“3D Scanner Market (By Type- Short Range 3D Scanner, Laser Based 3D Scanner, Projected or Structured Light 3D Scanner, Medium and Long Range 3D Scanner. By Application- Virtual Simulation, Reverse Engineering, Quality Control and Inspection, and others. By Product – Portable CMM Based, Desktop, Tripod Mounted, Fixed CMM Based. By End User – Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Tunnel & mining, Healthcare, Architecture & Construction, and Energy & Power.) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2016 – 2025”, in terms of revenue, the 3D scanner market was valued at US$ 3.07 Billion in 2016, and is expected to reach US$ 5.84 Billion by 2025, expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2017 to 2025.
A 3D scanner or a three-dimensional scanner is a device which examines a real world object to gather data on its appearance and shape which is further used to create digital 3D models. A three dimensional scanner is used to construct 3D animation and special effects. 3D scanners are like intense cameras but instead of generating videos or photographs, 3D scanners create 3D rendering which means automatically transforming 3D wire frame models into 2D images. 3D scanners are mainly used in large industries as they serve variety of purposes like creating product parts by manufacturers. 3D scanners use X-ray or laser light to measure the tangible objects. Three dimensional scanner or 3D scanner can be also named as white light scanner, industrial CT, 3D digitizers, laser scanners and others. The application of 3D scanning technology assist in saving time, and material and is mainly used in manufacturing cycles. Production cost is low due to improved fitting parts and enhanced product quality by use of three dimensional scanning technologies. Rapid growth of manufacturing sectors in various regions is expected to fuel the growth of 3D scanner market during the projection period of 2017-2025.