North America 3D Scanners Market Size, By Offering (Hardware & Software and Aftermarket services) By Type (Optical scanners, Laser scanner, Structured light scanners), By Range (Short range scanner, Medium range scanner, Long range scanner), By End-User (Automotive, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Architecture & Construction, Energy & Power, Tunnel & Mining, Artifacts & Heritage Preservation, Others), and By Region (U.S., Canada); Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016-26

July 2020
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North America 3D Scanners Market Forecast and Trends

The North America 3D Scanners market stood at USD 443.4 million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 1382.1 million by 2025 with a significant CAGR of 18.5% during the forecast Period 2019-2025. North America has an enormous market potential for high-end applications as they have been at the forefront of adopting the latest 3D scanning techniques to improve the quality and productivity of goods across different industries.

3D scanning technology has seen significant commercial adoption. Some of the significant factors driving the growth of the 3D scanner market are rapid technological advances, growing application of 3D scanners in new market segments, and increasing acceptance of 3D scanners to enhance product quality and minimize manufacturing time. Technological advances in the information and communication technology (ICT) field and the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to fuel the growth of the 3d Scanner Market in North America. Technology & hardware vendors are increasingly focusing on improving workflows and ease of use; this propels 3D scanner sales. In addition, the versatility of the technology to be tailored to meet professional needs in different industries has made it widely popular across major end-user industries. 3D Scanning technology has gained popularity in various industries, such as safety, engineering, entertainment, construction, and automobiles.

North America 3D Scanners Market Overview:

3D scanners are the device that uses light, laser, or X-ray to measure the real things and create dense point clouds or polygon meshes. 3D scanners help in saving time, prices, and energy during a manufacturing process and thus increases performance efficiency. They are often known as 3D digitizers, white light scanners, laser scanners, LIDAR scanners, advanced CT scanners, and more. Numerous distinct 3D scanning methods exist based on different imaging concepts. While some systems are suitable for short-range scanning, others for long-range or mid-range scanning are better. The price of a standard production design process can be decreased by 75% by using 3D scanning. 3D scanning provides many advantages such as fast capture of all physical object measurements, time-saving design work, and a guarantee of accurate measurement parts that cause the market for 3D scanners. Nowadays, 3D scanners have emerged as powerful aerospace & defense tools, automotive, entertainment & media, building, healthcare, and several other sectors.

Growth drivers 

The growing technology

The continuous growth of technology is one of the major factors that fueling demand across the region. Incipient trends, such as Mixed Reality (MR), the Internet of Things (IoT), and the increasing combination of wearable devices in automotive manufacturing and aerospace design, are expected to drive the market. Increasing numbers of specialized wearable devices, augmented by portable and sophisticated 3D scanners, may theoretically make the human-techno interaction more immersive, practical, and adjunct to manufacturing processes.

Growth in widely available applications

The growth in widely available application of 3D scanners is fueling the market growth. The 3D scanning market is estimated to see significant growth due to increasing eminence in various industry segments, including dimensional mechanical inspection, high-quality archaeology, aerospace, and defense.


Effective alternatives for 3D scanning are available

3D scanners have applications in a vast range of sectors, which include manufacturing, architecture and construction, and healthcare. There are cost-effective alternatives to 3D scanning in these industries. Various cost-effective alternatives for the architecture & construction and geospatial industries, such as manual measurement, electronic distance measurement (EDM), and satellite systems, are available on the market. Although 3D scanners offer fast and highly accurate 3D scanning, the availability of cost-effective alternatives restricts the growth of the 3D scanner market.

North America 3D Scanners Market: Type

Based on type, the 3D Scanners market segmented into Optical scanners, Laser scanner, Structured light scanners. Optical Scanner dominates the North America 3D Scanner market owing to rising demand in reading customized response forms, creating automated data fields, and recording fingerprints. With delicate precision, the handheld laser scanners or highly accurate optical scanners help document the details of an artifact. This documentation is useful while maintaining an object's reference. It also helps to identify any sculpture or structure deformations or injuries.

Laser Scanner contributes considerably in the North America 3D Scanner market owing to the high degree of accuracy and real-time visualization offered by the scanners. Moreover, the data collected through 3D laser scanning is used by software to generate 3D models, which can be applied in various applications such as quality control & inspection, virtual simulation, and reverse engineering.

Structured Light Scanner market will influence by its features like efficient at capturing measurements with great accuracy, capture a large area of the object at once, capture to post-processing can be set up to be fully automated which are used in forensic science, face scanning and healthcare industry for Skin surface measurement for cosmetics and medicine.

3D Scanners Market: Competitive Landscape

The major market players in the 3D Scanners are Creaform USA Inc., Hexagon AB, Exact Metrology Inc., 3D Digital Corp., ARTEC 3D, HP Inc., 3D Systems Inc., Trimble Navigation Ltd., Basis Software Inc., Faro Technologies Inc., and Other Prominent Players are expanding their presence in the market by implementing various innovations and technology.

Recent Developments:

Ø  In April 2019, Creaform has launched a third-generation Go scanning solution! Solution of SCAN. Go! The Go! Scan SPARK is a portable 3D scanner designed for professional development of products.

Ø  In June 2018, Hexagon AB launched Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and highly accurate creation of 3D models in the field. According to the company, it is the world's first 3D laser scanner with automatic in-field pre-registration.

The objective of the Study:

Ø  To analyze and forecast the North America 3D Scanners market size of the market, in terms of value.

Ø  To examine the careful market segmentation and forecast the market size, in terms value, based on the region by segmenting the North America 3D Scanners market into two regions, namely, US and Canada.

Ø  To outline, categorized and forecast the North America 3D Scanners market based on the offering, type, range, end-user, and region.

Ø  To examine competitive developments like technological advancement, services, and regulative framework within the North America 3D Scanners Market.

Ø  To highlight the impact analysis of the factors, affecting the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges.

Ø  To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares along with detailing the competitive landscape for market leaders.

Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical data – 2015-2018

Base Year – 2018

Forecast – 2019-2025

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million/Billion

Market Coverage

U.S, Canada

Product/Service Segmentation

By Type, By Range, By End-User and Region

Key Players

Creaform USA Inc., Hexagon AB, Exact Metrology Inc., 3D Digital Corp., ARTEC 3D, HP Inc., 3D Systems Inc., Trimble Navigation Ltd., Basis Software Inc., Faro Technologies Inc., and Other Prominent Players

By Type

Ø  Optical scanners

Ø  Laser scanner

Ø  Structured light scanners

By Range

Ø  Short range scanner

Ø  Medium range scanner

Ø  Long range scanner

By Application

Ø  Automotive

Ø  Healthcare

Ø  Aerospace & Defense

Ø  Architecture & Construction

Ø  Energy & Power

Ø  Tunnel & Mining

Ø  Artifacts & Heritage Preservation

Ø  Others

By Region

Ø  U.S.

Ø  Canada



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