Global 3D Scanner Market – New Market Research Report

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The global 3D scanner market is currently valued at more than USD 3 billion and is expected to surpass USD 4 billion by 2021, says Technavio.

Technavio has announced its latest market research report on the global 3D scanner market, under its computing devices portfolio. This market analysis discusses the major drivers and key emerging trends and offers an analysis of key vendors like Artec 3D, 3D Digital Corp, Carl Zeiss Optotechnik, FARO Technologies, GOM, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Nikon Metrology, Perceptron, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems, and Topcon Corporation.

According to Sunil Kumar Singh, a lead analyst for computing devices research at Technavio, “3D printing has become popular due to high adoption of CAD programs across different end-user applications. It is used in many industries and sectors such as industrial and commercial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical, construction, government, and education.”

The advantage of 3D printers is that they can print anything from the given model. It allows manufacturers to produce products as soon as they receive the order. In addition, 3D printing eliminates the need to construct complex assembly lines before production. Also, factories using this technology require fewer workers and materials, which helps to reduce production costs.

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Popularity of portable and wireless 3D scanners

Handheld 3D scanners are more versatile and flexible than fixed 3D scanners. For instance, the user can access the scanning areas that fixed scanners cannot reach. Portable 3D scanners are capable of capturing 3D objects of different sizes depending on the range of the scanner. Most portable 3D scanners can capture colors and textures to obtain photorealistic 3D scans, which again depend on the resolution offered by the 3D scanner.

Increased demand from the automotive sector

The majority of automobile manufacturers are now shifting from traditional production techniques to highly customizable 3D scanning and 3D printing manufacturing. Automotive vendors are not only using 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to manufacture functional parts and prototypes but also to build their brand image. For instance, Honda Motors released 3D printer design files of particular concept cars as part of its campaign “Honda 3D Design Archives,” which allows anyone with a 3D printer to produce a model at home.  

This research report includes an in-depth analysis and market shares and sizes of the sub-segments and geography. An analysis of the key companies, including their market shares, business overview, key financials, etc. is provided in this study. This market study also provides a detailed analysis of key drivers, challenges, and opportunities influencing this market.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report titled, ‘Global 3D Scanners Market 2017-2021’. Technavio also customizes reports by other regions and specific segments upon request.

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