The global 3D metrology market was valued at USD 9.3 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 13.4 billion by 2026; growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2021 to 2026.
A few key factors driving the growth of this market are increased R&D spending on 3D metrology, focus on quality control while manufacturing goods, and demand for higher productivity by electronics manufacturing services companies. Factors such as increasing adoption of cloud computing services and surging demand for industry 4.0 are expected to provide growth opportunities to players in the 3D metrology market.
The 3D metrology CMM market for articulated arm CMM is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2026
Automotive and aerospace & defense are the key industries for the 3D metrology CMM market, and these industries have started to adopt portable systems such as articulated arm CMM for measuring manufactured spare parts and key components that are used in vehicles or airplanes. The articulated CMM is used for point-cloud inspection or reverse-engineering owing to its ability to provide quick measurement with the help of laser scanners. The portable articulated arm CMM is user-friendly and provides quick and accurate measurements of any object within a specified range.
3D metrology market for quality control and inspection is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2026
Under quality control and inspection, 3D metrology is used for alignment, CAD-based inspection, dimensional analysis, and machine calibration, among others. Manufacturers use 3D metrology for accurate 3D scanning and inspection analysis to derive corrective action without slowing down the production. Automotive and aerospace & defense are the major industries where 3D metrology is used for quality control and inspection. 3D metrology is mainly used in the automotive industry for automotive component inspection, powertrain components, and full-body inspection, as well as for checking the accuracy and precision of all areas in a vehicle plant.
North America to account for second largest size of 3D metrology market during forecast period
North America is expected to account for second largest size of 3D metrology market from 2021 to 2026. The US held the largest share of the 3D metrology market in North America in 2020. The presence of several automobile manufacturers and research institutes and large semiconductor companies in this region has increased the demand for 3D metrology equipment, which is fueling the growth of the North American 3D metrology market. The sales of 3D metrology equipment are expected to rise in key industrial segments including automotive, aerospace & defense, medical, and heavy machinery.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights 4.1 Attractive Opportunities in 3D Metrology Market 4.2 3D Metrology Market, by Application 4.3 3D Metrology Market in Asia-Pacific, by End-User Industry and Country 4.4 3D Metrology Market for CMM, by Type 4.5 3D Metrology Market, by Geography
5 Market Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Market Dynamics 5.2.1 Drivers 220.127.116.11 Highly Accurate Inspection Owing to 3D Data for Modeling and Analysis 18.104.22.168 Increased R&D Spending on 3D Metrology 22.214.171.124 Demand for Higher Productivity by Electronics Manufacturing Service Companies 126.96.36.199 Focus on Quality Control while Manufacturing Goods 5.2.2 Restraints 188.8.131.52 High Cost Incurred for Setting Up 3D Metrology Facility 5.2.3 Opportunities 184.108.40.206 Increasing Adoption of Cloud Computing Services 220.127.116.11 Surging Demand for Industry 4.0 18.104.22.168 Growing Demand for 3D Metrology Services 5.2.4 Challenges 22.214.171.124 Lack of Simplified Software Solutions 126.96.36.199 Lack of Expertise to Efficiently Handle 3D Metrology Systems 5.3 Value Chain Analysis 5.4 3D Metrology Ecosystem 5.5 Porters Five Force Analysis 5.6 Case Study Analysis 5.6.1 Zeus Engineering Chooses Faro Cam2 Software and Faroarm to Support Business GRoWth Plans 5.6.2 Pcm Innovation Achieves Agile Manufacturing in Aerospace Inspection with Faro Software 5.6.3 Bmw Group Used Hexagon's Laser Trackers to Optimize Automotive Manufacturing Process 5.7 Regulations 5.7.1 Restriction of Hazardous Substances (Rohs) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Weee) 5.7.2 Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) 5.7.3 The General Data Protection Regulation (Gdpr) 5.7.4 Import-Export Laws 5.8 Patent Analysis 5.9 Trade and Tariff Analysis 5.9.1 Trade Analysis for Market 5.9.2 Tariff Analysis 5.10 Technology Analysis 5.11 Average Selling Price (ASP) Trends
6 3D Metrology Market, by Offering 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Hardware 6.2.1 3D Metrology Market for Hardware to Hold Largest Share During Forecasted Period 6.3 Software 6.3.1 Increased Adoption of Cloud Software in Metrology Fuels GRoWth of Software Market 6.4 Services 6.4.1 After-Sales Services 188.8.131.52 Need for System Upgrades Drives After-Sales Service Market 6.4.2 Software-As-A-Service 184.108.40.206 Increasing Cloud Usage for Metrology Services Drives Adoption of Software-As-A-Service in 3D Metrology 6.4.3 Storage-As-A-Service 220.127.116.11 Companies are Focusing on Adopting Cost-Effective Measures Thereby Promoting Shared Cloud Services for Storage 6.4.4 Measurement Services 18.104.22.168 Part Measurement and Outsourcing Help in Reducing Overall Production Cost
7 3D Metrology Market, by Product Type 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Coordinate Measuring Machines 7.2.1 Bridge CMM 22.214.171.124 Bridge Design Enables CMMs to Provide Better Rigidity and High Accuracy 7.2.2 Gantry CMM 126.96.36.199 Gantry CMMs Have Special Ability to Measure Large Objects Such as Cars and Other Vehicles 7.2.3 Horizontal Arm CMM 188.8.131.52 Horizontal CMMs are Used to Measure Large and Hard-To-Reach Workpieces 7.2.4 Cantilever CMM 184.108.40.206 Cantilever CMMs Capture Significant Share of CMM Market Owing to Their High Accuracy in Measuring Objects 7.2.5 Articulated Arm CMM 220.127.116.11 Ability to Allow Probe to be Placed in Different Directions During Measurement Process Drives Market GRoWth 7.3 Optical Digitizer and Scanner 7.3.1 3D Laser Scanner 18.104.22.168 Accuracy and Versatility of Scanning Tools Contribute to Rapid Adoption of 3D Laser Scanners 7.3.2 Structured Light Scanner 22.214.171.124 Need for Accurate, Cost-Effective, Better-Quality, and Reliable Products Across Various Industries Contributes to GRoWth of Structured Light Scanner Market 7.3.3 Laser Tracker 126.96.36.199 Monitoring and Measuring Application Across Industries Fuels GRoWth of Laser Tracker Market 7.4 Video Measuring Machine 7.4.1 Vision System 188.8.131.52 Focus on High-Resolution Measurements in Millimeter to Nanometer Range Propels GRoWth of Vision System Market 7.4.2 Measuring Microscope 184.108.40.206 Industrial Measurement and Image Analysis are Major Applications of Measuring Microscopes 7.4.3 Optical Comparator 220.127.116.11 Optical Comparators are Used to Measure Small Objects and Parts 7.4.4 Multisensor Measuring System 18.104.22.168 Multisensor Measuring Systems are Used for Hard-To-Reach Areas Using Touch Probe 7.5 3D Automated Optical Inspection System 7.5.1 Electronics Industry Offers Lucrative Market for 3D Aoi 7.6 Form Measurement Equipment 7.6.1 Surface Analysis and Contour Measurement are Major Drivers for Form Measurement Equipment Market 7.7 Others
8 3D Metrology Market, by Application 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Quality Control and Inspection 8.2.1 Rising Need to Meet Quality Standards Fuels GRoWth of Quality Control and Inspection Market 8.3 Reverse Engineering 8.3.1 3D Modelling Drives Market for Reverse Engineering Application 8.4 Virtual Simulation 8.4.1 Real-Time Graphical Analysis Contributes to GRoWth of Virtual Simulation Market 8.5 Others
9 3D Metrology Market, by End-User Industry 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Aerospace & Defense 9.2.1 Aircraft Components 22.214.171.124 3D Metrology is Used for Detailed Inspection of Components Inside Aircraft 9.2.2 Defense 126.96.36.199 Metrology is Largely Used to Study Quality Standards of Defense Equipment 9.2.3 Space Exploration 188.8.131.52 Reverse Engineering is Among Major Application of 3D Metrology in Space Exploration 9.3 Automotive 9.3.1 Automotive Design & Styling 184.108.40.206 Need for Inspection of Automobiles Drives 3D Metrology Market 9.3.2 Pilot Plant Metrology 220.127.116.11 Inline Metrology is Largely Used Inside Automotive Manufacturing Plants 9.3.3 Automotive Component Inspection 18.104.22.168 Rising Need for Maintaining Quality Standards of Automobiles Demands Metrology Services 9.3.4 Others 9.4 Architecture & Construction 9.4.1 Computer-Aided Design Software Drives 3D Metrology Market for Architecture & Construction Industry 9.5 Medical 9.5.1 Orthopaedics and Prosthetics 22.214.171.124 Optical Metrology is Largely Adopted in Medical Industry 9.5.2 Medical Devices 126.96.36.199 Computed Tomography and X-Ray are Among Widely-Used Devices for 3D Inspection 9.5.3 Dental 188.8.131.52 Advancements in Dental Sector are Largely Driven by Use of Laser Technology 9.6 Semiconductor and Electronics 9.6.1 Automated Optical Inspection Drives Adoption of 3D Metrology in Electronics Industry 9.7 Energy & Power 9.7.1 Turbines (Gas, Wind, & Hydro) 184.108.40.206 Energy and Power Industry is Among Major Adopter of 3D Metrology for Inspection 9.7.2 Solar Panel 220.127.116.11 Smart City Initiatives Propel GRoWth of Energy & Power Industry 9.8 Heavy Machinery 9.8.1 Heavy Machinery Industry to Hold Major Share of 3D Metrology Market During Forecast Period 9.9 Mining 9.9.1 Form Measurement is Largely Used for 3D Metrology in Mining 9.10 Others
10 Geographic Analysis 10.1 Introduction 10.2 North America 10.3 Europe 10.4 APAC 10.5 RoW