SmarTech Analysis has published its sixth edition of the Additive Manufacturing in Dentistry report and, noting the tumultuous experiences of 2020, projects a promising turnaround for the market in 2021.
According to the company, dental 3D printing will surpass 2019 levels in terms of revenue, reaching $3.1 billion in 2021. In a press release for its latest report, SmarTech pointed out that dental 3D printing was once “one of the most stable and fast-growing opportunities,” a keen observation given not only 3D printing’s key role in the production of patient-specific dental aligners but also the use of 3D printers in all manner of dental labs for the production of crowns and other items. This trend, however, was hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic, as was the entire global manufacturing economy. In turn, SmarTech describes how the dental industry was “negatively impacted due to acute government restrictions discouraging, or outright prohibiting, […]
And you can, too My 3D-printed custom nose bridge. Images courtesy of the author I wear glasses (not pictured above...