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3d Scanner Market

3D Scanner Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Component Type, by Range, by Product Type, by Application and by Industry Vertical : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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3D Scanner Market Outlook – 2027 

3D scanner is an electronic device that identifies and analyzes a real-world object and collects data on its geometric shape or appearance with a view to display digital 3D models on a computer device. This device captures information on structural design, depth, and color of an object as well as determines 3D coordinates of an entire object to recreate physical appearance of tangible objects. 

3D scanners are used in large-scale in the healthcare industry to model body parts for prosthetics, and analyze structure of skin cancer lesions as it can capture measurements of any physical object in short time as well as can ensure parts fit together in the first try. In addition, these devices are used in the entertainment industry to generate 3D models for movies and video gaming purposes as it is reliable, provide high frame rate at high resolution along with low power consumption. 

3D scan offers updated version of outdated CAD models as it is effective in working with complex shapes and facilitates faster and larger area scanning, which enhances advancements in the construction industry in building design. Technological advancements in this cost-efficient, non-destructive process to facilitate human-techno interaction through interactive graphics is expected to help the 3D scanners market undergo significant growth in the coming years.

The global 3D scanner market is segmented on the basis of type, component type, range, technology, product type, application, industry vertical, and region. Based on type, the market is bifurcated into portable and stationary. In terms of component type, the market is categorized into hardware, software, and service. Hardware segment is further divided into optical, structured light, and laser scanner. On the basis of range, the market is segmented into short range, medium range, and long range. Based on technology, the market is categorized into laser triangulation, structured light technology, pulse-based, phase-shift, and others. 

On the basis of product type, the market is divided into laser scanner, photogrammetry scanner, ultrasound scanner, white light scanner, CT scanner, optical scanner, and others. On the basis of application, the market is categorized into reverse engineering, quality inspection, rapid prototyping, topographical surveys, packaging, and others. Based on industry vertical, the market is divided into automotive, aerospace & defense, industrial, healthcare, entertainment, and others. Geographically, the market is analyzed across several regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

Key players operating in the global 3D scanner industry include Hexagon, Nikon Metrology NV, Autodesk Inc., FARO Technologies, Topcon Corp., 3D Systems Corp., GOM GmbH, Quality Vision International and Creaform Inc.. These companies have adopted several strategies such as product launches, partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and joint ventures to strengthen their foothold in the global 3D scanner market. 

Top Impacting Factors

Rise in use of 3D scanners in conjunction with Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) in dimensional metrology solution for faster, high-precision results is a boon for the 3D scanner market growth. Rise in use of 3D scanning in crime investigation along with virtual reality simulation, high demand to preserve archaeological sites, monuments by recording fine details of object and increase in trend of self-driving vehicles with radar sensors drive the 3D scanner market share.

On the contrary, 3D scanning being a growing technology, initial high cost of this device acts as an obstacle for the market growth. However flexible, fault-free phase-shift 3D scanners are suitable for medium-range scans and automobiles as they capture millions of points while rotating 360 degrees by spinning a mirror that redirects the laser outward toward areas to be scanned. Huge investments and innovative technologies such as interactive graphics with incorporation of augmented reality to achieve realistic 3D imaging is anticipated to pave new avenues for the 3D scanner industry.

New Product Launches to Flourish the Market

Leading key 3D scanner market players have taken necessary actions to improve overall accuracy and functionality of scanners with a view to provide synchronized experience to consumers.

In January 2020, Revopoint, manufacturer of easy-to-use 3D scanners, launched Handysense, a new-generation cost-effective handheld 3D scanner that comprises of 3D camera module and embedded AI chip to provide single capture accuracy up to 0.1mm. Compact full metal housing makes this device more durable, flexible with weight of 600 gm supported by USB powered scan and user-friendly software.

Handysense uses safe infrared light control technique and is used to construct 3D models for product design as well as to restore 3D data of cultural artifacts.

Surge in Use of Automotive and Industrial Applications

3D scanners are used to fulfill consistent demand for molds and innovative offerings by automakers. 3D scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive technology that digitally captures small details on 3D shape of an object with minimum error.

In April 2019, Scantech, a leading solution provider of AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) requirements, launched KSCAN20, a professional metrology-grade 3D scanner comprising in-built photogrammetry system and dual laser scan mode. The device offers ultra-high detail capturing with 10 µm resolution, 0.020 mm accuracy and high efficiency of 650,000 measurements/sec under red laser scanning mode. 

KSCAN20 3D scanner offers volumetric accuracy of 0.035 mm/m and is used to tackle the difficulty of automakers. The device can be applied for reverse engineering, 3D printing, and 3D visualization. The in-built photogrammetry system of KSCAN20 is used by automakers to do a quick scanning of commercial vehicle ceiling and get clear point cloud 3D data on the shape of objects on the outer body of vehicles.

Key Benefits of the Stakeholders

  • The study gives an analytical overview of the 3D Scanner market size with current trends and future estimations to determine imminent investment pockets.
  • The report analyzes information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed 3D Scanner market analysis.
  • The 3D scanner market trends are quantitatively analyzed.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 

COVID-19 Scenario Analysis

  • In response to the COVID-19 crisis globally, a large share of the electronics market is facing challenges to balance demand-supply chain, owing to the depressed end-market demand. Rise in quarantine orders in major economies with a view to minimize coronavirus impact has led to a halt in production of electronic components as well as supply to end users.
  • Contrarily the healthcare equipment sector is leveraging the potential of 3D scanning technologies to accelerate prototyping, quality control, and reverse engineering to scale up production of life-saving devices such as mask filters, face shields, and respirators.
  • In April 2020, it was reported by Creaform that AsorCAD, one of Creaform’s distributors in Spain, carried out 3D scanning and reverse engineering of ventilator parts to put ventilators that were considered obsolete, back in service. In addition, Geopoints, a Netherlands 3D scanning service provider, is using HandySCAN 3D scanner to develop molds for protective gear quickly.

Questions Answered in the 3D Scanner Market Research Report

  • Who are the leading market players active in 3D scanner market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?
  • How current trends would influence the 3D scanner market in the next few years? 
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help taking further strategic steps?

3D Scanner Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Portable
  • Stationary
By Component Type
  • Hardware
    • Optical Scanner
    • Structured Light Scanner
    • Laser Scanner
  • Software
  • Service
By Range
  • Short Range
  • Medium Range
  • Long Range
By Product Type
  • Laser Scanner
  • Photogrammetry Scanner
  • Ultrasound Scanner
  • White Light Scanner
  • CT Scanner
  • Optical Scanner
  • Others
By Application
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Quality Inspection
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Packaging
  • Others
By Industry Vertical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment Others
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Russia, rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific  (India, Japan, China, rest of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Topcon Corp., Autodesk Inc., Hexagon, Quality Vision International, Nikon Metrology NV, GOM GmbH, Creaform Inc., FARO Technologies, 3D Systems Corp.

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3D Scanner Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032