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3D Scanning Market worth over $7.5bn by 2027

  • Published Date: April 5, 2021

3D Scanning Market size is set to surpass USD 7.5 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

The modernizing healthcare sector in developed economies will offer growth opportunities to the market. 3D scanning solutions are used for creating and designing customized orthotic and prosthetic devices that consider the patient’s individual anatomy. The technology is used to safely scan patients to take precise measurements for applications in plastic surgeries. The data collected with 3D scanning solutions can be used in the customization of medical products such as rehabilitation protectors, artificial limbs, prostheses, and orthopedic support. The market will gain an impetus with the increasing demand for scanning solutions from the dentistry sector for the creation of precise dental implants.

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic negatively impacted the 3D scanning market growth in 2020 due to the temporary closure of industrial facilities, resulting in the declining market conditions globally. The stringent lockdowns imposed disrupted the global supply chains, hampering the production of 3D scanning hardware. The market witnessed a temporary downfall attributed to the halts in construction projects. However, the relaxations in lockdowns imposed coupled with the resumption of industrial activities globally will aid in the market expansion in 2021. The industry will also observe growth with the improving economic conditions by the end of 2021.

Increasing demand for structured light scanners that ensure highly accurate scanning of objects to support the 3D scanning market revenue

U.S. 3D scanning market by product

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The structured light scanners will showcase increasing demand led by their ability to scan large areas at high speeds with high accuracy. These are 3D scanning devices for measuring the 3D shape of an object using a camera system and projected light patterns. As this is a contactless scanning technology, object scanning can be performed without damaging it. This is specifically useful in archaeology applications, where minimal contact with the object is a crucial factor to maintain its optimal condition while taking measurements. 3D scanning technology has applications in several industries including research and development, quality assurance, inspections, prototyping, and reverse engineering. As the technology ensures full field 3D scanning at high speeds, it will register high demand during the forecast timeframe.

Browse key industry insights spread across 335 pages with 454 market data tables and 31 figures & charts from the report, “3D Scanning Market Size By Component (Hardware, Software), By Product (Laser Scanner, Structured Light Scanner, Optical Scanner), By Range (Short, Medium, Long), By End-Use (Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, Architecture & Engineering, Industrial, Entertainment & Media), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027” in detail along with the table of contents:

The growing adoption of long-range 3D scanning solutions for surveying applications in construction projects to boost the market value

The 3D scanning market will observe growth, with the increasing implementation of long-range scanning solutions for site inspection and surveying applications. Civil engineers and architects use these scanners for measuring and surveying large areas before the initiation of construction work. Long range 3D scanning technology is also used by civil engineers to scan large buildings during the construction process to cross validate the measurements with the expected readings. These scanners are also used to scan infrastructures during the process of restoration, reconstruction or refurbishment. The market will gain traction with the rise in the number of large-scale infrastructure development projects undertaken by government organizations globally.

The developing industrial sector globally will offer growth opportunities to the 3D scanning market

The growing penetration of automation across the industrial sector propelling the use of high-end 3D scanning techniques will fuel the market demand. 3D scanning systems are used in industrial facilities for product designing and cross validation. Authorities use these solutions to scan a prototype and validate the design with the predicted readings before initiating mass production. They are also used to scan large machines to detect faults or anomalies. This helps authorities to reduce the losses caused owing to machine downtimes. These scanning solutions are also employed in industries to scan manufactured components before final assembly to ensure that they appropriately fit in the design. Automotive industries also use medium range scanners to scan components or final assembled models to validate the design.

The developed aerospace & defense sector in Europe adopting advanced scanning solutions for design validation to spur the market progression

Europe 3D scanning market will witness will observe substantial growth attributed to the robust aerospace & defense industry in the region accepting high-quality tools for the scanning of aircraft components. 3D scanning technology is used in an aircraft manufacturing facility to validate the design of components to ensure hassle-free assembly of the final model. The technology is also used to scan the entire aircraft to ensure accurate measurements according to acceptance readings. Long and medium range scanners are employed by R&D engineers to scan the manufactured models to improvise the design for further models. The market will gain traction, with increasing number of companies using the technology to comply with stringent regulations operational in the aerospace sector.

Introducing new products to strengthen the product portfolio forms a key strategy amongst the market players

Key leaders operating in the 3D scanning market include Artec 3D, Autodesk Inc., 3D Systems Inc., Automated Precision Inc., Creaform Inc., FARO Technologies Inc., Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH, GOM GmbH, SHINING 3D, Hexagon AB, Nikon Corporation, Topcon Corporation, and Trimble Inc. These companies are focusing on launching new solutions to solidify their product portfolio and strengthen the market position.

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Saloni Gankar