The global surface vision and inspection market reached a value of US$ 3.2 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 5.8 Billion by 2027, exhibiting at a CAGR of 10.26% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Surface vision and inspection refers to a non-destructive method of examining topographical details and locating suspected defects on the surface of an article during the production cycle. It relies on specialized cameras, lights systems, and various equipment for the accurate detection of defects automatically. At present, it is widely employed in different end use industries across the globe to ensure that manufactured products meet the expected visual characteristics. For instance, it is used in the automotive industry to analyze the wearing, proper finishing, roughness, and texture of unsold vehicles.

Surface Vision and Inspection Market Trends:
A consumer’s perception about the quality of a product depends significantly on the appearance and texture of its surface. This represents one of the key factors positively influencing the application of surface vision and inspection tools in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. It can also be attributed to the increasing awareness among individuals about the quality assurance of food items. Moreover, human visual inspection is the most widely used method in aircraft surface inspection. With the mandatory guidelines implemented by aircraft operators and regulatory authorities of various countries to ensure aircraft structural integrity, the demand for modern surface vision and inspection practices is escalating worldwide. These practices involve the usage of a reconfigurable robot with an enhanced deep learning algorithm to inspect the aircraft safely, quickly, and accurately. Apart from this, surface vision and inspection tools are employed in the healthcare industry to examine medical equipment like stethoscopes, heart monitors, computerized tomography (CT) scanners, and ultrasound machines. This, in confluence with the growing prevalence of acute and chronic diseases and easy access to medical facilities, is anticipated to impel the market growth.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global surface vision and inspection market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on component type, deployment, system type, surface and vertical.

Breakup by Component type:

Lighting Equipment
Frame Grabber

Breakup by Deployment:

Traditional Surface Inspection Systems
Robotic Cells

Breakup by System Type:

Breakup by Surface:


Breakup by Vertical:

Electronics and Electricals
Food and Beverages
Postal and Logistics

Breakup by Region:

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

Competitive Landscape:
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Ametek Inc., Cognex Corporation, Datalogic S.p.A., Industrial Vision Systems Ltd, Keyence Corporation, Matrox Electronic Systems, Omron Corporation, Qualitas Technologies Pvt Ltd, QVision Systems LLP, Shelton Machines Limited, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and Vitronic. Key Questions Answered in This Report:
How has the global surface vision and inspection market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global surface vision and inspection market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the component type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the deployment?
What is the breakup of the market based on the system type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the surface?
What is the breakup of the market based on the vertical?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global surface vision and inspection market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?