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3D Scanning Market - By Component (Hardware, Software), By Product (Laser Scanner, Structured Light Scanner, Optical Scanner), By Range (Short, Medium, Long), By End-Use, Industry Analysis Report & Global Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI103
  • Published Date: Dec 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

3D Scanning Market Size

3D Scanning Market size exceeded USD 3 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow at over 5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. Rapid industrialization along with rising number of architectural activities will positively influence the industry outlook.

3D Scanning Market

3D scanning solutions help simplify the process of correcting defects in structures by enabling precise measurement of products. In recent years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools have gained significant traction among engineers, architects, and construction workers, indicating lucrative scope for 3D scanning solutions. With an increasing number of construction activities including residential as well as commercial infrastructures, the need for 3D scanning tools is expected to emerge stronger.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic helped expedite the use of 3D scanning for different industrial applications. As the pandemic resulted in unprecedented challenges, supply chain disruptions, inflation, product shortage, raw material shortage, and a dearth of labor, 3D scanning emerged promising. This technology helped mitigate COVID-19 risk by allowing a substantial portion of preconstruction operations to be completed remotely. Additionally, 3D scanners help reduce headcount as well as time on site by providing accurate site measurements. Moreover, rapid digitization and the adoption of work-from-home models increased the use of 3D scanning for remote client meetings.

Higher costs associated with advanced 3D scanning to hinder market expansion

High price point of advanced 3D scanning systems may impede product adoption in upcoming years. High-resolution 3D scanners have extremely competitive pricing, particularly across developing economies across Europe, and Asia Pacific, where industrialization is skyrocketing. Additionally, 3D scanning software is more prone to data security breaches, hampering user inclination towards the product. With a high level of sophistication in cyber security attacks, users avoid integration of software solutions with limited security structures.

3D Scanning Market Analysis

3D Scanning Market, BY Range

3D scanning market size from medium-range products is anticipated to witness around 5% growth till 2032. Medium-range scanners are typically used across applications that involve real-time navigation of data to boost public safety, building/bridge construction, and mapping assets. For instance, high-accuracy phase shift scanners are ideally designed for medium-range scanning needs across automobiles, industrial equipment, and large pumps. Significant growth in industrial productivity and output across developing countries will further propel the demand for medium-range 3D scanners.

The hardware segment is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6% through 2032. Innovation and development have enhanced the availability and accessibility of high-end 3D scanners such as Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), laser pulse, and structured light.

The rapidly declining cost of handheld and desktop 3D scanners is attracting a herd of customers to hardware systems. Manufacturers are leveraging the market need and designing cutting-edge 3D scanning systems. For instance, in February 2022, Artec 3D launched the 2022 Artec Leo, first-of-its-kind wireless and AI-based 3D handheld scanner.

Industrial applications held 25% share of the 3D scanning market in 2022. Rapid industrialization had increased the need for advanced production technologies in the manufacturing sector. 3D scanning techniques are extensively used to develop 3D models and detect faults and improve component capabilities via reverse engineering.

Governments worldwide are undertaking supportive initiatives, onsetting exponential market growth. The advent of smart manufacturing facilities and automated productions has further accelerated the use of 3D scanning to perform complex production processes. These techniques offer multiple benefits including optimum functioning of machine parts without any disruptions to the operations.

In terms of revenue, the optical scanner product segment is estimated to reach USD 2 billion by 2032. Optical scanners are widely used in reverse engineering applications, essentially in the automobile sector for scanning tools and inspecting parts.

Growing focus on the commercialization of innovative optical scanners will pave the way for industry growth. Reverse engineering has emerged pivotal in the automotive sector allowing redesigning, restructuring, and concept valuation. The process also simplifies design extraction from a model, an old design without a 3D reference, or discontinued parts.

Asia Pacific 3D Scanning Market, By Region

Asia Pacific 3D scanning market revenue is predicted to expand at 7% CAGR during the forecast period. Expanding industrial sector is expected to proliferate the adoption of 3D scanners across APAC. Economic development across India, China, and other APAC countries along with significant government investments in industrial development will accelerate the need for novel technologies. Several public organizations are introducing supportive programs, schemes, and projects, favoring substantial strides in the industrial sector, and ultimately augmenting economic growth.

3D Scanning Market Share

Some of the leading players in the market include

  • 3D Systems, Inc.
  • Artec 3D
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Automated Precision, Inc (API)
  • Carl Zeiss Group
  • Creaform Inc. (AMETEK)
  • Direct Dimensions Inc.
  • FARO Technologies, Inc.
  • Hexagon AB
  • Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • Maptek Pty. Ltd.
  • Mitutoyo Corporation
  • Nikon Corporation
  • OGI System Ltd
  • ShapeGrabber
  • Shining3D
  • Solutionix
  • Topcon Corporation
  • Trimble Inc.

These companies are implementing strategic partnerships and agreements to consolidate business expansion.

The 3D scanning market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD and shipments in units from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

Market, By Product:

  • Laser Scanner
  • Structured Light Scanner
  • Optical Scanner

Market, By Range:

  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long

Market, By End-Use

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Industrial
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Taiwan
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa


Authors: Suraj Gujar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of 3D scanning exceeded USD 3 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow at over 5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.

Asia Pacific market is expected to expand at over 7% CAGR between 2023-2032 driven by the expanding industrial sector.

Industrial applications held 25% share of the market in 2022, as 3D scanning techniques are extensively used to develop 3D models and detect faults and improve component capabilities via reverse engineering.

Autodesk, Inc., Carl Zeiss Group, Mitutoyo Corporation, Nikon Corporation, ShapeGrabber, Shining3D, Solutionix, VOXELTEK are some of the major companies in the market.

3D Scanning Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 463
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 335
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