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3D Scanning Market Size, Share, Analysis, Forecasts, 2022

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The global 3D scanning market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% reaching the overall market valuation of about USD 4 billion from 2015 to 2022. Blooming significance of 3D scanning into numerous industries is estimated to drive the market growth.

Rapid and accurate results along with high efficiency are expected to elevate 3D scanning market. Key factors such as ease of use and continuous improvement is expected to drive the demand. Implementation of this technology results in time saving. Cost optimization is also achieved with the help of 3D scanning thus, impact the demand growth. Flourishing healthcare and developments in entertainment industry owing to technological advancements is likely to spur the demand.

High cost of 3D scanners is expected to hamper growth. In addition, Advancement in technology from 3D scanners to 4D scanners is likely to obstruct the growth. Focus of manufacturers on introduction of affordable scanners is estimated to offer colossal opportunities to industry participants.

The 3D scanning market can be segmented on the basis of product, range, service, application and type. Based on product, it can be segmented into laser scanner, structured light scanner and optical scanner. Laser scanners account for significant share in the market owing to is better efficiency and profitability in comparison to other product segments. 

Based on range, it can be segregated as short, medium and long range. Short range scanners have focal range less than one meter. Medium range scanners are estimated to witness growth owing to its ability of capturing details of an object. Long range scanners are mainly used in industries such as construction and civil for capturing structural details. On the basis of service, it can be classified into reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, quality inspections and face or body scanning.

Adoption of 3D scanners is fuelled by reverse engineering owing to its numerous applications in aerospace, defence, automobile, and manufacturing sectors. Face or body scanning is expected to grow at a rapid rate owing to its prominent applications in security surveillance and healthcare sector. Based on application, it can be segmented into aerospace industrial manufacturing, healthcare, engineering, defence, architecture, entertainment & media. Based on type, it can be segmented into tripod mounted, automated, CMM based, handheld, desktop & stationary scanners.

Asia Pacific 3D scanning market is anticipated to witness significant growth owing to increasing awareness of sophisticated medical treatments. Proliferating 3D content in gaming and media is likely to boost the demand. Countries such as China and Japan are expected to witness high growth as a result of their emerging economies. North America and Europe are expected to exhibit tremendous growth owing to initiation of technologies, highly developed entertainment sector along with finer healthcare facilities.

Key companies with 3D scanning market share are FARO Technologies 3D Digital, Ametek, Basis Software, Maptek and Topcon. Other industry participants include, Hexagon AB, Nikon Metrology, GOM mBH, Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH, Sirona Dental Systems, Align Technology, 3Shape A/S, Creaform, Trimble Navigation and Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH Corporation among others.

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