3D Scanner Market

3D Scanner Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

3D Scanner Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Entertainment & Media, Aerospace & Defence, Healthcare, Civil & Architecture, Industrial Manufacturing, Others), By Type (Optical Scanners, Laser Scanner, Structured Light Scanners), By Range (Short Range, Medium Range, Long Range), By Services (Reverse Engineering, Quality Inspection, Rapid Prototyping, Face /Body Scanning) Based On Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

Report ID : BMRC 1811
Number of pages : 300
Published Date : Nov 2022
Category : Technology And Media
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Global 3D Scanner Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis to 2022-2028, Increasing number of stringent quality process standards for all product-based industries, rising number of online study based modules and reduction in cost of electronic components due to ongoing research and development in the electronic industry are driving factors the growth of GLOBAL 3D Scanner MARKET.

The 3D Scanner Market was valued at USD 966.1 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 1618.5 Million by 2028 with a CAGR of 7.81% over the forecast period. 

Scope of Global 3D Scanner Market Report:

3D scanners are is an electronic component that translates a physical object into its exact digital form. It is similar to a conventional 2D scanner which converts any information present on paper to its digital form. The major difference between a 3D scanner and a 2D scanner is that there is no contact between the object and the 3D scanner elements, whereas in a 2D scanner the paper which is to be reflected in its digital format needs to be in contact with the scanner elements. Laser or optical technology is used to detect and replicate the actual object. Movable lasers probe direct laser beams around the object surface and sensor cameras detect any change in the laser projection in X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis.

In this way, more than a million data points are collected and provided to software that uses algorithms like computer vision to map these data points into their physical representation and store this digital copy in a CAD (Color map derivation) format, in a computer-based system. This CAD format eliminates any errors made by the laser technology to map the physical object. Applications of 3D Scanners are vastly varied. Some of the main applications of 3D scanners are robotic mapping, industrial design, orthotics and prosthetics, reverse engineering and prototyping, quality control/inspection, and the digitization of cultural artifacts. Even though 3D scanner was officially invented in 1960 the presence of the 3D scanner can be seen from the 18th century. François Willème, a French artist, who was born in the year 1830 invented photo sculptures that are similar to a 3D printer technology.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a bane for many businesses but a boon for the 3D scanner market. Around 1.2 billion people have shifted to online education mode from the conventional offline classes. The transfer of education institutes from offline mode to online mode due to social distancing norms has created a need for digital object representations for teaching purposes. This gives a huge boost to the 3D printers and scanners market.

Global 3D Scanner Market Segmentation:

The Global 3D Scanner Market is segmented on the basis of application, the technology used and range, and region & country level. Based on application, the 3D scanner market is divided into healthcare, architecture, manufacturing, engineering, etc. Based on the technology used, the 3D scanner market can be divided into optical technology and laser technology. Based on range, the global 3D Scanner market is divided into short-range, medium-range, and long-range.

By Application:

  • Entertainment & Media
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Healthcare
  • Civil & Architecture
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Others

By Type:

  • Optical Scanners
  • Laser Scanner
  • Structured Light Scanners

By Range:

  • Short Range
  • Medium Range
  • Long Range

By Services:

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Quality Inspection
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Face /Body Scanning

The regions covered in the global 3D Scanner market report are North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. On the basis of country level, the market of global 3D Scanner is subdivided into U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, U.K., France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and India.

3D Scanner Companies:

Some of the key players for the global 3D Scanner market are:

  • Faro Technologies, Inc.
  • Creaform, Inc.
  • Direct Dimensions, Inc.
  • Trimble, Inc.
  • Nikon Corp.
  • Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • 3D Digital Corporation
    CyberOptics Corp.
  • 3D Systems, Inc.
  • ShapeGrabber
  • Jenoptik
  • others

News: API Launched Its New ISCAN3D 3S Scanner

On October 21st, 2021; Automated Precision Inc (API), a US-based manufacturer of laser metrology devices, has launched a new version of its iSCAN3D 3D scanner. The third-generation hand-held device comes complete with several upgrades that improve performance and usability, including new laser optics and blue crossed laser lines for rapid metrology-grade 3D scanning. Designed for portability on the shop floor, the iSCAN3D is intended for applications such as prototype inspection, reverse engineering, large body assemblies, flush and gap, mold and die cavities, surface contours, and fixture inspection.

Global 3D Scanner Market Global Dynamics:

The main factor which has caused uproar in the 3D Scanner market is rigid quality procedures in all manufacturing industries in the recent decade. Due to increased competition in all brackets of product-based industries have to lead to rigorous quality checks of products as defective products can cause a lot of bad publicity. For instance; ISO 9001 is an abbreviation of International Organization for Standardization that has released a set of protocols in 2015 which provide quality standards that must be abided by all product-based organizations irrespective of their business revenue. Failing to follow these protocols in ISO audits can lead to confiscation of business license.

3D printers provide an inexpensive and time-saving way of the quality check as the products can be scanned and compared with a standard product to find the fallacy in the manufactured product without any human intervention. Many of the Fortune 500 companies like Airbus, L’Oreal, ExxonMobil, Volkswagen Group, and Deutsche Bahn which have varied business profiles have pioneered in using 3D printers for quality check procedures. This shows that 3D scanners can be used in different areas of business for quality control protocols Hence inflexible quality procedures have generated a need for 3D scanners.

Additionally, the increasing adoption of online educational systems worldwide is also supplementing the market growth. Internet availability at cheap prices and internet connectivity present even in remote geographical locations along with rising demand for flexible education have also supported the adoption of online education systems. This can be validated a fact which states that the online education market which was 3 % of the world’s population in 2008 has swelled to 15 % in 2020. Prime institutes like Harvard University and Stanford University have adapted to this online learning method. Also, online educational platforms like Coursera and Udemy are providing degree programs which is a cost-effective way of getting a degree for people who are working professionals and who wish to upgrade their education level.

Online education institutions consider 3D scanners as an important asset as a precise digital representation of physical objects related to the subject will provide a better understanding of the subject in the long-distance learning mode. However, the massive cost of the scanners may hamper the market growth. The average cost of a 3D scanner is about 15 times of an average 2D printer. This makes the 3D scanner a rare commodity. In spite of this, a colossal amount of research in electronic industries will make these 3D scanners budget-friendly and may create more growth opportunities for the further growth of the market.

Global 3D Scanning Market Regional Analysis:

Geographically, North America is expected to dominate the global 3D scanner market attributed to the presence of educational institutions in this region. United States of America is the best country in regard to educational value. In 2021, around 4000 colleges are present in the United States which provides world-class education. Hence the online educational format has generated a need for 3D scanners in North America which in turn has resulted in increased production of 3D scanners. Europe is also expected to witness significant growth in the global 3D scanner market owing to the increasing investment by key players in this region.

The Asia Pacific is expected to show the fastest growth in the global 3D scanner market owing to the increasing growth of industrial fields such as consumer electronics and the rising growth of the automotive sector in this region.

On Special Requirement 3D scanning Market Report is also available for below Regions and Country:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Rest of Europe


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
Report Analysis Details
Historical data 2015 - 2020
Forecast Period 2021 - 2027
Market Size in 2020: USD 966.1 Million 
Base year considered 2020
Forecast Period CAGR %:


Market Size Expected in 2027: USD 1618.5 Million 
Tables, Charts & Figures: 175
Pages 200
3D Scanner Companies Faro Technologies, Inc., Creaform, Inc., Direct Dimensions, Inc., Trimble, Inc., Nikon Corp., Konica Minolta, Inc., 3D Digital Corporation, CyberOptics Corp., 3D Systems Inc., ShapeGrabber, Jenoptik, others
Segments Covered By Application, By Type, By Range, By Services
Regional Analysis North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Key Benefits of Global 3D Scanner Industry Report

  • Global 3D Scanner Industry report covers in-depth historical and forecast analysis.
  • Global 3D Scanner Industry research report provides detailed information about Market Introduction, Market Summary, Global market Revenue (Revenue USD), Market Drivers, Market Restraints, 3D Scanner Manufacturers, Market opportunities, Competitive Analysis, Regional and Country Level.
  • Global 3D Scanner Industry report helps to identify opportunities in the marketplace.
  • Global 3D Scanner Industry report covers extensive analysis of emerging trends and competitive landscape.
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