Global 3D Metrology Systems Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Aug 2016
  • Pages: 57
  • SKU: IRTNTR10071

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This market research report analyzes the key players in the 3D metrology systems market such as Carl Zeiss, Faro Technologies, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, and Mitutoyo. The report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by product (CMM, ODS, and VMM), by end-user (automotive and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Global outlook of the 3D metrology systems market

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global 3D metrology systems market will grow steadily during the forecast period and will post a CAGR of more than 7% by 2020. When it comes to 3D measurement of objects, CMMs (coordinate measuring machines) are the most preferred option by several end-users. This will drive the requirement for adopting quality standards in product development processes across manufacturing industries and will be one of the major factors contributing to the growth of the market in the coming years. Dimensional accuracy is one of the key focus areas in the product development lifecycle and industries depend on CMMs to ensure that the dimensional quality of the manufactured product is maintained. Even a slight dimensional inaccuracy can lead to a reduced product life, and manufacturing industries have the need to meet international quality standards such as ISO-9001, QS-9000, and Six Sigma. This demand for manufacturing high-quality products will lead to the increase in adoption of CMMs across manufacturing industries.

The integration of CMMs with scanning sensors is considered to be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the next four years. The increase in technological advances will lead to the integration of CMMs with scanning sensors that can enable easy and accurate measurement. Vendors have already started developing such products. For instance, one of the prominent vendors Hexagon has already developed the Romer Absolute Arm 7-Axis SI series CMM that is integrated with a laser scanner. The availability of advanced products will induce more vendors to invest in their R&D to develop and introduce metrology equipment that is more advanced and offer effective measurement.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Characterized by the presence of several well-diversified international, regional, and local vendors, the market appears to be highly fragmented. The regional metrology companies provide customers with customized 3D metrology systems at prices that are comparatively lower than their competitors and pose a stiff competition to the international vendors. Though the market provides opportunities for new vendors to enter the market, they find it difficult to compete with international vendors in terms of product quality, features, functionality, and service. With the increase in technological innovations, M&A, and product extensions, the competitive environment in the market is likely to intensify in the coming years. The forecast period will also witness the international players growing inorganically by acquiring local or regional players.

The prominent vendors in the market are -

  • Carl Zeiss
  • Faro Technologies
  • Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Mitutoyo

Segmentation by product and analysis of the 3D metrology systems market

  • CMM (coordinate measuring machines)
  • ODS (optical digitizers and scanners)
  • VMM (vision measuring machines)

During 2015, the CMM market segment accounted for about 67% of the total market share and dominated the industry. The ability to provide highly accurate measurement has led to the increase in demand for CMM bridge machines from the aerospace and defense and automotive industries. Moreover, the demand for horizontal arm machines from the railways, aircraft construction, and shipbuilding sectors will also bolster the growth of the market.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the 3D metrology systems market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

This market study estimates that in terms of geographical regions, the Americas will account for almost 37% of the total market share by 2020 and will also dominate the 3D metrology tools market throughout the forecast period.  The US is the largest revenue contributor in this region. The steady growth of the automotive industry owing to the presence of several automobile manufacturing companies and rise in the growth of the aerospace industry will drive the growth of the market in this region.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global 3D metrology systems market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global 3D metrology systems market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global 3D metrology systems market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global 3D metrology systems market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global 3D metrology systems market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Common currency conversion rates
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by product

  • CMM market
  • ODS market
  • VMM market

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-user

  • 3D metrology systems market: automotive segment
  • 3D metrology systems market: others segment

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • 3D metrology systems market in Americas
  • 3D metrology systems market in EMEA
  • 3D metrology systems market in APAC

PART 09: Market drivers

  • Increased demand from automotive industry
  • Increase in inspection of products using CMMs
  • Increased demand for mobile and portable CMMs

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

  • Low penetration of ODSs
  • High total cost of ownership
  • Availability of low-quality CMMs

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

  • Availability of shop-floor CMMs
  • Integration of CMMs with scanning sensors
  • Opening up of CMM controller architecture

PART 14: Buying behavior

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Prominent vendors

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

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Primary sources

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  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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