Dental Laboratory Welders Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental Laboratory Welders Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Manual, Automatic), By Application (Cast Repairs, New Clasp Assembly, Implant Restorations, Crown & Bridge Cases), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Jun, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-268-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 104

Report Overview

The global dental laboratory welders market size was valued at USD 107.2 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing applications of dental welding in restoring the disturbed function of orofacial structures as well as increasing demand for prosthetics are some of the key factors expected to boost the market growth. Prosthetics play a major role in propelling the demand for dental laboratory welders market through oral rehabilitation, which helps in restoring the oral function and facial form of a patient. Dental welding is a quintessential process in order to connect the same dental alloys or metals to create mental bridges, crowns, and casts for different dental restorations, which is further expected to drive the market.

U.S. dental laboratory welders market size, by type, 2016 - 2028 (USD Million)

Increasing adoption of dental implants and abutment placement is the major factor driving the market. Dental welding is used in clasp assembly that acts as a retainer/ stabilizer for the prosthesis by completely or partially encompassing abutments and provides indirect support to the implants, therefore a rise in dental implants procedure is expected to boost the market growth. According to the American Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry, over 15 million people in the U.S. undergo bridge and crown replacements for missing teeth every year, thus facilitating the demand for dental laboratory welders.

Technological advancement in conventional welding techniques like soldering and brazing is expected to boost the market. According to NCBI, the use of laser welding techniques in dentistry is proving to be an effective way of joining any and all metals. Laser welding is also stated to enhance the biocompatibility with the orofacial environment and provide a corrosion-free prosthesis. Moreover, laser welding also provides advantages like high mechanical strength, narrowing of heat-affected zones resulting in reduced distortion, low risk of contamination, the processing time is faster and the joints are corrosion resistant. Advancements like these will propel market growth.

With the alarmingly increasing number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, countries had effectively shut down their manufacturing plants which have negatively impacted the medical device manufacturing companies. According to an article published by Mondaq, the healthcare industry is heavily reliant on China for the procurement of both critical components, raw materials, and complex finished medical products. According to, Oral Health Group, In March, regulators and health authorities had ordered all dental offices to immediately stop seeing patients, except for emergency treatment resulting in office closures leading to unprecedented revenue declines across the sector.

Even though some parts of countries like Canada and the U.S have eased lockdown restrictions under new guidelines, patients and practitioners still harbor fear and are concerned about safety. Such consumer behavior is evident and will people will take some time to be non-reluctant. According to an article published by CBC News, the cost of reopening amidst the COVID 19 outbreak is very high as they have to adhere to stricter guidelines and protocols which may, in turn, lead to fee increases. Dental Equipment giants like Straumann Group stated that it would see sales losses of over USD 30 million in the first quarter of 2020 in the Asia Pacific.

According to the North American Dental Group survey, nearly 71% of the participants were unwilling to visit their dentist for nonemergency care due to the COVID 19 concerns. Many countries have declared a halt to elective procedures like dental treatments. According to an article published by CBC News, the cost of reopening dental clinics amidst the COVID 19 outbreak is very high, as the practices would have to adhere to stricter guidelines and protocols, which may, in turn, lead to a fee increase. However, the American Dental Association also predicts spending projections to be more optimistic in the future due to dental practices opening and patient volume recovering faster than anticipated. In the U.S, 27 states allowed dental offices to open for elective care by May 2020, and by June around 48 states opened for elective dental care and as a result, employment at dental offices has rebounded.

Type Insights

The manual welding machine segment dominated the market for dental laboratory welders and held the largest revenue share of 54.0% in 2020 owing to the wide use and availability of manual welding machines in the market. Companies like Laser star, Electro Laser, and Orion specialize in the manufacturing of manual dental welding machines. Moreover, manual welding machines are at a much lower cost as compared to automatic welding machines.

Companies like SunStone provide advanced manual dental welding machines that are benchtop, compact, and is also embedded with a digital user interface with various. These machines are also engineered with an optional HDMI port upgrade to ease the visualization of the welding process which can be connected to a TV. These are the factors driving the demand for manual dental laboratory welders.

The automatic welding segment is also expected to grow over the forecast period. Companies like ElettroLaser manufactures automatic dental welding machines like Welder Mega 140J which is joystick-controlled, equipped with a cooling system and has colored touch-screen features. The advancement and high precision of automatic welding machines are expected to propel segment growth. However, the high cost of equipment might hinder the market.

Application Insights

The new clasp assembly segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 21.0% in 2020 and is expected to retain its position over the forecast period. Based on application, the market is segmented into cast repairs, new clasp assembly, loops and posts for implants, wrought wire single-arm clasping, crown and bridge cases, and implant restorations. New clasp assembly held the highest market share owing to factors like high requirement of welding technique for the procedure, high adoption of clasp assembly for abutment support.

Global dental laboratory welders market share, by application, 2020 (%)

The implant restoration application segment is also expected to witness a significant CAGR over the forecast period. This is attributed to the fact that there has been high acceptance of implant and related restoration procedures. Moreover, the advancement in dental welding techniques has resulted in the rise in intraoral welding procedures for immediate retention of osseointegrated implants.

Regional Insights

In 2020, North America dominated the dental laboratory welders market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.0%. The prominent drivers of the regional market are the high incidence of dental conditions and high awareness among the population on oral preventive and restorative treatments in this region. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 3 million people already have dental implants, and this number is usually higher in developed countries than developing due to the wide availability of resources, availability of technologically advanced equipment, and high per capita income of the population.

In Asia Pacific, the market is anticipated to grow fast over the forecast period owing to increasing economic stability and disposable income. Asian countries are also popular for their low-cost treatment, which makes them a preferred market for medical tourism. The growing adoption of intraoral dental welding techniques is one of the significant factors driving the market. Furthermore, the introduction of novel technologies, such as CAD/CAM-based dental restorations, and high awareness about dental procedures are expected to impel growth over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key companies are focusing on strategic initiatives such as the introduction of novel products through customization according to consumers’ needs, partnerships, collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions to expand their product portfolio and extend leadership positions in the field of dental welding. Moreover, the competition between key players will turn intense in the coming years as they are focusing more on geographical expansion, strategic collaborations, and partnership through mergers and acquisitions. For Instance, in January 2021, Sunstone Engineering collaborated with EWI, an engineering service provider, as a strategic technology member. The two companies will collaborate to advance pulsed arc welding and micro-resistance welding technology. Some of the prominent players in the dental laboratory welders market include:

  • LaserStar

  • Sunstone Engineering LLC

  • Primotec

  • ElettroLaser

  • IPG photonics

  • Max Photonics

  • Alpha Laser

Dental Laboratory Welders Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2021

USD 146.1 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 264.8 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.9% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation

2020

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 share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

LaserStar; Sunstone Engineering LLC; Primotec; ElettroLaser; IPG photonics; Max Photonics; Alpha Laser

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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 dental laboratory welders market report on the basis of type, application, and region:

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

    • Manual

    • Automatic

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

    • Cast Repairs

    • New Clasp Assembly

    • Loops & Posts for Implants

    • Wrought Wire Single-Arm Clasping

    • Crown & Bridge Cases

    • Implant Restorations

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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