A touch probe is a technology that enables machine tools to perform geometrical measurements inside its working bed. The touch probe acts as a high precision switch and when it is integrated with a machine manufacturing process, it can determine workpiece & tool sizes and trace part locations. Thus, this technology enhances workpiece quality, improves productivity, and reduces an operators set-up time.
The touch probe technology integrates with the machine to move the probe along a programmed direction. Once the stylus touches the job part, a signal is transmitted to the CNC machine. The CNC machine can then store relevant axes positions and elaborate the part geometry with the help of probing software.
The touch probes industry is expected to grow due to its high accuracy incorporated with radio signal transmission, which offers benefits such as the ability to measure complex 3D part geometries on all sizes of machining centers. However, advanced development of 3D laser scanners is expected to restrain the touch probes market.
The touch probes market is segmented based on product type, end users, and geography. Based on product type, the touch probes market is segmented 3D, 2D, and others. Based on end users, the market is segmented into machine tools, coordinate measuring machine (CMM), and others. Based on geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Key players that operate in the market include Renishaw Plc., Marposs S.p.A., Blum-Novotest GmbH, Heidenhain, Hexagon AB, Metrol Co., Ltd., Carl Zeiss AG, Tormach Inc., Mahr GmbH, and Centroid Corporation.
- The report provides an in-depth analysis of the touch probes industry to identify potential investment pockets.
- The key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their detailed impact analyses have been elucidated.
- Porters five forces model helps in analyzing potential buyers & suppliers and the competitive sketch of the market, which is expected to guide the market players to develop strategies accordingly.
Global Touch Probes Industry Market Key Segments:
By End-user Industry
- Machine Tools
- Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East
Key Market Players
- Renishaw Plc.
- Marposs S.p.A.
- Blum-Novotest GmbH
- Hexagon AB
- METROL Co., Ltd.
- Carl Zeiss AG
- Tormach Inc.
- Mahr GmbH
- Centroid Corporation