The ‘Global 3D Scanning Market Report and Forecast 2023-2028’ by Expert Market Research gives an extensive outlook of the global 3D scanning market, assessing the market on the basis of its segments like product type, range, component, type, application, end user, and major regions.
The key highlights of the report include:
Market Overview (2017-2027)
• Forecast CAGR (2022-2027): 10.1%
|Growth Rate CAGR||10.1%|
|Major Players||3D Systems, Inc., Autodesk, Inc., Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., Nikon Corporation, and Perceptron, Inc., among others.|
The growing popularity of 3D scanning across various end use industries is providing impetus to the 3D printing industry which is in turn generating the demand for 3D scanning. Various industries such as automotive, aerospace and defence, and healthcare, among others use 3D scanning. Automotive, for instance, uses 3D scanning to facilitate various operations such as reverse engineering, quality control, and product inspection and monitoring, among others. Hence, the thriving automotive industry is escalating the global 3D scanning market to new heights.
In addition, 3D scanning is gaining traction in the healthcare industry as it enables detailed visualisation and analysis of the specific parts of patients’ bodies. Digital 3D models offered by the 3D scanners improve the diagnosis and treatment process, which in turn is likely to bolster the market growth. Increasing healthcare expenditure, as well as rapid digitalisation across healthcare units in developing nations, is further shaping the market dynamics.
3D Scanning Industry Definition and Major Segments
A digitally enabled process, 3D scanning is used to capture the shape of any physical object via laser light. The 3D scanning process is considered quick and accurate, especially when it comes to complex geometries. The 3D model generated by this process is detailed, precise, and portrays more advanced features as compared to normal 2D images, which is why the 3D scanning market is expected to see a steady growth.
Based on product type, the market can be segmented into:
• Optical Scanner
• Laser Scanner
• Structured Light Scanners
On the basis of range, the market has been classified into:
• Short Range
• Medium Range
• Long Range
By component, the market has been divided into:
Based on type, the market can be categorised into:
• Tripod Mounted
• Fixed CMM Based
• Portable CMM Based
On the basis of application, the market is segmented into:
• Reverse Engineering
• Quality Control and Inspection
• Virtual Simulation
Based on end user, the market has been divided into:
• Aerospace and Defence
• Architecture and Construction
On the basis of region, the market can be categorised into:
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Latin America
• Middle East and Africa
3D Scanning Market Trends
The key trends in the global 3D scanning market include the growing research and development activities across the aerospace and defence industry leading to increased sophistication of 3D scanners. In addition, the increasing focus of major product manufacturers to innovate and upgrade the existing models of 3D scanners is further expected to aid the market growth.
The increasing applications of 3D scanning in healthcare are another key trend in the market, offering potential to support effective deployment of 3D printing in healthcare. With detailed 3D scanning, there is greater precision for 3D printing, increasing potential applications, particularly for transplants.
In geographical terms, North America accounts for a significant share in the market, which is being driven by the innovations in aerospace and defence sector, leading to an escalation in the development of supersonic aircrafts. These innovations in the aircraft technology are expected to generate a heightened demand for 3D scanning in the forecast period in the region.
Key Market Players
The major players in the 3D scanning market report are:
- 3D Systems, Inc.
- Autodesk, Inc.
- Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
- Nikon Corporation
- Perceptron, Inc.
The report covers the market shares, capacities, plant turnarounds, expansions, investments and mergers and acquisitions, among other latest developments of these market players.
The report studies the latest updates in the market, along with their impact across the market. It also analysis the market demand, together with its price and demand indicators. The report also tracks the market on the bases of SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces Models.