market Geographies
1.5 Research Countries v/s Market Geographies
1.6 Key Inventors
1.7 Major Players
1.8 New Entrants
1.9 Academic Collaboration Opportunities: Top Universities/ Institutes
1.10 Independent Inventors
1.11 Patent Prosecution Law Firms in the Domain
1.12 Top IPCs
1.13 Key Patents
1.14 Free to Use Key Patents
1.15 Collaborations in the domain
1.16 Litigations

2. Technology Analysis
2.1 Technological Evolution
2.1.1 Summary
2.1.2 Taxonomy and Patent Distribution
2.1.3 Filing Trends
2.2 Technical Challenges analysis
2.2.1 Top Technical Challenges faced
2.2.2 Notable Research Literature:
2.2.3 Technical Challenges Trend
2.2.4 Technical Challenges Solved By Major Players
2.2.5 Matrix of Technical Challenges Vs Research Country
2.2.6 Matrix of Technical Challenges Vs Inventor
2.3 Products
2.3.1 Products v/s Major Players (Based on Products)
2.3.2 Products v/s Inventor
2.3.3 Products v/s Research Country
2.3.4 Products v/s Challenges
2.4 Production Methods
2.4.1 Production Methods v/s Major Players (Based on Production Method)
2.4.2 Production Methods v/s Inventors
2.4.3 Production Methods v/s Research Countries
2.4.4 Production Method v/s 3D Scanning Techniques
2.4.5 Production Method v/s Products
2.4.6 Production Method v/s Challenges
2.5 3D Scanning Techniques
2.5.1 3D Scanning Technique v/s Major Players (Based on 3D Scanning Technique)
2.5.2 3D Scanning Techniques v/s Inventor
2.5.3 3D Scanning Techniques v/s Research Country
2.5.4 3D Scanning Techniques v/s Material Used for 3D Printing
2.5.5 3D Scanning Techniques v/s Challenges
2.6 Material used for 3D Printing
2.6.1 Materials Used for 3D Printing v/s Major Players (Based on Materials Used for 3D Printing)
2.6.2 Materials Used for 3D Printing v/s Inventors
2.6.3 Materials Used for 3D Printing v/s Research Countries
2.6.4 Materials Used for 3D Printing Technology Breakdown - Polymer
2.6.5 Materials Used for 3D Printing Technology Breakdown - Ceramics
2.6.6 Materials Used for 3D Printing Technology Breakdown - Metal
2.6.7 Materials Used for 3D Printing Technology Breakdown - Metal Alloy
2.6.8 Materials Used for 3D Printing v/s Products
2.6.9 Materials Used for 3D Printing v/s Challenges

3. Major Players Analysis
3.1 Major Players’ Trends
3.2 Major Players’ Last Five Years
3.3 Major Players’ Products
3.4 3M
3.4.1 3M - Key Inventors with IPC
3.4.2 3M - Technology Fencing
3.4.3 3M - Products
3.5 Ivoclar Vivadent
3.5.1 Ivoclar Vivadent - Key Inventors with IPC
3.5.2 Ivoclar Vivadent - Technology Fencing
3.5.3 Ivoclar Vivadent - Products
3.6 Mitsui Chemicals
3.6.1 Mitsui Chemicals - Key Inventors with IPC
3.6.2 Mitsui Chemical - Technology Fencing
3.6.3 Mitsui Chemical - Products
3.7 Dentsply Sirona
3.7.1 Dentsply Sirona - Key Inventors with IPC
3.7.2 Dentsply Sirona - Technology Fencing
3.7.3 Dentsply Sirona-Products
3.8 Bego Medical
3.8.1 Bego Medical - Key Inventors with IPC
3.8.2 Bego Medical - Technology Fencing
3.8.3 Bego Medical - Products
3.9 Align Technology
3.9.1 Align Technology - Key Inventors with IPC
3.9.2 Align Technology - Technology Fencing
3.9.3 Align Technology - Products
3.10 Zhejiang University of Technology
3.10.1 Zhejiang University of Technology - Key Inventors with IPC
3.10.2 Zhejiang University of Technology - Technology Fencing
3.11 Shenzhen Kangtaijian Dental Instrument
3.11.1 Shenzhen Kangtaijian Dental Instrument - Key Inventors with IPC
3.11.2 Shenzhen Kangtaijian Dental Instrument - Technology Fencing
3.12 Glidewell Laboratories
3.12.1 Glidewell Laboratories - Key Inventors with IPC
3.12.2 Glidewell Laboratories - Technology Fencing
3.12.3 Glidewell Laboratories - Products
3.13 Straumann
3.13.1 Straumann - Key Inventors with IPC
3.13.2 Straumann - Technology Fencing
3.13.3 Straumann Products
3.14 3Shape
3.14.1 3Shape - Key Inventors with IPC
3.14.2 3Shape - Technology Fencing
3.14.3 3Shape - Products
3.15 Key Players’ IP Position Forward Citations
3.16 Key Players’ IP Position Backward Citations
3.17 Major Players’ Comparative Analysis - R&D
3.18 Major Players’ Portfolio Strength Analysis
3.19 Major Players’ Filing Strategy

4. Authors

5. Methodology

6. Relevance Criteria

7. References

8. Disclaimer

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  • 3D Systems
  • 3M
  • 3Shape
  • Align Technology
  • Bego Medical
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • MORE

Industrial 3D Printing is at a tipping point and about to go main stream in a big way. It has been predicted that the industry will go through revolutionary changes when 3D Printing gets common and we aim to be among the ones making this revolution happen. Technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets and toys; Additive manufacturing is creating durable and safe products for sale to real customers in moderate to large quantities thereby impacting the economies of scale.

The beginnings of this revolution showed up in 2014, when through a survey of over a 100 manufacturing companies, 11% of them had already switched to volume production of 3D Printed parts or products; according to our analysis we call a particular technology to be mainstream when it reaches an adoption level of over 15%.

Numerous companies in multiple industries are ramping up production and observing these developments and we opine that 3D Printing is ready to emerge from its nascent stage to becoming a viable alternative to conventional manufacturing in multiple industries for various applications. More companies will follow the major players and with this revolutionary shift, companies should start engaging strategically to see how they could improve their offerings, revisit their operations and the implications it could have on the commercial ecosystem as a whole.

Point to ponder: How fast this will happen?
The US hearing aid industry converted to 100% additive manufacturing in less than 500 days, according to one CEO and not a single company that held on to traditional manufacturing survived. Although it’s hard to imagine that this technology shall be replacing the traditional ways of manufacturing but the recent advances in this space suggest a drastic shift in industrial settings and showcase a global change in the days to come.

The dental industry has become an aggressive target for development of new 3D printing techniques. Dental technicians have already started using 3D printing methods to manufacture orthodontic equipment’s like dental implants, brackets, surgical tools, impression trays, etc. Innovations for 3D printing in dental were first filed in 1984. Thereafter, the innovations have achieved a good pace.

For an R&D design prospects of 3D printing, there are several type of production methods including Fused Deposition Modeling, Laser sintering, Stereo lithography, Digital Light Processing, Electron-beam melting, Laminated object manufacturing, Direct Metal Laser Sintering , etc. Key players in 3D printing in dental industry are 3M, Mitsui Chemicals, Align technology, Dentsply Sirona, Bego medical as these own maximum innovations (patents) for 3D printing in dental industry. Innovations for 3D printing in dental industry have been originating from United States, China and Germany.

This research analyzes the potential impact of 3D printing on the global dental industry through a patent landscape analysis. It provides insights into the fundamentals of technologies, materials as well as the processes used in the industry now with an analysis on future applications. While dental equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, technology vendors have already started using it on a commercial level, we expect 3D Printing to have a tremendous impact on the supply chain of the entire industry and extend itself into numerous relative application areas.

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  • 3D Systems
  • 3M
  • 3Shape
  • Align Technology
  • Bego Medical
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Glidewell Laboratories
  • Ivoclar Vivadent
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Straumann Holding
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