Status : Published Published On : Jan, 2024 Report Code : VRSME9061 Industry : Semiconductor & Electronics Available Format : Page : 200
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Global 3D Scanner Market – Analysis and Forecast (2025-2030)

Industry Insight by Type (Tripod Mounted, Fixed CMM Based, Portable CMM Based, Desktop); By Range (Short Range, Medium Range, Long Range); By Offering: (Hardware, Software, Services); By Application (Quality Control & Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, Face/Body Scanning); By End-user (Automotive, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Architecture & Construction, Energy & Power, Petrochemicals, Tunnel & Mining, Artifacts & Heritage Preservation, Others); and Geography (U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., France, China, Japan, India, and Rest of the World)

Industry Overview

The global 3D scanner market is expected to grow from USD 1.2 billion in 2023 to USD 3.12 billion by the end of 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% during the forecast period ranging from 2025 to 2030.

A 3D scanner is an advanced machine that captures accurate measurements of any physical object along with its visual representations over and above its appearance and weight. This data is then converted into specific digital models depending on different applications. Typically, 3D scanners improve prototyping and also enhance quality control. It is widely used across a wide range of industry verticals such as automobile, healthcare, aerospace and defense, architecture, construction, energy and power, helping them to link the digital and physical worlds and driving innovations across a wide range of sectors.

3D Scanner Market

Furthermore, the rising usage of high-performance Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) sensors in place of Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) imagers is predicted to boost market growth.

Market Segmentation

Insight by Type

The global 3D scanner market is divided by its types into tripod-mounted, fixed CMM-based, portable CMM-based, and desktop segments. Out of these segments, the fixed CMM-based segment holds the larger share. It will contribute a larger share of the revenue during the forecast period due to higher efficiency and ability to capture the entire object from different angles. The portable CMM-based segment, on the other hand, will also grow quite significantly due to the additional convenience of its use.

Insight by Range

According to the range of the scanners, the global 3D scanner market is divided into short-range, medium-range, and long-range segments. Out of them, the short-range segment will dominate the market in terms of revenue share during the forecast period due to the availability of low-cost and portable devices and growing awareness of the varied applications.

Insight by Offering

The global 3D scanner market is also divided by offering into hardware, software, and services segments. Out of these three segments, the hardware segment is expected to dominate during the forecast period in terms of revenue due to the rise in demand for gears for the 3D scanner's technological enhancements in printing and imaging applications.

Insight by Application

The global 3D scanner market is split by applications into quality control & inspection, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and face/body scanning segments. Among all these segments, the quality control and inspection segment is expected to grow more and dominate the market during the forecast period in terms of revenue share due to its ability to respond quickly to quality issues.

Insight by End User

Different end users also divide the global 3D scanner market into automotive, healthcare, aerospace & defense, architecture & construction, energy & power, petrochemicals, tunnel & mining, artifacts & heritage preservation, and other segments. Out of all these segmentations, the automotive segment is expected to dominate the market in terms of revenue share during the forecast period due to the benefits offered in automobile designing, material processing, manufacturing, and even plant inspecting.

Insight by Services

Based on services, the global 3D scanner market is divided into reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and face-body scanning segment. Out of these segments, the reverse engineering segment is expected to dominate the market due to higher precision in the digitization of the physical objects by capturing the surface details, shape, and size of and creating an accurate digital point cloud or mesh.

Global 3D Scanner Market Report Coverage

Report Metric

Details

Historical Period

2018 - 2023

Base Year Considered

2024

Forecast Period

2025 - 2030

Market Size in 2023

U.S.D.  1.2 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

U.S.D.  3.12 Billion

Growth Rate

7.5%

Segments Covered in the Report

By Type Outlook, By Range Outlook and By Offering Outlook, By Application Outlook, By End User Outlook.

Report Scope

Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling

Regions Covered in the Report

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World

Industry Dynamics

Industry Trends

The most notable trends include the Internet of Things (IoT),  mixed authenticity, and the rising concurrence of wearable devices in automotive production as well as in aerospace designing applications. Furthermore, coupling phones and tablets with top-class systems to simplify ease of use, as well as the notable shift for handiness and portability, are significant trends that have resulted in smaller and handier device development.

Growth Drivers

One of the most significant growth drivers of the global 3D scanner market is the rising investment in research and development for 3D metrology. In addition, there is an additional focus on quality control in the produced goods as well as the rise in demand for higher efficiency from the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies. Moreover, most engineering companies are now outsourcing 3D metrology measurement and inspection tasks to service providers for faster processing, lower measurement uncertainty, and enhanced process consistency, thereby fueling market growth.

Challenges

The need for accurate lighting is the most significant challenge because little or excess light can be a limitation in accurate scanning. This, along with the lack of proper technical knowledge, hinders the growth of the global 3D scanner market.

Opportunities

The rising adoption of cloud computing services and Industry 4.0 practices offers growth prospects to the global 3D scanner market. Moreover, the extensive use of 3D scanners in historical site conservation and the higher use of HD content recording for movies also offer new growth opportunities.

Geographic Overview

North America is expected to lead the market during the forecast period due to higher demand for handheld devices and growing integration in automated equipment by different industries.

Asia-Pacific market is expected to grow at a fast rate as well during the same period due to the extensive deployment of 3D scanning devices in aerospace and defense sectors. It is also used in automotive component design to cater to the large number of equipment and model varieties in vehicle design.

Competitive Insight

The global 3D scanner market is moderately competitive and involves of some major players. In terms of market share, few of the key players presently dominate the market. Nonetheless, with technological advancement and quality facility provision, mid-size to smaller firms are increasing their market presence by presenting new services with fewer prices. Companies, like Nikon Metrology NV, Autodesk, Inc. Hexagon AB hold a substantial market share in the 3D scanner market.

ZEISS Group and Microsoft Corp. announced a multi-year strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of ZEISS into a digital service provider. ZEISS provides to offer customers enhanced digital experiences by regulating equipment and practices on Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

Some of the major players in 3D scanner market are Hexagon, FARO, KEYENCE Corp., Jenoptik, Nikon Corp., Mitutoyo Corp., ZEISS Group, Perceptron, Renishaw, Creaform, CyberOptics Corp., Trimble, Inc., 3D Systems, Inc., Automated Precision, Inc., Metrologic Group.

The 3D Scanner Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.

Segments Covered in the Report

  • By Type
    • Tripod Mounted
    • Fixed CMM Based
    • Portable CMM Based
    • Desktop
  • By Range
    • Short Range
    • Medium Range
    • Long Range
  • By Offering Size
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • By Application
    • Quality Control & Inspection
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Face/Body Scanning
  • By End-User
    • Automotive
    • Healthcare
      • Dental
      • Orthopedics
      • Neurosurgery
      • Others
    • Aerospace & Defense
      • Commercial Aircraft
      • Space Exploration
    • Architecture & Construction
      • Plant Scanning
      • Outdoor & Indoor Scanning
    • Energy & Power
      • Hydro Power
      • Wind Power
    • Petrochemicals
    • Tunnel & Mining
    • Artifacts & Heritage Preservation
    • Others

Region Covered in the Report

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • U.A.E.
    • Other Countries

3D Scanner Market Size

Source: VynZ Research

3D Scanner Market Analysis

Source: VynZ Research

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the major players in 3D scanner market are Hexagon, FARO, KEYENCE Corp., Jenoptik, Nikon Corp., Mitutoyo Corp., ZEISS Group, Perceptron, Renishaw, Creaform, CyberOptics Corp., Trimble, Inc., 3D Systems, Inc., Automated Precision, Inc., Metrologic Group.
North America holds the largest share in the 3D Scanner market.
Based on the application, the global 3D scanner market is segmented into Quality Control & Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, Face/Body Scanning.
The emerging trends, such as mixed authenticity, Internet of Things (IoT), and the growing conjunction between a wearable device in automotive production and aerospace designing fields are projected to drive the market growth.
The Global 3D Scanner Market was valued at USD 1.2 billion in 2025 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% to reach USD 3.12 billion by end of 2030

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