X-ray Inspection Systems Technology Market Report- Forecast to 2030

X-ray Inspection Systems Market research report: by imaging technique (film-based, digital imaging), dimension (2D, 3D), vertical (aerospace, automotive, power, and infrastructure, government, manufacturing, food) – Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/3985-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

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X-Ray Inspection Systems Technology Market Overview


The X-ray inspection systems technology market size is estimated to reach USD 1113.1 million and grow at a CAGR of 7.1% by 2030.


X-ray inspection systems are used in various sectors like automotive, food & pharmaceuticals, and more from inspection of cracks in materials, and to detect minute defects in any products or metals. Easy verification of missing products, better quality control mechanism, improved data collection, reduced risk of product recalls and more are the benefits of the X-ray inspection system. Industrial X-ray inspection systems are used to assist quality control and manages the risks in an industrial setup.


X-rays can pass through the products due to their high density and also x-rays can reduce to the higher or lower degree depending on the density of the object. In the food industry, X-ray detection systems are used for identifying contaminants like glass, stones, ceramics, and similar materials that cause major problems. Healthcare industry due to the advanced technologies in artificial intelligence, X-ray machines are anticipated to foster the demand during the review period. The Government of India decided to increase the public healthcare expenditure by 2.5% of the country’s GDP by the end of the forecast period.


COVID-19 Analysis:


Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19, the government has implemented stringent regulations like lockdowns, transportation bans, business sectors & manufacturing industries off, and maintaining social distance. Due to these factors, the supply chains are disrupted, laborers are not able to do their duty, lack of raw materials leads to halt the manufacturing process.


X-ray inspection systems technology market is also impacted by this pandemic by lack of workers and raw materials. After the lockdowns, opening the business sectors, the X-ray market increases rapidly. Moreover, the COVID-19 affected people required the tests regarding X-ray machines and imaging software which is anticipated to increase the demand for the X-ray inspection systems technology market.


Market Dynamics:



  • Drivers:


Adoption of technologies in the food & pharmaceutical industry, demand for advanced technologies, and aviation sector are the driving factors that increase the X-ray inspection systems technology market growth. The rising awareness regarding food safety among consumers is accelerating the growth of the X-ray inspection systems technology market. Moreover, the government imposed strong regulations for security concerns is propelling the market’s growth.


The geriatric age people who are regularly caused by chronic diseases are expected to increase the demand for high-resolution imaging systems. In the medical application, the X-ray equipment market is anticipated to increase the growth of the X-ray inspection systems technology market for the increasing demand for x-rays machines and imaging software for the geriatric age population. According to the European Union survey, 63% of the deaths are caused by heart disease or respiratory diseases in the geriatric age group.



  • Restraint:


X-ray inspection systems are very expensive which curtails the X-ray inspection systems technology market growth. The lack of skilled persons to operate this technology is hampering the growth of the market.



  • Opportunities:


Adoption of technology in the aviation sector, food & pharmaceutical industry, and demand for advanced technology-based systems are creating the opportunity for the X-ray inspection systems technology market. Research and development activities for inspection control are increased and further create the opportunity to increase the market’s growth



  • Challenges:


Availability of inspection control technologies is the major challenge of the x-ray inspection systems market.


Segment Overview:


The global X-ray inspection systems technology market industry has been divided into four segments based on imaging technique, dimension, vertical, and region.


Based on Imaging Technique


The industrial X-ray inspection systems technology based on imaging technique is segmented into film-based imaging and digital imaging. Among these two, digital imaging holds the largest market share for the rising use of systems based on digital imaging techniques. These systems are used for detecting the damages like cracks, saves time for the image process, and 3D visualization ability is helping for the growth of the x-ray inspection market in this segment


Based on Dimension


The global X-ray inspection systems technology based on dimension is classified into 2D and 3D. During the forecast period, 3D X-ray inspection systems technology is predicted to grow at a significant CAGR for the usage of 3D X-ray inspection systems in a wide range of industries, in the manufacturing of semiconductors to automotive and especially plays a major role in quality control. These are also used to diagnose issues like metal, foreign materials, bridging, and construction defects in 3D planes.


Based on Vertical


Based on vertical, the global X-ray inspection systems technology is bifurcated into several verticals like automotive, oil & gas, aerospace, power & infrastructure, government, manufacturing, and many more. Out of these segments, the oil & gas vertical accounts for the largest X-ray inspection systems market share for its efficient operation in delivering solutions for the pipes, boilers, pressure vessels, and valves inspection. X-ray inspection systems are having applications in both upstream and downstream segments of the oil and gas wells.


Based on Region


Regionally, the global X-ray inspection systems technology segment is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the world. During the review period, the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR for the continuous demand for cost-effective and fast-processing X-ray inspection systems mostly from oil & gas, and power generation verticals.


Regional Analysis


Region-wise, the global X-ray inspection systems technology market is segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the rest of the world. Asia-Pacific region is predicted to grow at a significant CAGR for the constant demand for fast-processing and cost-effective X-ray inspection systems highly from oil & gas, and power generation verticals. The advanced technologies in industrial X-ray products, rising consumer awareness regarding the benefits of products like quality and ergonomics are rising the demand for the market.


Moreover, growing government initiatives to invest in infrastructure development projects in this region are increasing the demand for the market. The food industry and power generation sector that needs highly advanced systems for detection techniques may demand the growth of the market. However, North America holds the major market share due to the presence of major key players, usage of advanced technologies, high adoption rate among several industries.


Competitive Landscape


The prominent key players in the X-ray inspection systems technology market trends are the following:



  • North Star Imaging, Inc. (U.S)

  • Nikon Metrology NV (Belgium)

  • Nordson DAGE (UK)

  • YXLON International GmbH (Germany)

  • Vj Group, Inc. (US)

  • 3DX-RAY Ltd. (UK)

  • VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH (Germany)

  • Smiths Detection, Inc. (UK)

  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc (Switzerland) and

  • General Electric Co. (U.S)


Recent Developments


One of the key market players in X-ray inspection systems, HEUFT SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH launched a new pulsed X-ray technology that provides maximum detection capability in a limited space.


A prominent market player in advanced detection solutions, Peco InspX Corporation developed a new solution to effectively detect vent tube fragments.


Report Overview:


This global X-ray inspection systems technology market research includes the Market Overview, COVID-19 analysis, Market Dynamics, Study Objectives, Segment Overview, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Recent developments, Segmentation Table, and FAQs. The market scenario includes the X-ray inspection systems technology market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities. The X-ray inspection systems technology forecast segments are dimension, imaging technique, vertical, and region.


Segmentation Table


The X-ray inspection systems technology market trends have been classified globally based on the dimension, vertical, imaging technique, and region.


By Imaging Technique



  • Film-based imaging and digital imaging


By Dimension



  • 2D and 3D


By Vertical



  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Power & Infrastructure

  • Government

  • Manufacturing


By Region


Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the rest of the world are the four main geographies included in this market.


Study Objectives -



  • To provide detailed information about the X-ray inspection systems technology market structure along with various forecast segments and sub segments for the next 10 years.

  • To provide the factors that are affecting the growth of the X-ray inspection systems technology market value.

  • To analyze the X-ray inspection systems technology market industry analysis based on porter’s five force analysis, factors-price analysis, supply chain analysis, etc.

  • To provide history and forecast revenue segments and sub-segments of the X-ray inspection systems technology market revenue for the main geographies.

  • To provide the country-level analysis of the current X-ray inspection systems technology market size and future prospective.

  • To provide country-level analysis of the X-ray inspection systems technology market industry growth by region, form, and application.

  • To provide a strategic profile of the prominent key players in the market, analyze their core competencies, and draw a global X-ray inspection systems technology market growth landscape.

  • To track and analyze new product developments, strategic alliances, and X-ray inspection systems technology market research.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 1113.1 Million (2020-2030)
  CAGR   7.1% (2020-2030)
  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   by imaging technique, vertical
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   North Star Imaging, Inc. (U.S.), Nikon Metrology NV (Belgium), Nordson DAGE (UK), YXLON International GmbH (Germany), VJ Group, Inc. (U.S.), 3DX-RAY Ltd. (UK), VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH (Germany), Smiths Detection, Inc. (UK), Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (Switzerland), and General Electric Co. (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   The growth is driven by adoption of technology in the food and pharmaceutical industry, aviation sector and demand for technically advanced systems are driving the market.
  Key Market Drivers   The growth is driven by food industry and power generation sector, which uses highly advanced systems for detection techniques.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The players adopt various strategies such as product launches, partnerships, acquisitions, expansions, agreements, collaborations, and contracts to grow in the X-ray inspection system market.

X-ray inspection systems are used to detect minute defects in any product or metal by destructive means. These inspection techniques cover a wide range of sectors such as automotive, food and pharmaceuticals and many more, from inspection of cracks in materials to detection of external matter into materials.

North America is anticipated to hold major market share in the global X-ray inspection systems market owing to the presence of major market players, being technically advanced and high adoption rate among various industries.

The top players in the worldwide market are North Star Imaging, Inc. (U.S.), Nikon Metrology NV (Belgium), Nordson DAGE (UK), YXLON International GmbH (Germany), VJ Group, Inc. (U.S.), 3DX-RAY Ltd. (UK), VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH (Germany), Smiths Detection, Inc. (UK), Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (Switzerland), and General Electric Co. (U.S.) among others.

On the basis of the dimension, the segment is further classified into 2D and 3D.