3D Printed Surgical Models Market Size, Share & Trends Report

3D Printed Surgical Models Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Specialty (Cardiac Surgery/ Interventional Cardiology, Gastroenterology Endoscopy of Esophageal), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Published Date: Dec, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-947-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 110

Report Overview

The global 3D printed surgical models market size was valued at USD 500.0 million in 2018 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period. Growing demand for prototyping from the healthcare industry and intensive research and development activities in the market are expected to boost market growth. Rising number of surgical procedures, increasing prevalence of chronic disorders, and growing need for customized healthcare products are expected to impel demand for 3D printed surgical models.

Germany 3D printed surgical models market size

3D printed surgical models are used in preoperative planning that allows preadaptation of surgical instruments and enhance the three-dimensional perception of the planned operation, thus improving precision and shortening operative time. The application of 3D printed surgical models is expanding rapidly, as it allows for accurate reconstruction of anatomic relations.

These applications are applied in the healthcare industry in many ways such as in orthopedic surgery for treatment of trauma injuries and planning of tumor resection, in neurosurgery for navigation training, in cardiac surgery for repair of congenital defects and presurgical planning of tumor resections, in endovascular aneurysm repair, and in vascular surgery for printing aortic models.

Stereolithography (SLA) and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technologies are used for printing surgical models for preoperative planning of the surgery, presenting findings and preadaptation of fixation plates. SLA is a liquid based technology and is the oldest form of rapid prototyping based on an ultraviolet laser. FDM is a solid based printing technology that relies on continuous deposition of material.

Specialty Insights

On the basis of specialty, the market has been segmented into seven categories namely, cardiac surgery/ interventional cardiology, gastroenterology endoscopy of esophageal, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology and transplant surgery. 3D printed surgical models are widely used in understanding the complexities of congenital heart conditions.

Global 3D printed surgical models market share

The surgical models are used before planning the surgery in order to improve post-surgery outcomes. They also have application in planning interventions to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Aortic anatomy and diameters can be reproduced accurately to allow in vitro simulation and preoperative planning using 3D models. Rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease is anticipated to boost the demand for 3D surgical models in cardiac surgery.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global 3D printed surgical models market and accounted for 35.3% in 2018. The major factors contributing to market growth include increase in geriatric population, high purchasing power, strong government support for quality healthcare, and supportive reimbursement policies in the U.S and Canada. The U.S. has the most sophisticated healthcare infrastructure comprising multispecialty hospitals, clinics, and high adoption of healthcare products and services. This is due to high per capita income and consumer awareness about the emerging technologies. The country also has a high pool of 3D printing companies with robust distribution network. These companies are also involved in research and development in association with National Institute of Health (NIH) and other government-funded institutions to bring innovative technologies in the market for 3D printed surgical models.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to register the highest CAGR of 13.5% during the forecast period due to increasing per capita income, economic development, and high unmet medical needs of a large population pool in China and India. There is significant demand for 3D printed surgical models due to increasing number of people undergoing surgeries, increasing prevalence of cardiac disorders, and growing rate of road accidents.

In addition, growing use of implants in orthopedic procedures, coupled with rising prevalence of arthritis, and rapidly improving healthcare infrastructure are supporting market growth. Furthermore, increasing healthcare awareness amongst individuals and technological advancements in the emerging economies are anticipated to contribute toward market growth. Growing geriatric population in Asian countries with large untapped opportunities, such as India and China, is expected to drive the market for 3D printed surgical models during the forecast period.

Increasing prevalence of osteoporosis and deficiency of calcium results in teeth loss in the geriatric population. The medications prescribed for chronic and metabolic disorders, such as corticosteroids, have also been concluded to further result in edentulous state in adults. Thus, leading to rise in demand for various preventive, restorative, and surgical services; thereby, fueling market growth for 3D printed surgical models.

3D Printed Surgical Models Market Share Insights

The global market for 3D printed surgical models is highly competitive in nature. Some of the players operating in the market include 3D Systems, Inc.; EnvisionTEC; Materialise N.V.; Stratasys Ltd.; and GPI Prototype. Distribution channel enhancement, new product development, regional expansion, and collaborations are the key strategic undertakings influencing the industry dynamics.

For instance, in August 2019, Materialise N.V. invested in Brazilian company, Engimplan, a manufacturer of craniomaxillofacial and orthopedic implants and instruments. This investment allowed Materialise N.V. to extend its 3D printing solutions to the Brazilian market.

3D Printed Surgical Models Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 584.1 million

Revenue forecast in 2026

USD 1.1 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 10.3% from 2019 to 2026

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2026

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2026

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, type, accessories, end use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

Stratasys, Ltd.; 3D Systems, Inc.; Lazarus 3D, LLC; Osteo3d; Axial3D; Onkos Surgical; Formlabs; Materialise NV; 3D LifePrints UK Ltd.; WhiteClouds

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global 3D printed surgical models market report on the basis of specialty and region:

  • Specialty Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)       

    • Cardiac Surgery/ Interventional Cardiology

      • Annuloplasty (mitral valve repair)

      • Repair Coronary Aneurysm

      • Replacement of Aortic Valve

      • Stent Insertion

      • Repair Congenital Heart Defects

    • Gastroenterology Endoscopy of Esophageal

      • Endoscopy of Esophageal Lesion

      • Splenectomy

    • Neurosurgery

      • Repair Aneurysm

      • Transsphenoidal Excision of Pituitary Gland

      • Remove Brain Tumor

    • Orthopedic Surgery

      • Repair Scoliosis

      • Repair Clavicle Fracture

      • Hip Repair

      • Repair Intervertebral Disc

      • Hip Replacement Revision

      • Repair Leg Fracture

      • Osteotomy

    • Reconstructive Surgery

      • Facial Reconstruction

      • Hand Reconstruction

      • Breast Reconstruction

      • Mastoidectomy

      • Cleft Palate Correction

    • Surgical Oncology

      • Removal of Adrenal Tumor

      • Removal of Liver Tumor

      • Endoscopic Removal of Cardiac Lesion

      • Thoracic Removal of Lung Tumor

      • Removal of Renal Tumor

    • Transplant Surgery

      • Cardiac Surgery/ Interventional Cardiology

      • Heart Transplant

      • Liver Transplant

      • Lung Transplant

      • Kidney Transplant

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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