Growing Demand for Efficient Scanning Technology across Various Applications to Bolster Growth of 3D Scanners Market
End use industries have been relying on advanced technology such as 3D scanners to carry out quality control, inventory management and monitoring. Demand for 3D scanners across various industries including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, automobile and entertainment has been steadily growing on the back of their higher speed, accuracy and precision. Moreover, use of 3D scanners in reverse engineering, quality inspection, rapid prototyping and body scans is expected to increase in the coming years, giving a boost to the growth of the 3D scanners market worldwide. Growing inclination towards efficient scanning technology is expected to influence demand for 3D scanners. For instance, in the healthcare industry, 3D scanners facilitate a higher degree of accuracy in diagnosis of various anomalies in human body. Similar functionality of 3D scanners has influenced their sales in security applications such as human body scanning in airports and CCTV surveillance, which is expected to bolster growth of the 3D scanners market in the coming years.
Structured Light 3D Scanners to Witness Rapid Spike in Demand across Various Industrial Applications
3D scanners come in various types off which demand for structured light scanner is expected to grow at a significant pace in the coming years. Structured light 3D scanners helps in measurement of any 3 dimensional shape using single light source. Application of structured light 3D scanners in volume measurements of engineered parts and reverse engineering, automated optical inspection along with obstacle detection is rising given their perceived advantages such as no setup time, high speed and accuracy. In this backdrop, various handheld 3D scanners are incorporated with the structured light technology, in turn enhancing their versatility across a range of critical applications. This factor continues to influence demand of the product, consequently fuelling growth of the 3D scanners market.
North America Likely to Lead the 3D Scanners Market in the Coming Years
Developed economies in North America are expected to showcase high potential of growth for 3D scanners market. This can be attributed towards factorable government support to the manufacturing sector coupled with high GDP. For instance, in the United States, MEP National Network, a public-private partnership, delivers comprehensive solutions to manufacturers in the country to develop the manufacturing sector. This is likely to support the adoption of 3D scanners across the manufacturing industry. Moreover, presence of various industries such as healthcare, defence and entertainment that use 3D scanners is expected to further drive the 3D scanners market in the US. In addition, animation film production has risen in the country. By using 3D scanners, it has become convenient to scan the objects instead of drawing them by hand, in turn saving time and improving quality. These aspects are expected to drive the demand for 3D scanners across various industries in North America, making it a lucrative region for the 3D scanners market.
3D Scanners Market Competitive Landscape
Key players in the 3D scanners market are leveraging technology to develop competitive products. Alongside new product development and launches, manufacturers of 3D scanners are also involved in collaborations and partnerships to enhance their position in the market. For instance, in October 2020, Microsoft and ZEISS Group entered a multi-year partnership. This strategic move was to strengthen ZEISS’s position by transforming it into a digital service provider which embraces the cloud-first approach. With this ZEISS will provide enhanced digital experience to its customers by standardizing processes and equipment on Microsoft Azure. Likewise, WENZEL Group and Nikon Metrology announce a distribution partnership in July 2020. With this collaboration, WENZEL will be an official distribution partner of Nikon Metrology, for sales of 3D scanners and other laser products across Europe. In the other hand, same year, FARO Technologies Inc. released FARO Trek which is a completely autonomous 3D scanning integration. Same year in July, FARO launched Freestyle 2, an advanced and portable handheld 3D scanner. It allows reconstructionists and investigators to get complete and speedy forensic documentation. In March 2021, Creaform released HandySCAN 3D. This new SILVER line-up of 3D scanners can capture accurate 3D measurements of complex surfaces and are highly cost effective. Similarly, in 2020, Artec 3D launched a novel algorithm for 3D scan, referred to as the HD Mode. This AI- powered algorithm can redefine process of the company’s Artec Eva and Leo Scanners. It also provides the ability to scan at a resolution ranging from 0.5mm – 0.2mm to capture fine details.
Some of the key players in the 3D scanners market include 3D Systems Inc., Topcon Corporation, Creaform, Hexagon AB and Autodesk Inc.
The global 3D scanners market is segmented as below:
By End Use Industry
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