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Global Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market, Forecast to 2024

Global Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market, Forecast to 2024

Dimensional metrology equipment has evolved tremendously over the last decade with the advancement in manufacturing capabilities. The highest market growth for dimensional metrology equipment is associated with the rising demand, from the end user, to minimize errors in the manufacturing life cycle of a product and improve the product quality to stay competitive. In addition, end-users such as automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturing are accuracy-centric verticals and have stringent quality norms, because even a minor defect will lead to fatal errors. The different categories within the dimensional metrology equipment market are Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), Optical Digitizers & Scanners (ODS), Vision Measuring Machines (VMM), Form Measuring Machines (FMM), Measurement Gages (MG) and Calipers & Micrometers (C&M).

Research Scope
This study discusses the opportunities and the evolution of dimensional metrology devices and their impact across various industry verticals until 2024. It analyzes recent market and technology trends, the significant proliferation of dimensional metrology devices, and their future. Growing interest in industrial automation and enhanced quality inspection are driving the adoption of dimensional metrology devices. The study also provides a regional and competitive analysis of the global dimensional metrology market across different product segments. In addition, key macroeconomic trends and their likely impact on the market are highlighted.

Key Issues Addressed
Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
What are the key trends and how does it impact this market?
How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market ripe for acquisitions?
Do the products/services offered today meet customer needs or is additional development needed?
Are the vendors in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level?

Key Conclusion
The CMM and C&M are the traditional metrology equipment which is used across various industry verticals for quality inspection. The C&M is a mature market and the product cost is very low compared to other metrology equipment, thus the number of units sold in these product segments are higher, leading to high revenue generation. Metrology equipment, such as bridge type CMM, VMM, FMM and MG, are experiencing moderate growth over the forecast period. However, technology advancements and portability of articulated arms, handheld scanners, optical digitizers and scanners are poised to have the highest market growth potential in the future, disrupting the traditional metrology equipment market growth. In addition, these systems have tremendous opportunities for in-line metrology applications, which boosts future demand.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Segment
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Segment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Segment
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Segment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Segment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Global Hot Spots
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Top 3 Key Industry Participants
    • Competition Forecast
    • Competitive Environment
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Transformation in the Dimensional Metrology Device Ecosystem-2017
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Inline Metrology
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Portable Metrology Solutions
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Robotic Guidance
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Mega Trend Impact on the Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market
    • Inline Metrology Adoption in the Future
    • Inline Metrology Competitive Positioning by Technology
    • Handheld 3D Optical Scanners vs. Fixed and Portable 3D Optical Scanners
    • Automotive Industry Demand for Smart Handheld Metrology Devices
    • Wireless Connectivity, Accuracy, and Portability in Demand
    • Metrology Software-Product Life Cycle Analysis
    • Metrology Service 2.0
    • The Boom in Electric Vehicle Investments-Future Trends in the Automotive Sector
    • Enterprise-level Integration
  • Impact of IIoT, Big Data, Cloud and Connectivity Technologies in Dimensional Metrology Equipment Market
    • IIoT-Emerging Themes in the Industrial Environment
    • Evolution of Smart Industrial Machines in Manufacturing
    • Future of Manufacturing-The Shift Toward Intelligent Manufacturing
    • iManufacturing-ICT-Enabled Intelligent Manufacturing
    • IIoT in Automotive Manufacturing-Virtual & Digital Factories
    • Future of Automotive Manufacturing-Growth Potential for Dimensional Metrology
    • Robot Penetration in Automotive Applications
    • IIoT in Aerospace Manufacturing
    • Future of Aerospace Manufacturing-Growth Potential for Dimensional Metrology
    • IIoT in Electronics and Medical Device Manufacturing
    • Future of Electronics and Medical Manufacturing- Growth Potential for Dimensional Metrology
    • Big Data Solution for Manufacturing and Impact on Dimensional Metrology
    • Cloud Computing Models in Manufacturing
    • Manufacturing Cloud System in Factory Automation
    • Expanding Robot Functionality Through Cloud- Leveraging Dimensional Metrology
    • Roadmap for Cloud Adoption in Dimensional Metrology
    • Big Data, the Cloud, Industrial Robots and Dimensional Metrology
    • Collaborative Robots (Cobots)-Development of Hybrid Manufacturing
    • Collaborative Robots-The Game Changer for Dimensional Metrology in Automotive Manufacturing
    • Collaborative Robots (Cobots)-Opportunities for Robotic Guidance
    • Evolution of Business Models
    • New IIoT-driven Business Models in Dimensional Metrology
    • IIoT Driven Business Model-Value Snapshot for Customers & Shareholders
  • CMM Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table CMM Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table CMM Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table CMM Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table CMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Sub segment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Subsegment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table CMM Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table CMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table CMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table CMM Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • ODS Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table ODS Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table ODS Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table ODS Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Sub segment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table ODS Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Subsegment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table ODS Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table ODS Segment: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table ODS Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table ODS Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • VMM Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table VMM Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table VMM Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table VMM Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table VMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Subsegment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table VMM Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table VMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table VMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table VMM Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • FMM Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table FMM Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table FMM Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table FMM Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table FMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Subsegment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table FMM Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table FMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table FMM Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table FMM Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • MG Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table MG Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table MG Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table MG Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table MG Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Subsegment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table MG Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table MG Segment: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table MG Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table MG Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • C&M Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
      • Table Important Segment Characteristics
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table C&M Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table C&M Segment: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table C&M Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment
      • Table C&M Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Subsegment, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Subsegment
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table C&M Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table C&M Segment: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table C&M Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2015-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table C&M Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-5 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Other Participants

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