3D Scanning Market Overview
3D Scanning Market size is valued at $429.1 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach a value of $704.2 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. 3D scanning is the process of analyzing a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance. The collected data can then be used to construct digital 3D models. 3D Optical Scanners are widely used in industrial design, engineering and manufacturing due to their ability to quickly and precisely capture the required data. They are also used in other applications such as healthcare, retrofitting heavy machinery, creating visual effects for movies, developing characters for video games and designing customized prosthetic devices. The adoption of efficient scanning technology is on the rise in healthcare applications due to enhanced medical facilities and improved awareness regarding hygiene. The average cost for 3D Structured Light scanners depends on whether it is Hardware or software and the services involved. However, as per Artec 3D the average price of 3D scanners ranges between $10000-$20000 approximately and the software ranges from $7000-$15000. This limits their adoption. The price range of the 3D scanners increases or decreases depending on the requirements of the end users for instance the device type, technology and other factors. As 3D LIDAR and photogrammetry scanners are highly deployed under major industry verticals such as Healthcare, Automotive, Industrial and many others, manufacturers need to spend significantly towards making advanced 3D scanners for fast conversion of 3D scan data into CAD models with an advanced set of tools for a flexible workflow. This eventually adds to the purchasing costs of the solutions, thus rising its pricing standards.
The report: “3D Scanning Market Forecast (2022-2027)”, by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the 3D Scanning Market report.
By Technology Type – Laser Scanners, Structured Light Scanners,
Photogrammetry Scanners, Ultrasound Scanners, White Light Scanners, Optical
Scanners, Modulated Light Scanners.
By Type of Device - Handheld, Portable, Free Standing
By End Use Device - Smartphones, Tablets, Professional Cameras, Hobbyist Cameras, Contract Photographers, Drones and Others
By Application - Defense & Aerospace, Building Infrastructure & Utilities, Educational, Healthcare, Industrial, Sports and Entertainment, Insurance, Media & Advertisement, Environment, Exploration, Automotive and Others
By Revenue Channel - Construction Managers, Architects, Engineers, Owners, Government /Public Bodies, Insurance and Others
By Type - Hardware, Software and Services
By Geography - North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia and Others), APAC(China, Japan India, SK, Australia and Others), South America(Brazil, Argentina, and others), and RoW (Middle East and Africa)
- 3D Scanning Market is witnessing a significant growth owing to the increasing adoption of industry 4.0, There is a surge in adoption of 3D scanning in automotive industry and others where 3D scanning is a process that captures the three-dimensional attributes of an object along with information such as colour and texture.
- Laser 3D scanning is already popular in healthcare applications and is increasingly being adopted in the entertainment & media industry owing to the technological advancement along with the use of high definition content recording for movies, and historical site preservation by 3D scanners which are creating opportunities for the 3D scanning in the forecast period.
- The global 3D Scanning Market is set to witness a growth of CAGR 13.87% during 2021-2026 as 3D scanners have emerged as a powerful tool in various industrial sectors such as aerospace & defense, automotive, entertainment & media, construction, healthcare, and several other sectors.
3D Scanning Market, By End Use Industry, 2021 (%)
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3D Scanning Market Segment Analysis- By Technology Type
Memory device is expected to drive the overall market growth at a CAGR of 11.1% Laser scanning is a popular land surveying method that can accurately measure and collect data from objects, surfaces, buildings and landscapes. Laser scanners collect information in the form of point cloud data to develop 3D scans of building elevations, floor plans, tunnel profiling and motorway/rail bridges. 3D laser scanners of present-day involve advanced technologies. The laser scanning procedures use laser beams, advanced sensors, global positioning systems, inertial measurement units, receiver electronics and photodetectors. Laser scanning is applied in many high-value, government backed and privately funded projects such as national defense and road surveying, civil surveying, revenrse engineering, mining and archaeological projects. In May 2021, SCANTECH launched its first hand-held, hand sized multi-line laser scanner called “SIMSCAN”. It provides high-quality 3D scanning without any restriction of working environment with a measuring speed of 2.02 million times per second. The device allows users to have 3D measurement whenever possible with measurement accuracy of 0.020 mm. In May 2021, Hexagon launched world’s first wireless laser scanner designed specifically to work inside computer numerical controlled machines called LS-R-4.8. The cutting-edge scanner allows for data to be efficiently, accurately and securely transmitted wirelessly which improves production quality.
3D Scanning Market Segment Analysis - By End User
3D Scanning market is estimated to surpass $11,384.24 million by 2026. 3D scanners have become an essential tool for reducing product development and manufacturing time, giving players a competitive advantage. Continuous technological developments in mobility, scanning range, and image quality have opened up new application areas for this technology. 3D scanning technology is gaining traction in a variety of areas, including healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, construction, and automobiles. 3D scanners are increasingly being used in reverse engineering, quick prototyping, quality inspection, body scans, and a variety of other services. In May 2021, Shining 3D collaborated with 3D scanning software company TechMed 3D to provide an all-in-one hardware and software body scanning solution. Shining 3D's EinScan H 3D scanner and TechMed 3D's MSoft scanning software are included in the offering, which intends to better serve individuals in the orthotics and prosthetics markets wishing to make the conversion to 3D digitization.
3D Scanning Market Segment Analysis – By Geography
North America currently dominates the global 3D Scanning market with a share of more than 32.67%. The 3D scanner market in APAC continues to flourish at a high rate owing to the increased economic growth witnessed by key countries such as China and Japan in this region. APAC accounted for a share of 27.81% of the 3D scanner market in 2020. The 3D scanner market in APAC is growing due to rapid infrastructural developments taking place in the region. Several infrastructural development projects in APAC are underway or are scheduled to take place during the forecast period. In August 2020, FARO Technologies, Inc. announced the release of FARO Trek, a fully autonomous 3D mobile scanning integration built in collaboration with the US-based robotics firm Boston Dynamics. In July 2020, Nikon Metrology (a part of the Nikon Corporation) and Germany-based WENZEL Group announced their new distribution partnership. This partnership has made WENZEL, an official partner of Nikon Metrology, for the sales and distribution of its laser scanning products in Europe.
3D Scanning Market Drivers
Advent of Industry 4.0
3D scanners always provide faster data through measuring points and generate point cloud due to which components or complete production plants can be digitized quickly and accurately. Many organizations, particularly manufacturing companies, are now taking advantage of the emerging cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) to make their operations operate leaner and increase sales. IoT apps are crucial to deliver updates in real time. This includes shipment and storage status, repair and proactive maintenance warnings, and details from the supply chain. With the 3D scanning software and hardware the manufacturers are finding end-to-end digital thread running through the manufacturing process. According to IoT Analytics, Overall adoption of Industry 4.0 is less than 30% of manufacturers report extensive adoption in 2021 but is rapidly rising. With the advent of Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry, various industrial plants are adopting digital technologies to enhance, automate, and modernize their whole process. The integration of different digital transformation technologies, such as the internet of Things (IoT), is becoming significantly prevalent, as it provides exceptional benefits such as increasing efficiency, improving safety, predictive maintenance, and reducing errors and costs. IIoT provides the potential to control devices more effectively and affordably which makes it much easier to gather and manage large volumes of plant floor data not only in an individual plant, but throughout multiple facilities through the cloud. When combined with analytics, organizations can obtain greater insights, enabling them to boost manufacturing performance, improve product quality and carry out preventative maintenance. Growing supply chain complexity has increased the demand for 3D scanning which set to provide opportunities for the market growth. COVID-19 has significantly impacted the manufacturing sector, thereby resulting in the higher adoption of automation in 2020. In July 2020, Honeywell has stated that more than half of U.S. companies are increasingly opting to invest in automation to survive changing market conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, increasing demand for energy-efficient machinery and processes, together with the IoT-enabled sensors integrated computing capabilities where there is requirement of 3D scanning will drive the market.
Surge in adoption of 3D scanning in automotive industry
In automotive sector there is a high demand for 3D scanning solutions to produce proven results and design different parts of the vehicles. Automotive sector has been witnessing major growth and is considered one of the major industries in Germany. As per Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), 4,017,059 units of automotive sales/new registrations occurred in 2019, higher than 2018. Increasing sales growth of automotive sector will create the need for the 3D scanners as they are used to design different parts of the vehicles from smaller to larger such as car chassis. Italy is considered as one of the largest automotive market in Europe after U.K, Germany and France. The country had witnessed about 2,131,916 units of vehicle sales and registrations as per OICA during 2019, a comparatively substantial rise from 2018. These vehicles include cars and other transportation which which are designed through the 3D scanning during the manufacturing process for the parts are driving the growth of the market in Italy. The market is expected to bounce back to similar growth levels in the mid term despite the Covid-19 impacted decline. This will drive increased investment into manufacturing plants including adoption of advanced technology such as 3D Scanning. General Motors and its suppliers are anticipated to invest a total of $500 million in Argentina operations through 2019 to prepare for the production of autonomous vehicles with advanced specifications by 2020. In addition, Fiat Chrysler to invest $500 million in Argentina plant for the production of advanced vehicles. These production investments in automotive sector will bring opportunities for 3D scanning being used in automobiles in the forecast period.
3D Scanning Market Challenges
Lighting Challenges of 3D Lasers Scanners
3D laser scanning is used to streamline the design and production process in many industries as it is fast and reliable way to create digital design files from existing parts, prototypes, or landscapes. Although, 3D lasers use digital modeling technology that create accurate 3D models using laser light and simple mathematics, it is impossible to measure any surface that is out of the scanner’s line of sight. Common errors occur with holes or threads taken from many different angles in order to ensure a complete model, but complex geometry may still prove to be a problem. In addition, ambient light may blend with the laser and interfere with the scan’s accuracy as the 3D laser scanners reads the light of a laser in order to record data as the result the scan becomes inaccurate and noisy. Moreover, the scans becomes more difficult due to various weather conditions, including ambient temperature and humidity. Although, 3D scanners have greater control over data acquisition is mounted to a movable arm, very skilled labours are required to get precise and accurate results. 3D laser scanners are quite expensive which can cost around $50,000 to $150,000, especially for advanced systems, due to which they are not chosen generally due to its high initial cost. In addition, even if parts are scanned in a separate room lighting cannot be monitored and controlled in a accurate way due to which outdoor and indoor use becomes very difficult.
3D Scanning Market Landscape
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Semiconductors Market. The 3D Scanning top 10 companies include:
- Mitutoyo Corp.
- Konica Minolta
- Topcon Corp.
- In May 2021, Nikon launched updated Metrology’s industrial microfocus X-ray CT inspection solutions with added offset CT reconstruction algorithm for fast 3D data with accurate image resolution.
- In March 2021, Creaform announced the latest addition the SILVER series to its HandySCAN 3DTM line-up portfolio. The SILVER Series is designed to capture supreme accurate and repeatable 3D estimation of any challenging surface.
- In October 2020, Trimble signed strategic business partnership with Boston Dynamics to integrate a numerous construction data collection technologies of Trimble with Boston Dynamics' Spot® robot platform for enhanced site scans, improved surveying, progress monitoring solution, along with and GNSS technologies.
Report Code: AIR 0138
Report Code: ESR 0713
Report Code: ESR 94839
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