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3D Scanner Market Research Report- Forecast to 2022

3D Scanner Market Information By Type (Laser Scanner, Optical Scanner, Structured Light Scanner), Vertical (Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Aerospace), Range (Short Range, Medium Range, Long Range), Offering (Hardware, Aftermarket Service), Product (Tripod Mounted, Fixed CMM Based, Portable CMM Based, Desktop), Application (Quality Inspection, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Archiving, Topographical Surveys) and Region - Forecast 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/1906-HCR | December 2022 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

3D Scanner Market

3D Scanner Market is expected to be USD 5.83 Billion by Forecast 2022 at a 7.11% of CAGR


By product offering Hardware Software Service
By product type 3D laser scanner Optical-scanner Light-scanner
By product range Long-range Medium range Short-range
By technology The laser phase Laser pulse Pattern fringe Laser triangulation

Key Players

  • Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH (Germany)
  • Hexagon AB (Sweden)
  • Topcon Corporation (Japan)
  • Autodesk Inc. (U.S.)
  • Trimble Navigation Ltd. (U.S.)
  • Nikon Metrology (Belgium)
  • Creaform Inc. (Ametek Inc.) (U.S.)
  • Faro Technologies Inc. (U.S.)


  • The 3D scanners are more suitable in professional places due to their accuracy and speed
  • The automotive mining and other manufacturing industries raise the demand for 3D scanners.
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3D Scanner Market Size and Overview 

Globally, the size of the 3D scanner market is set to grow at a CAGR of 7.11%, estimated to reach USD 5.83 Billion by 2022 driven by the integration of cloud services is a crucial factor that drives the demand for 3D scanners.

Today, the 3D scanner is used in automotive, construction, and other top industries. Also, the affordability of this product is expanding the market growth in the future years. As per the 3D Scanner industry Forecast, the market will witness steady growth till 2022. The 3D scanner is a device that can scan the accurate volume, size, and shape of an object. It can easily provide 3D information about any object. 3D scanners use laser light to process digital information. Also, there are both conventional and non-conventional applications of a 3D scanner. High precision and speed are the two exceptional features of the 3D Scanner Market. The applications of a 3D scanner are rising at an exponential pace every year.

Covid analysis 

The covid 19 challenges are evolving for every industry. Due to the worldwide pandemic and the restrictions, the 3D Scanner Market Size will decline. There are various challenges in the industry since the outbreak of covid 19. However, the manufacturing process is resuming which provides growth opportunities. The value chain of the Market is experiencing disruptions from distributors and suppliers. As per the 3D Scanner Market analysis, the 3D Scanner industry will witness a rise in 2021. It will ultimately lead to exceptional market Trends in the forecast period 2022. 

Market dynamics 

  • The crucial market drivers 

3D scanners are used in several organizations. The 3D scanner usage tends to grow more due to the crucial-market driving factors. 3D scanners are more suitable in professional places due to their accuracy and speed. The deployment of a 3D scanner is happening on a large scale. The automotive, mining, and other manufacturing industries raise the demand for 3D scanners. The demand from the end-users drives the 3D Scanner Market growth. The R&D spending on 3D scanners by several companies also drives the demand for this 3D Scanner Market.

Moreover, electronic manufacturing companies prefer the 3D scanner more. The adoption of these scanners is happening at an exponential pace in these industries. Also, the integration of cloud services is another crucial factor that drives the demand for 3D scanners. Quality control is a sector that analysis the value of the product. It is a sector that requires the application of a 3D scanner. Also, the demand for 3D scanners is escalating due to the demand from the medical, architecture, construction, defense, and energy industries. These factors are the crucial demand-driving factors in the 3D Scanner Market. 

  • The market growth opportunities 

The performance, speed, and precision of the 3D scanners make them reliable scanning device. Also, The R&D of the 3D scanners offers other innovative uses of the product. The industry 4.0 concept provides 3D Scanner Market opportunities. The 4.0 industry concept is all about adapting to new 3D technologies in the market. It is an exceptional strategy that provides market growth in 2022. There is going to be massive growth in the infrastructure industry in the upcoming years. It increases the requirement for 3D scanners for the architecture, designing, prototyping, and modeling of buildings. It ultimately provides promising growth opportunities for the 3D Scanner industry in the forecast period. 

  • The market restraints

3D scanners are useful to lessen manufacturing and product development time. The new technological advancements are increasing the application uses of technology.  The portability, scanning capabilities and quality increase the requirement for the scanners. However, most of the verticals find it difficult to adapt to the 3D scanners. The major reason that declines the adoption rate is the price of the product. 3D scanners are comparatively more expensive than regular scanners. The 3D scanners come with more high-end capabilities than regular scanners.

However, more than product awareness, price awareness is more. It is essential to create more awareness about the 3D scanner and its various uses. It assures the audience, the price is high due to advanced features. Therefore, the lack of product awareness is the demand restraining factor in this 3D Scanner industry. Cost-effectiveness is essential to experience more demand from small and medium-sized enterprises. 

  • The market challenges 

The technical difficulties of the 3D Scanner are a significant restraint in this 3D Scanner industry. Also, the 3D scanner technology uses lenses, LED lights, and electric components. The application of these 3D scanners is not the same in every region. It offers differentiated results for the industries. Further, there is no standardization in the electric components used in a 3D scanner. Also, it creates differences in product efficiency and effectiveness. Introducing it to a wide range of audiences in the global market becomes a difficult factor. These market challenges are hindering the 3D Scanner Market growth in the future years. 

  • The cumulative growth analysis 

The 3D Scanner Industry will witness stable growth in the upcoming years. The demand from end-users such as electronics, automotive, construction, medical, and other verticals sparks the market growth. However, there is a serious requirement for cost-effectiveness in the industry. The price cut-down strategies can promote the 3D Scanner Market growth in the forecast period. Also, the requirement of standardization in the electric component of 3D scanners is highly essential. These complexities restrict most of the audience from opting for 3D scanning technology. However, the crucial market drivers of this market will fuel the market demand in the upcoming years. 

  • Value chain analysis 

North America holds the largest 3D Scanner Market Share. It is a region with several influential 3D Scanner Market. Further, there are plenty of market drivers available in the region. The well-established companies of the key players are performing well and contributing more to the global market. The adoption of the 3D scanner is happening at a rapid pace in North America. Several industries are aware of the exceptional applications of 3D scanners.

The product price is not a major concern. The quality and performance of the product matter most in this region. The increasing R&D in the 3D Scanner Market provides more opportunities for high demand, revenue, and expansion. In North America, the 3D scanner industry receives massive demand from the automotive market. Also, the device is used for vehicle modeling, designing, and other operations. The regional growth is exceptional during the forecast period of 2022. 

3D Scanner Market

Segment Overview

By product offering 

  • Hardware 

  • Software 

  • Service 

By product type 

  • 3D laser scanner 

  • Optical-scanner 

  • Light-scanner 

By product range 

  • Long-range 

  • Medium range 

  • Short-range 

By technology 

  • The laser phase 

  • Laser pulse 

  • Pattern fringe 

  • Laser triangulation 

By application 

  • Rapid prototyping 

  • Reverse engineering 

  • Face and body scanning 

  • Quality control and inspection 

By end-user 

  • Automotive 

  • Electronics 

  • Healthcare 

  • Aerospace 

  • Energy and Power 

  • Architecture

  • Artifacts 

  • Tunnel and mining 

  • Other manufacturing sectors 

Regional Analysis 

The Global 3D Scanner Market is fragmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. North America is the largest 3D Scanner Market. The Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing market. The increasing rate of urbanization, construction, and automotive is providing exceptional growth opportunities in this region. The European market is witnessing immense growth in the forecast period. These three regional players are expanding and more awareness of the product. Also, the 3D Scanner Market will become stronger in the upcoming years. Industrial upgradation is another market-driving factor in these regions. Also, the rise of IT services is offering more growth opportunities in these regions. The regional players are offering a more cost-effective and developed range of 3D scanners for the market. 

Competitive landscape

The competition in the market of 3D Scanner is high. With more key players entering the market 3D scanner technology is becoming more popular. During the forecast period, the Market's key players are establishing new companies and expanding the market. These measures by the key players are going to drive more demand for the market.

The key players in the 3D scanner market are 

  • Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH (Germany)

  • Hexagon AB (Sweden)

  • Topcon Corporation (Japan)

  • Autodesk Inc. (U.S.)

  • Trimble Navigation Ltd. (U.S.)

  • Nikon Metrology (Belgium)

  • Creaform Inc. (Ametek Inc.) (U.S.)

  • Faro Technologies Inc. (U.S.)

Recent developments 

  • The key players in the market are approaching cloud 3D scanners. It is a more enhanced version of the 3D scanner that comes with cloud computing features. It is a version that improves productivity and customer experience. 

  • The 3D scanner manufacturing companies are developing a new product range. the latest version is flexible and adaptable to any system. There are plenty of features that will enhance the device scanning feature.

  • The key players in North America are launching a new mobile 3D scanning device that is fully autonomous. The US-based product is similar to robotics technology. Without any human intervention, it can perform complete 3D scanning. 

  • The key players in the market are searching for new product distribution patterns. It enables the key players to sell the 3Dscanning to areas that have high demand. It is a partnership plan that mainly focuses on distributing 3D scanners in European regions. 

Report Overview 

  • Market overview highlights 

  • Analysis based on COVID 19

  • Explanation of the Market Dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation overview

  • The regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The 3D scanner market is supposed to mark a 7.11% CAGR, which ensures a healthy future trajectory.

Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH, Hexagon AB, Topcon Corporation, Autodesk Inc., Trimble Navigation Ltd., Nikon Metrology, Creaform Inc., Faro Technologies Inc.

Increasing popularity of portable CMM-based 3D scanner is projected to drive the augmentation of the market.

Different types of the product are laser scanner, structure light scanner, and optical scanner.

North America and Asia-Pacific are the most important regional segments.

The advantages of the product are accurate, effective, and quick.