Digital Printers Vs. Laser Printers

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IBIS forecasts the U.S market for 3D printer manufacturing in the U.S that will reach $1.4 billion in 2014 thus attaining an annual growth rate of 22.8% from 2009 to 2014. The prediction by IDC predicts that worldwide 3D printer unit sales and installed base which will grow at a combined compound annual growth rate of 59% through 2017 with the value of shipments attaining a 27% CAGR in the forecast period. Fig 4. (image. www. IDC) 3D printers compare market units, the value of shipments and installed base. IDC has predicted the Average Selling Value, which will drop at a 19% CAGR through 2017. 3D and the Bio-Printing Systems Bio-printing systems can be based on the inkjets or lasers. Theses print heads are useful in depositing…show more content…
Personalized drug dosing increases the efficacy and decreasing the risks of such adverse reactions. Traditional manufacturing processes are not suitable for making personalised medicines, and they tend to restrict the creation of dosage forms of complex geometries and drug profiles. These drugs are beneficial to the patients since pharmacists analyze patient 's profile such as race, gender and age to determine medication. Medical practitioners use 3D printers in the production of medical printers. Such 3D printing successes involves the creation of plastic limb prosthetics and the replacement of hips and bones. A Recent study reports that 3D printing shows the shift of the medical manufacturing sector due to the low cost and small sized printers that promises to enhance technology accessibility thus allowing researchers and doctors to create personalized devices for their patients. For example a patient who has developed an infection of experienced pain from non-customized prosthetic can use imaging technology that shows the shape and movements of various parts of the human body. The report by director of the Global Dental, Stratasys, looks at the business and economic benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing across the health sectors (Khalyfa 909). His report addressed the vertical applications for 3D printing and focusing on the scales ad values of technology adoption and possible future opportunities for revenue and the

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