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3-D Scanning: Technologies and Global Markets

3-D Scanning: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for three-dimensional (3-D) scanning totaled $5.1 billion in 2014 and nearly $5.9 billion in 2015. This market should total nearly $13.3 billion in 2020, rising at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.7% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:
An overview of the global markets and technologies for three-dimensional scanning
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020
Specific information on various 3-D technologies such as structured light modulation, laser triangulation, and conoscopic holography
A detailed patent analysis, especially pertaining to picoprojector developments
Details pertaining to the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers and inhibitors
Analysis of the opportunities for both current industry participants and new entrants
Profiles of major players in the industry


SCOPE AND FORMAT OF THE REPORT

This BCC Research study was conducted with a global focus on 3-D scanning devices, services and applications. The market analyses herein thus also form a global perspective on the present and future state of the 3-D scanning market. All monetary values in the tables are in 2015 U.S. dollars.

To fully understand the market opportunity for 3-D scanning technologies in the various market applications, the report is first segmented based on the following technologies:
Laser triangulation.
Structured light.
Conoscopic holography.

Additionally, each technology and market application segment is geographically segmented into the following regions:
North America.
Europe.
Asia-Pacific.

For each respective geographical region, the report analyzes key market traits, market drivers and industry-specific attributes to effectively understand the market opportunity for 3-D scanning technologies used in targeted application segments, including:
QC and automated inspection (by region).
Reverse engineering (by region).
Asset generation (by region).
Body scanning (by region).

The report is intended to provide business planners and managers with an improved understanding of the various directions in which this specific market and technology are developing. Through this lens, we examine the opportunities that will be created from both technological development and expanded awareness, as well as the realization of 3-D scanning’s capabilities for a variety of verticals.

The report includes the following major elements:
Executive summary.
In-depth analyses of the key 3-D scanning technologies, as well as an overview of the relevant aspects of important competing and complementary technologies.
Information about recent technical developments and patents for laser triangulation, structured light, conoscopic holography and other 3-D scanning technologies.
Current and potential applications for 3-D scanning devices and services.
Key patent and patent application analyses.
Global market sizing, trends and projections in the market for 3-D scanning technologies by technology, application segment and geographical region, from 2014 through 2020.
Technology vendor and industry player profiles, including both device manufacturers and related service providers in the 3-D scanning market.
Analysis of the opportunities for both current industry participants and new market entrants.

Overall, the report focuses on the near-field scanning market, excluding systems designed for the scanning of objects more than a few meters in extent or distance from the scanner. This distinction is based on the deeply interconnected relations in technology and applications that bind the near-field technologies together to form a cohesive and well-defined market. From this follows the relatively light attention given to time-of-flight scanning as a technology. Certain applications of time-of-flight scanning infringe on the edges of the 3-D art sector, but for a very limited set of applications that are very distinct and governed by different market forces than those examined in detail in this report. BCC Research feels that the qualitative and quantitative judgments contained in this report represent a valuable contribution to understanding the 3-D scanning market.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
RATIONALE FOR CONDUCTING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
INFORMATION SOURCES
SCOPE AND FORMAT OF THE REPORT
METHODOLOGY
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR 3-D SCANNING BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR 3-D SCANNING BY TECHNOLOGY, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
IMPORTANCE OF THE INDUSTRY
TECHNOLOGIES OF 3-D SCANNING
TECHNOLOGY LIFE CYCLE
PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
MARKET FORCES
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
CHAPTER 4 LEGAL AND REGULATORY FACTORS
REGULATIONS
TABLE 1 SAMPLE OF REGULATORY AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS
DISCLAIMER
LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES
TABLE 2 SAMPLE OF LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED) GUIDELINES
LASERS
TABLE 3 LASER CATEGORIES
TABLE 4 SAMPLE OF LASER REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 5 PATENT ANALYSIS
TECHNOLOGY-FOCUSED 3-D SCANNING PATENTS
TABLE 5 TRENDS OF 3-D SCANNING PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 1 TRENDS FOR 3-D SCANNING PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY, 2005-2015 (%)
TABLE 6 SAMPLE OF ASSIGNEES OF ONE OR MORE PATENTS FOR 3-D SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, 2005-2015 (NUMBER/%)
SAMPLE 3-D SCANNING PATENT ABSTRACTS
Device for Optically Scanning and Measuring an Environment
Abstract
Hybrid-Type Bioptical Laser Scanning and Digital Imaging System
Supporting Automatic Object Motion Detection at the Edges of a 3-D Scanning Volume
Abstract
Automated 3-D Modeling of Shoe Parts
Abstract
System and Apparatus for Haptically Enabled Three-Dimensional
Scanning
Abstract
Method and Device for Machining Workpieces
Abstract
Method and Apparatus for Using Gestures to Control a Laser Tracker
Abstract
Method for Fixed Rotation and Rotation Independent Image Correlation
Abstract
Surface Analysis for Detecting Closed Holes, and Device
Abstract
Intra-Oral Three-dimensional Imaging System
Abstract
System and Method for 3-D Imaging Using Structured Light Illumination
Abstract
Auto-Referenced Sensing Device for Three- dimensional Scanning
Abstract
Intraoral Imaging System and Method Based on Conoscopic Holography
Abstract
Commercial Shape Search Engine
Abstract
Applications With Integrated Capture
Abstract
Projector for an Arrangement for Three-dimensional Optical
Measurement of Objects
Abstract
Laser Projection System, Intelligent Data Correction System and Method
Abstract
Apparatus and Methods for Scanning Conoscopic Holography
Measurements
Abstract
TECHNOLOGY-FOCUSED 3-D SCANNING PATENT APPLICATIONS
TABLE 7 PATENT APPLICATION TRENDS FOR 3-D SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2012-2015* (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 2 PATENT APPLICATION TRENDS FOR 3-D SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2012-2015 (%)
SAMPLE 3-D SCANNING PATENT APPLICATION ABSTRACTS
3-D Scanning-Printing Device
Abstract
3-D Laser Tracer and Methods of Tracing in 3-D
Abstract
Mapping for Three Dimensional Surfaces
Abstract
Compact 3-D Depth Capture Systems
Abstract
Footwear Digitization System and Method
Abstract
Method and Apparatus for Obtaining 3-D Image
Abstract
Mobile Mapping System for Road Inventory
Abstract
3-D Scanner Using Structured Lighting
Abstract
APPLICATION-SPECIFIC 3-D SCANNING PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS
TABLE 8 PATENT AND PATENT APPLICATION TRENDS FOR 3-D SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES BY APPLICATION CATEGORY, 2005-2015 (NUMBER/%)
FIGURE 3 PATENT AND PATENT APPLICATION TRENDS FOR 3-D SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES BY APPLICATION CATEGORY, 2005-2015 (%)
SAMPLE 3-D SCANNING PATENT ABSTRACTS
Three-Dimensional Profilometer
Abstract
Biometric Identification, Authentication and Verification Using
Near-Infrared Structured Illumination Combined With 3-D
Imaging of the Human Ear
Abstract
Method and Apparatus for Deforming Shape of Three-dimensional
Human Body Model
Abstract
Method and Apparatus for Deforming Shape of Three-dimensional
Human Body Model
Abstract
Mask Fitting System and Method
Abstract
Multi-Modality Inspection Method with Data Validation and Data Fusion
Abstract
3-D Photogrammetry Using Projected Patterns
Abstract
Method and an Apparatus for Simultaneous 2-D and 3-D Optical
Inspection and Acquisition of Optical Inspection Data of an Object
Abstract
Production and Visualization of Garments
Abstract
APPLICATION-SPECIFIC 3-D SCANNING PATENT APPLICATIONS
SAMPLE 3-D SCANNING PATENT APPLICATION ABSTRACTS
3-D Optical Metrology of Internal Surfaces
Abstract
Metrology Instrument System and Method of Operating
Abstract
Method for Providing a Three-Dimensional Body Model
Abstract
Co-Located Scanning, Printing and/or Machining Devices for Medical
Constructs
Abstract
Estimating Physical Parameters Using Three Dimensional
Representations
Abstract
Portable Optical Metrology Inspection Station and Method of Operation
Abstract
Intensity and Color Display for a Three-dimensional Metrology System
Abstract
Systems and Methods for Applying a 3-D Scan of a Physical Target Object
to a Virtual Environment
Abstract
CHAPTER 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
LASER SCANNING
FIVE FORCES
New Entrants
Competitive Rivalry
Customers
Suppliers
Substitute Technologies
KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
FARO Technologies
Carl Zeiss Optotechnik/Steinbichler
Kreon
NextEngine
Creaform/AMETEK
Konica Minolta
STRUCTURED LIGHT
FIVE FORCES
New Entrants
Competitive Rivalry
Customers
Suppliers
Substitute Technologies
KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
GOM
Carl Zeiss Optotechnik/Steinbichler
AICON/Breuckmann
Hexagon Metrology
Creaform/AMETEK
CONOSCOPIC HOLOGRAPHY
FIVE FORCES
New Entrants
Competitive Rivalry
Customers
Suppliers
Substitute Technologies
KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Optimet
Coherix
SCANNING-AS-A-SERVICE
FIVE FORCES
New Entrants
Competitive Rivalry
Customers
Suppliers
Substitute Technologies
CHAPTER 7 3-D SCANNER TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKET
INTRODUCTION
ANATOMY OF A 3-D SCANNER
OVERALL MARKET
TABLE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING BY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING BY TECHNOLOGY, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
LASER TRIANGULATION
2014 SALES
TABLE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASER TRIANGULATION BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASER TRIANGULATION BY REGION, 2014 (%)
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASER TRIANGULATION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL MARKET FOR LASER TRIANGULATION BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MANUFACTURERS
FARO Technologies
Creaform/AMETEK
Kreon
Carl Zeiss Optotechnik/Steinbichler
NextEngine
Konica Minolta
TABLE 12 SPECIFICATIONS OF SELECTED LASER TRIANGULATION
SYSTEMS
STRUCTURED LIGHT
2014 SALES
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET FOR STRUCTURED LIGHT BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR STRUCTURED LIGHT BY REGION, 2014 (%)
DEVELOPMENT AND CURRENT RESEARCH
Projector Sliding
Two-Dimensional Gray Codes
Gradient Gray Codes and Frequency Modulation
Adaptive Algorithms
High-Speed Scanning
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR STRUCTURED LIGHT BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL MARKET FOR STRUCTURED LIGHT BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MANUFACTURERS
GOM
AICON /Breuckmann
Carl Zeiss Optotechnik/Steinbichler
Hexagon Metrology
Creaform/AMETEK
TABLE 15 SPECIFICATIONS OF ISOLATED CELL STRUCTURED LIGHT
SCANNERS
TABLE 16 SPECIFICATIONS OF SELECTED STRUCTURED LIGHT
SYSTEMS
CONOSCOPIC HOLOGRAPHY
2014 SALES
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CONOSCOPIC HOLOGRAPHY BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CONOSCOPIC HOLOGRAPHY BY REGION, 2014 (%)
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CONOSCOPIC HOLOGRAPHY BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CONOSCOPIC HOLOGRAPHY BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
MANUFACTURERS
Optimet
Coherix
TABLE 19 SPECIFICATIONS OF SELECTED HANDHELD CONOSCOPIC
HOLOGRAPHY SYSTEMS
TABLE 20 SPECIFICATIONS OF SELECTED BENCH-TOP CONOSCOPIC
HOLOGRAPHY SYSTEMS
TIME-OF-FLIGHT SCANNING
MANUFACTURERS
SOFTWARE
MANUFACTURERS
Geomagic
ReconstructMe (PROFACTOR)
DAVID Vision Systems GmbH
InnovMetric
LMI Technologies
XYZ RGB Inc. (Scannerkiller)
CHAPTER 8 3-D SCANNER APPLICATIONS AND GLOBAL MARKET
QUALITY CONTROL AND AUTOMATED INSPECTION
MARKET APPROACH
MARKET PERSPECTIVE
2014 Sales
TABLE 21 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR QUALITY CONTROL AND AUTOMATED INSPECTION BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR QUALITY CONTROL AND AUTOMATED INSPECTION, 2014 (%)
Global Market Forecast
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR QUALITY CONTROL AND AUTOMATED INSPECTION BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR QUALITY CONTROL AND AUTOMATED INSPECTION BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
REVERSE ENGINEERING
MARKET APPROACH
MARKET PERSPECTIVE
2014 Sales
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING BY REGION, 2014 (%)
Global Market Forecast
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
ART ASSET GENERATION
MARKET APPROACH
MARKET PERSPECTIVE
2014 Sales
TABLE 25 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR ART ASSET GENERATION BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR ART ASSET GENERATION BY REGION, 2014 (%)
Visual Effects
Video Games
Global Market Forecast
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR ART ASSET GENERATION BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR ART ASSET GENERATION BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
TABLE 27 SAMPLE OF CITIES WITH 3-D GRAPHICS CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES
BODY SCANNING
MARKET APPROACH
MARKET PERSPECTIVE
2014 Sales
TABLE 28 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR BODY SCANNING BY REGION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR BODY SCANNING BY REGION, 2014 (%)
Fashion
Healthcare
Entertainment
Global Market Forecast
TABLE 29 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR BODY SCANNING BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS FOR BODY SCANNING BY REGION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS
CULTURAL RESTORATION
FUTURE PURPOSES
SUMMARY TRENDS OF 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 31 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 20 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
EUROPEAN MARKET FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 32 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 21 EUROPEAN MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
APAC MARKET FORECAST BY APPLICATION
TABLE 33 APAC MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 22 APAC MARKET FOR 3-D SCANNING SYSTEMS BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY KEY TAKEWAYS
CHAPTER 9 3-D SCANNING TRENDS
HARDWARE TRENDS
PROJECTION
IMAGE ACQUISITION
WHITE-LIGHT VERSUS LASER SCANNING RESTRAINTS
SOFTWARE TRENDS
SUBSTITUTE TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATION AND MARKET SIZE TRENDS
MARKET SEGMENTATION TRENDS
THE IMPACT OF PUBLICITY
CHAPTER 10 COMPANY PROFILES
3-D-A-PORTER LTD.
3-DMD
3-DSCANCO
3SHAPE
3-D DIGITAL CORP.
4DDYNAMICS BVBA
ACCUREX MEASUREMENT INC.
AICON METROLOGY GMBH (BREUCKMANN)
AIO ROBOTICS
ARTEC 3-D
CAPTURE 3-D INC.
CARL ZEISS OPTOTECHNIK GMBH (STEINBICHLER)
COHERIX
CREAFORM (AMETEK)
DATA-PIXEL
DAVID VISION SYSTEMS GMBH
DIMENSIONAL PHOTONICS INTERNATIONAL (ORMCO)
DOTPRODUCT LLC
ENERGY3-D
F.L. WALZ, INC (LOAD SCANNER)
FARO TECHNOLOGIES
FUSIONGFX LIMITED
GASPARDO & ASSOCIATES INC. (COMSCAN)
GENEXTECH
GEOMAGIC (3-D SYSTEMS)
GESELLSCHAFT FÜR OPTISCHE MESSTECHNIK (GOM)
HEWLETT PACKARD INC.
HEXAGON METROLOGY
HUMAN SOLUTIONS GMBH
HYVISION SYSTEM INC.
INNOVMETRIC LOGICIELS INC.
INSPECK
KONICA MINOLTA
KREON TECHNOLOGIES
LASER DESIGN
LMI TECHNOLOGIES
MANNAN 3-D INNOVATIONS LLC (M3-DI)
MENSI
METRONIC SYSTEMS LLC (FORMERLY METRON SYSTEMS)
MICROSOFT CORP.
NEOMETRIX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
NEXTENGINE
NIKON METROLOGY
NVISION INC.
OPTIMET (OPTICAL METROLOGY LTD.)
QPL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
RANGEVISION CIS
RECONSTRUCTME (PROFACTOR)
SHAPEGRABBER (QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL)
SHINING 3-D
SMART OPTICS SENSORTECHNIK GMBH
SOLUTIONIX
TECHMED3-D
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY CORP.
TRIMBLE
VISION ROBOTICS CORP.
WICKS AND WILSON LTD.
XYZPRINTING
XYZ RGB INC.
ZMORPH SP Z O O

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