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Table 1 Companies involved in the manufacture of 3D medical devices, number of items and number of companies per industry type

From: Integrated 3D printing solution to mitigate shortages of airway consumables and personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Company Type 3D printed units
N (%)
number of companies
N (%)
3D-printing Industry 5234 (23·6%) 13 (18·6%)
Automotive Industry 2854 (12·9%) 3 (4·3%)
Dental Industry 2641 (11·9%) 9 (12·9%)
Manufacturers associations 1847 (8·3%) 10 (14·3%)
Universities 1579 (7·1%) 3 (4·3%)
Chemical Industry 1483 (6·7%) 2 (2·9%)
Naval and railway Industry 1193 (5·4%) 1 (1·4%)
Plastic Industry 1053 (4·7%) 4 (5·7%)
Engineering Consulting 781 (3·5%) 6 (8·6%)
Electric Industry 686 (3·1%) 4 (5·7%)
Metal Industry 473 (2·1%) 3 (4·3%)
Biomedical Industry 469 (2·1%) 1 (1·4%)
Jewelry 403 (1·8%) 1 (1·4%)
Social Organizations 353 (1·6%) 3 (4·3%)
Medical Industry 284 (1·3%) 1 (1·4%)
Food Industry 284 (1·3%) 2 (2·9%)
Packaging Industry 240 (1·1%) 2 (2·9%)
Medical Center 69 (0·3%) 1 (1·4%)
Unknown 267 (1·2%) 1 (1·4%)
TOTAL 22,193 (100%) 70 (100%)