In 2021 3D scanning market was worth 7.4 billion USD and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.2% during 2022-2028, reaching global market volume of about 10-13 billion USD by 2028. With financial statistics being so reassuring, we’ll try to foresee 3D-scanning trends and touch upon the main drivers of the market. But before we get to forecasting, let’s discuss what benefits 3D scanners have brought to industries in general?
Increased productivity. 3D scanning technologies enhance the workflow and save time in many fields: product design, prototyping, testing and development. For example, the International Journal of Cognitive Computing in Engineering in the article “Exploring the potential of 3D scanning in Industry 4.0: An overview” states, that in some cases the design cycle costs can be reduced by 75%. 3D scanners also help measure complex objects at higher speed and precision.
Reduction of labor costs. 3D scanners speed up and simplify many tasks, which required a group of professionals before. They can significantly shorten production chains and reduce the number of people involved in the production of goods or services.
Increased quality. With the implementation of 3D scanners into process chains, it became possible to obtain higher quality of products and services. 3D-scanners can quickly digitize an object with complicated geometrical shapes; they also help produce more accurate and faster measurements so that professionals can spend their working time on more complex and high-priority tasks.
3D scanning market is expected to be heavily influenced by growing competition and emerging trends.