Inline Metrology Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Inline Metrology Market Research Report: By Product (Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), Machine Vision Systems, Multisensor Measuring Systems, Optical Scanners, Laser Trackers and Others), Application (Quality Control and Inspection, Reverse Engineering and Others), Vertical (Automotive, Aerospace, Semiconductors, Energy & Power and Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/8757-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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Inline Metrology Market

Inline Metrology Market Size is to reach USD 892.7 Million by the end of the Inline Metrology Market Forecast, registering a CAGR of 15.1% during the forecast period

By Product Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) Machine Vision Systems Multisensor Measuring Systems Optical Scanners Laser Trackers
By Application Quality Control and Inspection Reverse Engineering
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Hexagon AB (Sweden)    Faro Technologies (the US)    Nikon Metrology Inc. (the US)    KLA-Tencor (the US)    Jenoptik Group (Germany)    Carl Zeiss (Germany)    Renishaw plc (UK)    Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan)    Ametek Inc. (the US)    Cognex Corporation (the US)    LMI Technologies (Canada)    Perceptron (the US)    QIS Metrologies AB (Sweden)    Inline Metrology Solutions (the US)    SYNERGX Technologies Inc. (Canada)    Kuka AG (Germany)    Fraunhofer Ise (Germany)    WENZEL Pr├Ązision GmbH (Germany)    ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)    Metrologic Group (France)    Dwfritz Automation Inc. (the US)
Market Driving Forces   Increasing automation    Rising throughput of manufacturing lines
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Inline Metrology Market Overview

The Global Inline Metrology Market Size is expected to reach USD 892.7 Million by the end of the Inline Metrology Market Forecast, registering a CAGR of 15.1% during the forecast period. Automated, reliable, and non-destructive measurements of items and equipment in a moving manufacturing line are referred to as inline metrology. The requirement for effective quality control and speedy inline metrology systems for data collecting and statistical data analysis has grown as manufacturing lines have become more automated and throughput has increased. Photovoltaics, OLED/OPV, displays, touch screens, and glass coatings are all common uses for inline metrology systems. Quality control operations take place in two places: laboratories, where article components are initially digitized offline using contact-based technologies, and factories, where parts are inspected in fast-moving inline processes utilizing non-contact optical methods. One of the most significant differences between metrology and inline inspection environments is speed. Non-contact scanning of the targets is required for inline inspection. The most prevalent digitizing methods are laser triangulation and structured light 3D sensors.

Scanning, measuring, and controlling all things inline while a part is in motion is referred to as inline metrology. It entails accurate, automated, quick, and non-destructive measurements that are fully integrated into a production line for total process control. It can be incorporated into the systems that transport data between processing stages. As a result, it is used in reverse engineering, quality control & inspection, and other applications in semiconductors, aerospace, automotive, energy & power, medical, and other end-uses. Electronic system innovations are paving the road for the inline metrology business to expand.

COVID 19 Analysis

Like other markets, the COVID-19 outbreak has had a severe impact on the global Inline Metrology Market Size and Inline Metrology Market Share. As workers have stayed at home, global manufacturers have struggled to create products requiring inline metrology, as well as develop or improve current inline metrology methods, disrupting the global supply chain.

COVID-19 has a temporary influence on inline metrology market trends because only the production and supply chain were halted. The production, supply networks, and demand for these products will gradually improve as the situation improves. This will allow businesses to consider ways to increase output, conduct technological research, and improve their current products.

Market Dynamics


The global acceptance of smart metrology solutions, rising global investment in research & development efforts for automation technologies, and the growing usage of smart 3D sensors are all driving the Inline Metrology Market Trends and Inline Metrology Market Share. By product, coordinated measuring devices held the greatest proportion of the inline metrology market. The increasing use of CMMs in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, semiconductor, energy & power, and heavy machinery, to assure excellent product quality, is a major reason pushing the market for Inline Metrology Market Trends to grow during the Inline Metrology Market Forecast. CMMs are used to create high-precision models and measurements of small/fine machine parts. CMMs provide several advantages over traditional gauging methods, including more flexibility, decreased setup time, higher accuracy, and increased productivity.


The dearth of expertise required to effectively manage inline metrology systems, as well as the high costs associated with establishing inline metrology facilities, may stymie industry expansion. Furthermore, the market is being hampered by the continued acceptance of predictive analytics by new business models, the decreasing deployment of AI technology in the automotive industry, and the diminishing need for customized solutions from autos.

Technology Analysis

During the historic forecast period, Perceptron formed a cooperation with Coherixinc. Because Coherix Inc. manufactures and develops high-definition and high-speed 3D vision solutions for electronics, semiconductors, and automotive applications, increasing perceptron's manufacturing capability in the machine vision sector will be helpful. Manufacturers have been concentrating on developing new goods for certain applications because demand varies depending on the application. Inline metrology is becoming increasingly popular in applications such as touch panels, photovoltaics, displays, OLED/OPV, glass coating, and other devices in the electronics sector. Non-contact measurements can be used to regulate the industrial thin-film production process. In addition, these inline metrology systems can be customized.

Segment Overview

The Inline Metrology Market Report has been bifurcated into various segments that will help the market to achieve the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The market segments are as follows:

Inline Metrology Market, By Product

  • Coordinate measuring machines (CMM)

  • Machine vision systems

  • Multisensor measuring systems

  • Optical scanners

  • Laser trackers

  • Others

Inline Metrology Market, By Application

  • Quality control and inspection

  • Reverse engineering

  • Others

Inline Metrology Market, By Vertical

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Semiconductors

  • Energy & power

  • Others

Inline Metrology Market, By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • The rest of the world

Regional Classification

North America now dominates the worldwide market and is anticipated to remain so for the foreseeable future. The area of Asia-Pacific, on the other hand, is predicted to develop at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The market in this region is likely to be fueled by the growing usage of AI and IoT technologies, as well as the increasing integration of automation in industrial facilities. Due to the significant economic growth seen by major nations in the region, such as China and India, APAC is expected to have the greatest share of the market in terms of value. Inline metrology systems are used for quality control inspections at various automobile and electronics production industries in the region. As a result, inline metrology solutions are projected to be in high demand in this region because of the presence of various Inline Metrology Market Key Players.

Competitive Landscape

Because there are so many competitors in the industrial metrology market, it is highly competitive. The market is moderately concentrated, with the leading players employing techniques such as product innovation and mergers and acquisitions to gain a competitive advantage. Companies are also pursuing a variety of growth and expansion tactics to get a competitive edge in the market. These companies are focused on innovation and, as a result, spend in R&D to create cost-effective product portfolios. There have been recent mergers and acquisitions among the top competitors, which is a technique used by businesses to expand their access to customers. The major Inline Metrology Market Key Players are as follows:

  • Hexagon AB (Sweden)

  • Faro Technologies (the US)

  • Nikon Metrology, Inc. (the US)

  • KLA-Tencor (the US)

  • Jenoptik Group (Germany)

  • Carl Zeiss (Germany)

  • Renishaw plc (UK),

  • Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan)

  • Ametek, Inc. (the US)

  • Cognex Corporation (the US)

  • LMI Technologies (Canada)

  • Perceptron (the US)

  • QIS Metrologies AB (Sweden)

  • Inline Metrology Solutions (the US)

  • SYNERGX Technologies Inc. (Canada)

  • Kuka AG (Germany)

  • Fraunhofer Ise (Germany)

  • WENZEL Pr├Ązision GmbH (Germany)

  • ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)

  • Metrologic Group (France)

  • Dwfritz Automation, Inc. (the US)

Inline Metrology Market Recent Developments

  • Atlas Copco, a provider of long-term productivity solutions, has purchased QUISS (Qualit├Ąts-Inspektionssysteme und Service) AG from Germany. QUISS AG specializes in quality inspection and robot-guided machine vision solutions, primarily for the automobile industry.

  • Novacam Technologies has developed a non-contact measurement device for bore internal diameter (ID) surfaces that is rapid and accurate to the micron level. BoreInspect is a 3D imaging system for automated borehole inspection that is based on high-speed low-coherence interferometry.

  • Mitutoyo America Corporation's Custom Solutions offering was broadened by the introduction of end-to-end solutions for all of its customers' demands. The company was able to offer bespoke items and advanced technologies for specific applications thanks to these solutions. Sensor customization and inline inspection, designing and building custom fixtures, sensors, part loading/holding systems, optics, algorithms, firmware, user software, fully-automated, and closed-loop solutions to incorporate precision measurement and inspection into a company's manufacturing process are among the services and capabilities offered by Custom Solutions.

Inline Metrology Market Report Overview

This report provides an analytical depiction of the global inline metrology market, as well as current trends and future projections, to identify potential investment opportunities. The research includes a complete study of the global inline metrology market share as well as information on key drivers, restraints, and opportunities. To highlight the worldwide inline metrology market growth scenario, the existing market is quantitatively examined. The analysis demonstrates the market's potency of buyers and suppliers. The study examines the global inline metrology market in-depth, focusing on competitive intensity and how the market will evolve in the future years.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 892.7 Million
  CAGR   15.1%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product, Application, Vertical and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Hexagon AB (Sweden), Faro Technologies (US), Nikon Metrology, Inc. (US), Carl Zeiss (Germany), KLA-Tencor (US), Jenoptik Group (Germany), Renishaw plc (UK), Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan), Ametek, Inc. (US), Perceptron (US), Cognex Corporation (US), LMI Technologies (Canada), QIS Metrologies AB (Sweden), Inline Metrology Solutions (US), SYNERGX Technologies Inc. (Canada), WENZEL Pr├Ązision GmbH (Germany), Kuka AG (Germany), Fraunhofer Ise (Germany), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Metrologic Group (France), and Dwfritz Automation, Inc. (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   Adoption of AI and IoT technologies
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing automation
  • Rising throughput of manufacturing lines

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Global inline metrology market is projected to grow at approximately 15.1% CAGR during the assessment period (2020 -2026).

    The valuation of the global inline metrology market is estimated to increase to USD 892.7 MN by the end of 2026.

    North America holds the largest share in the global inline metrology market, followed by the Asia Pacific region and Europe, respectively.

    Faro Technologies (US), Hexagon AB (Sweden), Nikon Metrology, Inc. (US), KLA-Tencor (US), Carl Zeiss (Germany), Jenoptik Group (Germany), Mitutoyo Corporation (Japan), Renishaw plc (UK), Ametek, Inc. (US), Cognex Corporation (US), Perceptron (US), LMI Technologies (Canada), Inline Metrology Solutions (US), QIS Metrologies AB (Sweden), SYNERGX Technologies Inc. (Canada), Kuka AG (Germany), WENZEL Pr├Ązision GmbH (Germany), Fraunhofer Ise (Germany), Metrologic Group (France), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), and Dwfritz Automation, Inc. (US), are some of the top players operating in the global inline metrology market.