GVR Report cover 3D Printed Brain Model Market Size, Share & Trends Report

3D Printed Brain Model Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Materials (Plastic, Polymer), By Technology (SLA, CJP, FDM), By Region (North America, APAC), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-717-3
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global 3D printed brain model market size was valued at USD 24.4 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3% from 2021 to 2028. The market was adversely affected in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic on account of delays in neurological surgery and decreasing financial resources of health organizations, leading to reduced investment in advanced technology. Also, the economic slowdown, lockdowns in various areas leading to disruption in the supply chain, and the shutting down of a few market players have negatively impacted the market. A survey was conducted by The American College of Surgeons and Neurosurgeons where 60 countries were invited and there was a total of 494 participants.

U.S. 3D printed brain model market size, by technology, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

They reported that their operative volume had dropped more than 50%, and for countries most affected by COVID-19, this proportion is 54.7%. However, the market is expected to gain momentum over the coming years due to the rising demand for personalized healthcare, technological advancements in neurological tools & techniques and 3D printed materials, and the rising prevalence of a large number of neurological diseases. A 3D printed brain model helps in understanding and can also be used in teaching and for learning purposes by new surgeons.

For instance, the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society is an organization that provides education and training to surgeons on 3D printed brain models aimed at improving patient outcomes. Additive manufacturing helps neuro-surgeons have more information that further helps in the spatial orientation inside the brain. It also helps in stimulating the steps with high fidelity. Thus, they are anticipated to contribute to market growth.

Technology Insights

The Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), technology segment dominated the market with a revenue share of more than 26% in 2020. It is expected to grow at a steady CAGR over the forecasted period. This technology can help produce strong, stable, and durable 3D models. Models created using this technology are easy to create, office-friendly, and with flexibility in material choice. It is also highly stable and provides cost-efficiency. A complex structure of the brain can be easily made using this technology.

Other technologies include Stereolithography(SLA), ColorJet Printing (CJP), MultiJet/PolyJet Printing, and others. The other technology segment includes Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), binder jetting, and digital light synthesis. According to a survey conducted by AFMG, in 2019, around 40.0% of respondents chose FDM as the most revenue-generating technology, which was followed by SLA at 21.0%.

Material Insights

The plastic materials segment led the market with a revenue share of over 42% in 2020. The segment is expected to grow at a steady CAGR over the forecasted period. The key driving factors for this segment are feasibility, biodegradability, compatibility with a wide range of 3D printed technologies, and efficiency offered by plastic materials along with the availability of various advanced thermoplastics.

Based on materials, the market is segmented into polymer, plastic, and others. The others material segment includes metals, ceramics, and calcium phosphate salts (HA), glass, oxides of aluminum, and titanium. After plastic materials, the polymer segment is expected to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period owing to the benefits of product development and the versatility of the material.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2020 with a revenue share of more than 34% and will expand at a steady CAGR from 2021 to 2028. The growing demand for personalized healthcare and the prevalence of neurological diseases are anticipated to contribute to the market growth in the region. The U.S. adopts new technology and advancements faster in comparison to any other region. Also, the presence of large-scale established market players along with a favorable reimbursement process is anticipated to contribute to the growth of the market. For instance, in April 2020, CELLINK became a public listed company and started share trading on Nasdaq Stockholm, which, in turn, is expected to increase the investment in the market.

Global 3D printed brain model market size, by region, 2020 (%)

Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest CAGRover the forecast period. The main drivers of this market are the influx of many players, the need for technological advancements, the rise in unmet needs related to neurological diseases & treatment, and the presence of emerging countries, such as Japan and China. For instance, MedPrin, a Chinese company, invented 3D printed membrane, named ReDura.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is competitive due to the presence of domestic as well as international players. Companies focus on various strategies including mergers, acquisitions, partnering, and collaborations to gain a higher market share. In many cases, individuals come up with new ideas, and large businesses/venture capitalists fund these ideas to create new companies. For instance, Stratasys is partnering with Jacobs Institute and working alongside physicians at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute and biomedical engineers at the University of Buffalo. They have developed a new approach to repair complex brain aneurysms. The 3D-printed replica reduces the risk by its study and corrects a near-fatal condition. Some prominent players in the global 3D printed brain model market include:

  • Rokit Healthcare Inc.

  • MedPrin

  • 3D Systems

  • Formlabs

  • Voxeljet

3D Printed Brain Model Market Report Scope

 Report Attribute


Market Size value in 2021

USD 33.7 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 96.9 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 16.3% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology, materials, and region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; India; Japan; China; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Key companies profiled

Stratasys Ltd.; CELLINK; Cyfuse Biomedical; Rokit Healthcare Inc.; MedPrin; 3D Systems; Formlabs; Voxeljet

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global 3D printed brain model market report on the basis of technology, materials, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Stereolithography (SLA)

    • ColorJet Printing

    • MultiJet/PolyJet Printing

    • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

    • Others

  • Materials Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Polymer

    • Plastics

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • Japan

      • China

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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