The global 3D metrology market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. 3D metrology refers to the technological system of measuring distance, length, height and point of a 3D object. It is primarily used to reverse engineer and analyze defects in different materials and objects. It includes various hardware and software tools, such as a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), optical digitizer and scanner (ODS), video measuring machine (VMM) and 3D automated optical inspection (AoI) system. These systems convert 2D architectural models into images and videos for improved design, manufacturing processes and production workflows. This aids in quality control, inspection, reverse engineering and virtual simulation of the products and finds extensive applications across several industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, architecture, medical, energy and power.

The growing automotive industry across the globe is one of the key factors driving the market. There is widespread adoption of optical 3D metrology and 3D testing for capturing detailed information and running full-field evaluations. It involves inspection, measurement and quality checks of various tools, castings, plastic and sheet metal parts in assemblies and vehicle bodies. Furthermore, significant growth in the aviation industry is also providing a boost to the market growth. 3D metrology is widely used for scanning and inspecting intricate components and recreating the scanned parts digitally. It is also utilized for various other applications, including corrosion inspection, hail damage depth, fixture measurement, part archival and tooling measurement. Other factors, including rapid urbanization, the growing need for industrial automation and extensive research and development (R&D) activities to develop 3D metrology technologies for modeling and analysis with enhanced precision and quality control, are projected to drive the market further. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global 3D metrology market to grow at a CAGR of around 8% during 2021-2026.

Breakup by Offering:


Breakup by Product:

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
Optical Digitizer & Scanner (ODS)
Video Measuring Machine (VMM)
3D Automated Optical Inspection System (AoI)
Form Measurement

Breakup by Application:

Quality Control & Inspection
Reverse Engineering
Virtual Simulation

Breakup by End-Use Industry:

Aerospace & Defense
Architecture & Construction
Energy & Power
Heavy Industry

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Asia Pacific
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being 3d Digital Corporation, Automated Precision Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, Creaform Inc., Faro Technologies, GOM, Hexagon, Jenoptik AG, KLA-Tencor, Mitutoyo Corporation, Nikon Metrology, Perceptron Inc., Renishaw PLC, etc.

Key questions answered in this report:

How has the global 3D metrology market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
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What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global 3D metrology market?
What is the breakup of the market based on the offering?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end-use industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the market?
What is the structure of the global 3D metrology market and who are the key players?
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