Global 3D Metrology Systems Market 2016-2020
About 3D Metrology
The science of calibrating and utilizing physical measurement systems or devices to measure the physical size of an object or measure the distance from any given object is called dimensional metrology. Dimensional metrology involves the use of a range of physical scales in order to determine the geometric features of an object. The most accurate of these physical scales are holographic etalons or laser interferometers. The prime motto of dimensional metrologists is to examine and realize the dimensions of objects by utilizing the accurate scale technologies. The 3D metrology is a dimensional analysis method that is used to measure any given object and aids in acquiring all the possible surface points of the given object, which includes the hidden points (like non-accessible undercuts) as well. 3D metrology is primarily used in the quality control process for ensuring the accuracy of the manufactured products.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 3D metrology systems market to grow at a CAGR of 7.31% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 3D metrology systems market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report covers the revenue generated from the sales of CMMs, ODSs, and VMMs worldwide.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 3D Metrology Systems Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 3D metrology systems market: Carl Zeiss AG, Faro Technologies Inc., Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon AB), and Mitutoyo Corp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said that availability of shop-floor CMMs is one of the trends spurring growth for the market. Earlier, for inspecting or measuring a part or a component using CMMs, the component or part had to be transferred to a temperature-controlled cleanroom, as the accuracy of measurement is not significant when CMMs are used in a thermally unstable environment. As a result, metrology vendors are focusing on moving measurement systems in close proximity to the production line, which led to the advent of shop floor CMMs. Inline CMMs are integrated with an automated production line, whereas semi-inline CMMs are placed next to the production line. The shop-floor CMMs are classified into inline and semi-inline CMMs. Inline CMMs are used for high-speed inspection of manufactured products. In semi-inline CMMs, the manufactured product is placed on the CMM for measuring.
According to the report, increased demand from automotive industry is a key driver aiding to the growth of this market. Financial services are one of the most data-intensive industries. CMMs are used for measuring the dimension, angle, profile, and depth of different objects ranging from small components to large components such as piston rings, brake discs, and automobile panels. The need for measuring such components has contributed significantly to the growth of the market. Automotive manufacturing is a highly competitive market. Automotive manufacturers are focusing on two major aspects such as quality control and inspection in their manufacturing process, and 3D metrology is one such technology that enables the manufacturers to achieve accuracy in producing manufacturing parts or components. Laser tracker equipment is used widely in the automotive sector owing to its high accuracy and large volume measurements. Some of the major metrology applications in the automotive industry include alignment, profiling, dimensional measurement, and control.
Further, the report states that low penetration of ODSs is challenge the market is facing. The CMM technology was the dominant segment in the metrology market in 2015. However, 3D laser scanners, white-light scanners, and laser trackers will gain traction in the ODS segment during the forecast period. ODSs use non-contact dimensional metrology techniques that are used for a number of applications such as coordinate digitizing, reverse engineering, and part/component inspection in manufacturing industries. The growing demand for new and advanced measuring technology has led to an increase in the demand for ODSs, as they exhibit faster and high-precision results compared to CMMs. However, ODS adoption is expensive compared to CMM, which is the prime reason for its low penetration in the market.
Carl Zeiss AG, Faro Technologies Inc., Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon AB), Mitutoyo Corp.
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