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Industrial Metrology Market - By Offering (Hardware, Software, Services), By Equipment, By Application (Quality Control & Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Mapping & Modeling, Others), By End-User & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

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  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Industrial Metrology Market Size

Industrial Metrology Market was valued at over USD 12.5 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 6% between 2024 & 2032. The increasing demand for high-precision measurement solutions is driven by several factors shaping modern industrial landscapes.

Industrial Metrology Market

As industries evolve and competition intensifies, the need for accuracy and consistency in product quality becomes paramount. High-precision measurement solutions offer superior accuracy, enabling manufacturers to meet stringent quality standards and customer expectations. In sectors including aerospace, automotive, and electronics, where components must adhere to tight tolerances, precision measurement is indispensable. Whether it is ensuring the precise alignment of aircraft parts, maintaining tight dimensional control in automotive manufacturing, or guaranteeing the accuracy of microelectronics, high-precision measurement solutions play a critical role in safeguarding product integrity and reliability.

The growing focus on quality control in various industries, rising demand for automobiles in developing countries, and the rising Big Data analytics market have boosted the industrial metrology market. Companies, such as Faro (U.S.), Carl Zeiss (Germany), and Nikon Metrology (Belgium), are offering Big Data analytics, data management, data security, and mobile app solutions for the metrology market. In June 2022, BMW has developed an innovative, fully automated inline measurement cell for quality control. This new inline multiple measurement cell streamlines this phase by integrating the measurement process into the production flow and can operate 24/7 if required. The inline measurement cell features four robots and a range of innovative measurement methods including Laser Radar.

Inaccurate measurements pose a significant risk in industrial metrology, resulting in faulty products with compromised quality and performance. When measurements deviate from specifications due to inaccuracies in metrology processes, it can lead to dimensional discrepancies, improper fits, and functionality issues in manufactured components. These inaccuracies may create immediate product defects and have cascading effects, leading to production delays, increased scrap rates, and potential safety hazards for End-Userrs. The manufacturer's reputation may suffer, leading to loss of customer trust and market competitiveness. Therefore, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of metrology systems and processes is essential for mitigating the risks of inaccurate measurements and safeguarding product quality throughout the manufacturing lifecycle.

Industrial Metrology Market Trends

There is a growing demand for portable metrology solutions that offer flexibility, accessibility, and ease of use. Portable devices, such as handheld 3D scanners, portable CMMs, and laser trackers, enable manufacturers to perform measurements directly on the shop floor, eliminating the need for transporting large and bulky parts to dedicated metrology labs. This trend is influenced by factors such as the rise of agile manufacturing practices, the need for real-time quality assurance, and the desire for cost-effective metrology solutions that can adapt to dynamic production environments. The development of 3D measurement solutions, portable CMM, robot-mounted optical CMM scanners, cloud-based software application platforms, and dimensional metrology services has led to substantial growth in the market. For instance, in October 2021, ZEISS acquired Capture 3D, a prominent GOM 3D non-contact measuring solutions provider based in the U.S. Capture 3D delivers 3D measurement solutions to help customers significantly improve product design, manufacturing, quality control, and production processes.

Industrial metrology is increasingly being integrated with digital manufacturing technologies such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), and digital twins. By leveraging sensor data, connectivity, and analytics, manufacturers can gain deeper insights into their production processes and product quality. Metrology data can be seamlessly integrated with digital twins of manufacturing assets, enabling predictive maintenance, process optimization, and virtual simulation of production scenarios. This trend reflects a broader shift toward data-driven decision-making and smart manufacturing initiatives aimed at improving efficiency, agility, and competitiveness across the manufacturing value chain. The growing adoption of IoT-enabled sensors across the manufacturing value chain also brings advancements in the measuring process. In 2021, the Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Metrology (ILM) at the University of Ulm developed a special sensor for short measurement times and environmental influences. Multi-wavelength digital holography, along with its associated implementation, enables the collection of topographic data across an entire area for both diffuse and specular reflective surfaces within a single image.

Industrial Metrology Market Analysis

Industrial Metrology Market Size, By Equipment, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

Based on equipment, the market is divided into coordinate measuring machine (CMM), optical digitizer and scanner (ODS), measuring instruments, x-ray and computed tomography, automated optical inspection, form measurement equipment, 2d equipment and others. The optical digitizer and scanner (ODS) segment is expected to register a CAGR of over 9% during the forecast period.

  • In industrial metrology, the optical digitizer and scanner (ODS) segment encompasses a range of advanced measurement technologies used for precise and non-contact dimensional inspection and 3D scanning of objects in manufacturing environments. This segment plays a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy, quality, and compliance of manufactured components across various industries.
  • The ODS segment caters to diverse applications such as reverse engineering, quality control, 3D modeling, and virtual reality. It enables manufacturers to capture detailed surface profiles, geometrical features, and complex shapes of objects with high accuracy and efficiency. By utilizing laser-based scanning, structured light scanning, photogrammetry, or white light scanning technologies, ODS systems provide comprehensive metrology solutions for dimensional analysis, defect detection, and process optimization.


Industrial Metrology Market Share, By Application, 2023

Based on application, the market is divided into quality control & inspection, reverse engineering, mapping and modelling, others. The quality control & inspection segment dominated the global market with a share of over 45% in 2023.

  • Quality control and inspection segment in the industrial metrology market is experiencing growth due to several factors. Increased focus on product quality and safety regulations across industries drives the demand for precise measurement solutions. Technological advancements, such as the integration of artificial intelligence and automation in metrology systems, enhance efficiency and accuracy in inspection processes.
  • Additionally, the expansion of industries such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics, where high-precision components are crucial, further fuels the demand for advanced metrology solutions for quality assurance. Overall, the growing recognition of quality control as a strategic imperative for business success is propelling the expansion of the quality control and inspection segment in the market.


China Industrial Metrology Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The industrial metrology market growth in Asia Pacific is credited to various factors. Firstly, the region is home to some of the world's largest manufacturing economies including China, Japan, South Korea, and India. The rapid industrialization and economic growth in these countries have increased the demand for high-precision measurement solutions to ensure product quality, efficiency, and competitiveness.

The automotive, electronics, aerospace, and healthcare industries in Asia Pacific are witnessing robust growth, spurring the adoption of advanced metrology technologies. These industries require precise measurement tools and inspection systems to meet stringent quality standards, comply with regulatory requirements, and address the growing demand for high-quality products. Technological advancements and innovations in metrology equipment and software are fueling market growth in the region. For Instance, In August 2021, Hexagon partnered with India's Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) to establish a Smart Manufacturing Development and Demonstration Cell (SMDDC), an Industry 4.0 Centre of Excellence and Experience Centre, at the CMTI premises in Bengaluru, India.

Industrial Metrology Market Share

Carl Zeiss AG, FARO Technologies, and Hexagon AB hold a significant share in the Industrial Metrology industry. Carl Zeiss AG offers a comprehensive range of metrology solutions, including Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), optical scanners, and surface measurement systems. The company's metrology products offer precision and reliability, catering to diverse industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, and medical devices.

Some major market players include Applied Materials Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, FARO Technologies, Hexagon AB, and Renishaw PLC. These players apply strategies such as product innovations and mergers & acquisitions. Also, companies are involved in several growth and expansion strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the market.

Industrial Metrology Market Companies

Major players operating in the industrial metrology industry are:

  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • FARO Technologies
  • Hexagon AB
  • Mitutoyo Corporation
  • Nikon Metrology
  • Renishaw PLC

Industrial Metrology Industry News

  • In August 2022, LMI Technologies (LMI), a major developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, released its latest Gocator 2600 Series of 4K+ resolution smart 3D laser line profile sensors. These factory pre-calibrated sensors come modified with custom optics and a powerful 9-megapixel imager to deliver 4200 data points per profile for high-resolution 3D scanning and inspection across broad fields of view in applications such as battery inspection, building materials, automotive, rubber & tire production, and general factory automation.

The industrial metrology market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Offering

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

Market, By Equipment

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Optical Digitizer and Scanner (ODS)
    • 3D laser scanners
    • Laser trackers
    • Laser radar
    • White light
    • Photogrammetry 
  • Measuring instruments
  • X-ray and computed tomography
  • Automated optical inspection
  • Form measurement equipment
  • 2D equipment
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Quality control & inspection
  • Reverse engineering
  • Mapping & modelling
  • Others

Market, By End-User

  • Aerospace & defense
  • Automotive
  • Semiconductor
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for industrial metrology crossed USD 12.5 billion in 2023 and is expected to register over 6% CAGR from 2024-2032 owing to the increasing demand for high-precision measurement solutions worldwide.

Industrial metrology industry from the optical digitizer and scanner segment is expected to register over 9% CAGR from 2024-2032 due to their ability to ensure the accuracy, quality, and compliance of manufactured components across various industries.

Asia Pacific industry for industrial metrology is expected to register over 7% CAGR from 2024-2032 due to rapid industrialization and economic growth along with advancements in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, and healthcare industries in the region.

Carl Zeiss AG, FARO Technologies, Hexagon AB, KEYENCE CORPORATION, Mitutoyo Corporation, Nikon Metrology, and Renishaw PLC, are some of the major industrial metrology companies worldwide.

Industrial Metrology Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 371
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 200
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