International Survey of Medical & Other Life Sciences Faculty: Use of 3D Printers

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  • 60 Pages +
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This report looks closely at the extent and character of use of 3D printers by faculties in medical, dental, public health and veterinary schools as well as in university departments of biology and chemistry.  The report presents data from a survey of 180 medical and life sciences faculty from more than 50 research universities and medical schools in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK and Ireland. 

The 60+ page study reports on the percentage of faculty who have ever used a 3D printer, used 3D printer in an academic or medical library, in another university location, or in a non-university location.  It also looks at what patrons are using 3D printers for, giving detailed statistical data on use for medical devices, for drug remedies, and for prosthetics and body parts, among other uses.  The report also defines levels of faculty support for higher or lower spending on 3D printing technology, and examines attitudes towards the technology.

Data is broken out by more than 10 criteria, and is presented separately for public and private universities, by age, gender, academic title, country, academic field, university ranking, level of tuition and other variables.  The demographic data allows readers to pinpoint the kinds of faculty who use 3D printers and the level of need and support for them.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

  • 9.77% of those sampled had used a 3D printer at a non-library university location.  Once again use was far greater by males than females; 12.87% of males but only 5.48% of females had used a 3D printer at a non-library university location
  • 4.6% of the sample had ever used a 3D printer for the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts.
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS OF THE SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
Characteristics of the Sample

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Percentage of Faculty Who Have Ever Used or Assigned for Use a 3D Printer
Percentage of Faculty Who Have Ever Used or Assigned for Use a 3D Printer at their
University Library
Percentage of Faculty Who Have Ever Used or Assigned for Use a 3D Printer at a NonLibrary
University
Location
Percentage of Faculty Who Have Ever Used or Assigned for Use a 3D Printer at a Non University
Location
Faculty View of the Importance of Having Access to a 3D Printer for Teaching, Research and Scholarship
Number of Times Using a 3D Printer at Any Location in the Past Year
Use of a 3D Printer for the Fabrication of Prosthetics or Body Parts
Use of a 3D Printer for the Fabrication of “Inks” for the Fabrication of Drugs or other Remedies
Use of a 3D Printer for the Manufacture of Medical or other Scientific Tools or Devices
Advice on How to Better Manage or Develop University 3D Printing Facilities University Role Models
Faculty Opinion on Spending More or Less University Funds on 3D Printing

List of Tables
Table 1.1 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy?
Table 1.2 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by country
Table 1.3 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 1.4 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by Annual tuition
Table 1.5 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by public and private status
Table 1.6 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 1.7 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by FTE
Table 1.8 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 1.9 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by tenure status
Table 1.10 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 1.11 Have you ever personally used or assigned for use a 3D Printer that makes objects similar to the way a photocopy machine makes a photocopy? Broken out by academic department or school
Table 2 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at any of the following locations?
Table 2.1.1 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library?
Table 2.1.2 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by Country
Table 2.1.3 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.1.4 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 2.1.5 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.1.6 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.1.7 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.1.8 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.1.9 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.1.10 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 2.1.11 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at your university library? Broken out by academic department or school
Table 2.2.1 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? 
Table 2.2.2 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by country
Table 2.2.3 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.2.4 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by Annual tuition
Table 2.2.5 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by public and private status
Table 2.2.6 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.2.7 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by FTE
Table 2.2.8 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.2.9 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.2.10 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 2.2.11 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-library university location? Broken out by academic department or school
Table 2.3.1 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location?
Table 2.3.2 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by country
Table 2.3.3 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 2.3.4 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by Annual tuition
Table 2.3.5 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by public and private status 
Table 2.3.6 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 2.3.7 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by FTE 
Table 2.3.8 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 2.3.9 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by tenure status
Table 2.3.10 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 2.3.11 If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at a non-university location? Broken out by academic department or school If you have used a 3D printer in conjunction with teaching or scholarship have you used one at any of the following locations?  (Check all that apply) Other answers
Table 3.1 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship?
Table 3.2 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by country
Table 3.3 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 3.4 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 3.5 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by public and private status
Table 3.6 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 3.7 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by FTE
Table 3.8 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by age range of the survey participant 
Table 3.9 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by tenure status
Table 3.10 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 3.11 How important is it to you to have access to a 3D printer at your university for your teaching, research or scholarship? Broken out by academic department or school
Table 4.1 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?
Table 4.2 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason? Broken out by country
Table 4.3 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking 
Table 4.4 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by annual tuition
Table 4.5 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by public and private status
Table 4.6 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 4.7 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by FTE
Table 4.8 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 4.9 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by tenure status
Table 4.10 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 4.11 How many times in the past year have you used a 3D printer at any location for any reason?  Broken out by academic department or school
Table 5 Have you personally been involved in using or researching the following uses of 3D printing?
Table 5.1.1 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?
Table 5.1.2 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by Country
Table 5.1.3 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 5.1.4 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by Annual tuition
Table 5.1.5 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by public and private status
Table 5.1.6 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 5.1.7 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by FTE
Table 5.1.8 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 5.1.9 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by tenure status
Table 5.1.10 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant 
Table 5.1.11 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the fabrication of prosthetics or body parts?  Broken out by academic department or school
Table 5.2.1 Have you personally been involved in using or researching Developing or assembling chemical "inks" for fabrication of drugs and remedies uses of 3D printing?
Table 5.2.2 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by country
Table 5.2.3 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 5.2.4 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 5.2.5 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by public and private status
Table 5.2.6 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 5.2.7 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by FTE
Table 5.2.8 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 5.2.9 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by tenure status
Table 5.2.10 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 5.2.11 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use with 3D printers the development or assembly of “inks” for drugs and other remedies? Broken out by academic department or school
Table 5.3.1 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?
Table 5.3.2 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by country
Table 5.3.3 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking 
Table 5.3.4 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by annual tuition
Table 5.3.5 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by public and private status
Table 5.3.6 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 5.3.7 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by FTE
Table 5.3.8 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 5.3.9 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by tenure status
Table 5.3.10 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 5.3.11 Have you personally been involved in using or researching for use 3D printers in the manufacture of medical or other scientific tools or devices?  Broken out by academic department or school Have you personally been involved in using or researching the following uses of 3D printing? (check all that apply) Other answers What could your university do to better manage or develop its 3D printing facilities? If you admire any institution for the way it is using 3D printers in teaching or scholarship which institutions and what are they doing that you admire?
Table 6.1 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology?
Table 6.2 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by country
Table 6.3 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by US News and World Report World Ranking
Table 6.4 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by annual tuition
Table 6.5 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by public and private status
Table 6.6 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by gender of the survey participant
Table 6.7 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by FTE
Table 6.8 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by age range of the survey participant
Table 6.9 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by tenure status
Table 6.10 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by academic title or rank of the survey participant
Table 6.11 Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Broken out by academic department or school Your university should be spending more or less on this technology? Other answers 

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