Opportunities can be seen in many applications, such as patient specific models for surgical planning, customized surgical braces and tools, and porous implants for one in‐growth. Novel 3D printed medical devices reduce operating time, make surgeries easier to perform, lower risks of cesarean section, and provide better outcomes for patients. Besides it will also bring treatment to developing countries through low cost customized prosthetics and braces. With 3D printing, next generation smart implants, with bio interfaces, drug-eluting capability, and embedded electronics can now be created.
New design methodologies in patient specific customizations have led to market improvement in the med-tech industry.