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3D Scanning Market – Smart Strategies of the Research and Development Process

Global 3D Scanning Market would garner a revenue of $5.7 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 13.6% during 2016 - 2021, according to a new report by published by Allied Market Research. Applications of 3D scanners in industrial manufacturing generated the highest revenue in 2014. Geographically, North America and European markets would be the key revenue contributors, constituting over 65% of the total market revenue throughout the analysis period.


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/25/2017 -- Nowadays, 3D scanning technology is gaining increased adoption in different industry verticals due to its improved efficiency, and faster and accurate results. Among different types of scanners, the laser scanners are widely adopted due to their easy portability and low price range. Thus, the industry players are keenly focusing on developing technologically advanced lighter laser scanners for indoor and outdoor applications. For instance, the leading industry player, FARO Technologies, Inc. has recently introduced Freestyle X Handheld Laser Scanner for short range applications in civil and architecture sector

The 3D scanning market emphasizes on various types, corresponding applications, and available varieties in terms of operating ranges & services. The report covers study of 3D scanner types namely optical scanner, laser scanner, and structured light scanners. This report also discusses various scanner varieties based on operating range. The prices of certain 3D scanners are also covered in order to present comparative analysis. The market size considered in the report is the revenue earned by companies by selling 3D scanners.

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Based on services, the market is categorized into reverse engineering, quality inspection, rapid prototyping, and face/body scanning. From applications perspectives, the report analyzes the market according to domain of usage; for example, building insulations. In recent future, the technology is expected to pick up pace due to series of innovative efforts and entry of various stakeholders from developing countries. The report elaborates the competitive advantages of 3D scanning over conventional alternatives.

Globally, the 3D scanning market is segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA (Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa). North America and Europe held a significant share in the global market in 2014 on account of heavy applications in industrial manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Key players profiled in the report include Faro Technologies, Inc., Creaform Inc., Direct Dimensions Inc., GOM mbH, Konica Minolta, Inc., 3D Digital Corporation, Autodesk Inc., 3D Systems, Inc., ShapeGrabber and Maptek Pty Ltd..

Key findings of 3D Scanning Market:

- 3D scanning market would exhibit a significant growth due to its high efficiency, and faster and accurate results in measurement and imaging applications in different sectors such as industrial manufacturing to healthcare

- Asia-Pacific and LAMEA regions would exhibit potential market opportunities

- Reverse engineering services constituted the largest market with nearly one-third share in 2014

- Medical & healthcare sector would exhibit the fastest CAGR with increasing application for patient diagnosis in the hospitals

- Laser scanner segment would continue to maintain the leading position throughout the forecast period

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