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Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market - By Component (Hardware, Software, Support Services), By Imaging Technique (Digital Imaging, Film-based Imaging), By Dimension (2D X-ray Systems, 3D X-ray Systems), By End Use, Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6931
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market Size

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market was valued at USD 536.8 million in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 8% between 2023 and 2032. The demand for industrial X-ray inspection systems has been steadily rising on a global scale. This growth can primarily be attributed to the increasing emphasis on quality control and safety in various industries.
 

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market

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Industrial X-ray inspection systems provide non-destructive testing capabilities, enabling manufacturers to identify defects, ensure product quality, and comply with the stringent industry standards. Industries, such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, electronics, and healthcare, are increasingly adopting these systems to enhance product reliability and minimize the risks of product recalls. The advancements in X-ray technology, such as higher resolution and faster scanning, have also expanded the scope of applications, further fueling the demand for these systems. For instance, in November 2021, OMRON Corporation developed the new VT-X750-V3, a CT-type X-ray inspection device. The VT-X750-V3 delivers advanced & true 3D inspections of electronic substrates to meet the growing needs of fifth-generation mobile communication systems (5G), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and autonomous driving application products.
 

Industrial X-ray inspection systems are advanced imaging devices that utilize X-ray technology to inspect the internal structure of objects without causing any damages. These systems are designed to detect defects, irregularities, and contaminants in a wide range of products including electronic components, machinery, automotive parts, food items, and medical devices.
 

The acquisition & installation of industrial X-ray inspection systems requires substantial initial investments, which can be a deterrent for smaller companies and organizations with budget constraints. Such investments include the cost of the X-ray machine as well as the expenditures associated with shielding, safety measures, and the hiring of trained personnel. Specialized skills and knowledge are also required to operate & maintain X-ray inspection systems. Finding skilled technicians and operators who can handle these systems proficiently can be a challenge, particularly in regions with a shortage of qualified personnel.

 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a dual impact on the industrial X-ray inspection systems industry. While some industries experienced a temporary slowdown due to lockdowns and supply chain disruptions, others including healthcare and pharmaceuticals witnessed an increase in the demand for X-ray inspection systems for use in medical equipment and vaccines. Overall, the pandemic highlighted the importance of reliable inspection systems in ensuring product quality & safety, thereby leading to sustained market growth.
 

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market Trends

The rising adoption of digital radiography is facilitating real-time imaging, lowering radiation doses, as well as enhancing image manipulation & analysis. This trend improves efficiency and reduces radiation exposure. AI and Machine Learning (ML) are being integrated into X-ray systems for automated defect detections, pattern recognitions, and predictive maintenance. This trend enhances accuracy and reduces the reliance on human interpretations.
 

Manufacturers are developing compact & portable X-ray inspection systems, which is helping in expanding their applicability in various industries and field applications. This trend promotes versatility and mobility. The eco-friendly X-ray technologies with reduced power consumption and waste generation are gaining traction as they align with the global sustainability initiatives and reduce environmental impacts.
 

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market Analysis

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market, By End-use, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Based on end use, the market is segmented into electronics, food & beverages, construction, oil & gas, automotive, and aerospace. The electronics segment is estimated to grow significantly over the forecast period and account for a revenue of over USD 300 million by 2032.
 

  • As electronic components become smaller & more complex, there will be a growing need for precise quality control. X-ray inspection systems are instrumental in detecting defects in tiny solder joints, chips, and PCBs.
     
  • Ensuring the reliability & functionality of electronic devices is very important. X-ray systems enable non-destructive testing, helping manufacturers identify hidden defects and guarantee product quality.
     
  • The electronics industry is marked by rapid technological innovations. Industrial X-ray systems are adaptable and can inspect cutting-edge electronics, thereby supporting the industry's constant evolution.
     
  • The electronics sector must adhere to the strict regulatory standards, especially for products such as medical devices and aerospace electronics. X-ray inspection ensures compliance and provides a traceable record of quality control.

 

 Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market, By Dimension, 2022

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Based on dimension, the market is segmented into 2D X-ray systems and 3D X-ray systems. The 2D X-ray systems segment held a dominant market share of over 55% in 2022 and is estimated to grow over the forecast period.
 

  • 2D X-ray systems offer a cost-effective solution for industries requiring precise inspection without the added complexity of 3D imaging. This cost-efficiency appeals to manufacturers looking to maintain quality standards while managing expenses.
     
  • 2D X-ray systems excel in high-speed inspection tasks, making them suitable for use in applications where rapid throughput is essential such as electronics manufacturing lines.
     
  • The trend toward miniaturization in the electronics industry is driving the demand for 2D X-ray systems. These systems are ideal for inspecting small components, PCBs, and connectors.
     
  • In the automotive industry, 2D X-ray systems are used for the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of critical components, such as welds, casting, and engine parts, thereby providing cost-effective quality control.
     
U.S. Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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North America dominated the industrial X-ray inspection systems market in 2022, accounting for a significant share of over 30%. This growth can be attributed to the region's robust manufacturing sector, especially in the electronics and automotive industries. Stringent quality standards, coupled with the need for non-destructive testing, boost the demand for X-ray inspection systems. The region's focus on innovations and technology adoptions is also propelling market growth. Industries in North America, particularly aerospace and healthcare, adhere to the strict quality & safety standards. X-ray inspection is instrumental in ensuring compliance with these standards, thereby reducing the risk of defect and enhancing product reliability.
 

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market Share

The industrial X-ray inspection systems industry is highly competitive owing to the presence of key players such as:

  • North Star Imaging, Inc.
  • Nikon Metrology, Inc.
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Yxlon International GmbH
  • VJ Group, Inc.
  • 3DX-Ray, Ltd.
  • Visiconsult X-Ray Systems & Solutions GmbH

Significant investments in R&D to gain technological competitiveness as well as the aggressive business strategies including product launches and mergers & acquisitions to capture market share are positively impacting market growth.
 

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Industry News

  • In April 2022, VCxray, a division of the VisiConsult, launched a comprehensive X-ray operating system x.OS. It is the X-ray Operation Suite for professional & comprehensive quality testing.

The industrial X-ray inspection systems market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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by component

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Support services

by imaging technique

  • Digital imaging
    • Digital radiography
    • Computed radiography
    • Computed tomography
  • Film-based imaging

by dimension

  • 2D X-ray systems
  • 3D X-ray systems

by end use

  • Electronics
  • Food & beverages
  • Construction
  • Oil & gas
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • 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
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

 

Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Industry size for industrial X-ray inspection systems was USD 536.8 million in 2022 and is estimated to register over 8% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 due to the increasing emphasis on quality control and safety in various industries.
The 2D X-ray systems dimension segment held over 55% share of the industrial X-ray inspection systems industry share in 2022 driven by higher application in electronics manufacturing lines to offer rapid throughput.
North America recorded over 30% share of the industrial X-ray inspection systems market in 2022, attributed to the robust manufacturing sector, especially in the electronics and automotive industries.
Some of the major industrial x-ray inspection system providers include North Star Imaging, Inc., Nikon Metrology, Inc., Nordson Corporation, Yxlon International GmbH, VJ Group, Inc., 3DX-Ray, Ltd., and Visiconsult X-Ray Systems & Solutions GmbH

Industrial X-ray Inspection Systems Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 337
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 200
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