Global 3D Scanning Market|Size,Share,Growth|2023-2030

Global 3D Scanning Market Size & Growth Analysis (2023 - 2030)

The Global 3D Scanning market was at US$4,382 million in 2022, and it is foreseen to reach US$10,265 million by 2030 with an expansion rate (CAGR) of 16.5% between 2022 and 2030.

3D (three dimensional) scanning technology is used to capture an actual object in all three dimensions. Technological wise three axis that is X-axis, Y-axis and Z-Axis of object are captured by use of 3D scanning technology. Its predecessor was using 2D technology where only two axes of object was captured that is in X-axis and Y-axis. 3D scanning technology helps to generate more information about object that is scanned. In today’s era of IoT (internet of things) and VR (Virtual reality), which are in more demand by consumers in global market. 3D Scanning market is anticipated to rise more in coming time, as its technology and usage is linked with working of IoT and VR. Gaming industry uses IoT to build games for gamers worldwide as it in more demand. The production of 3D movies is with help of 3D Scanning technology which theater audience usually enjoy more and is preferred. 

3D scanning market is expected to rise further globally in coming time. This is due to factors like short service time of 3D scanning, uncertainty in measurement of materials used in construction sites and inspection work with accurate results can only be achieved by 3D scanning technology.

3D Scanning Market Size & Growth Analysis (2023 - 2030)


Market Drivers & Restraints


Heritage sites, Monuments and buildings are preserved by the use of 3D scanning technology. Globally, users associate with architectural industry prefer 3D scanning more, as it gives accurate output. World heritage and tourism monuments in Asia-Pacific countries like China and Japan mostly use this technology. The Construction industry uses 3D scanning technology to build up a structure of a building in 3D scanned scaled output. Aerospace and defense industry uses 3D scanning technology in developing and manufacturing components of advance defense and military system, vehicles and weapons. The speed result of building up such items is generally measured by 3D scanning technology.

Countries like U.S.A., Germany, and France uses 3D scanning in its defense sector. Furthermore, in medical industry, use of 3D scan technology is a boon to both doctors and patients. Internal and external body implants are made using 3D scan technology. The best example is making prosthetic items for differently-able patients. Such items for patients with damaged limbs, bone, etc. provide help to tackle day to day activities. Various parts and components are rectified by use of 3D technology in automotive industry. Component made up of essential and costly earthly elements like titanium, silver, carbon-steel, etc. are utilized abundantly while final assembly of vehicles like bikes and cars. Designing of jewelry with market costly items like gold, silver, diamond, etc. is done with help of 3D scanning technology.  Traffic security industry uses 3D technology in cameras attached to see vehicles speed, identification of number plate and other security purposes. Crime scenes are scanned with help of 3D scanning technologies to understand and solve crimes. Many criminologists worldwide prefer this technology as its efficiency is high.


The products of 3D scanning are not cheap. The technology used for manufacturing 3D scanning items are costlier when compared to 2D (2 Dimensional) scanning conventional items available in market globally. Consumers behavioral approach towards purchasing 3D scanning products gets sensitive due price difference between 3D scanning and 2D scanning items. Professionals who use such 3D scanning products more qualitatively are less.




Market Size Available

2022 – 2030

Base Year


Forecast Period




Segments Covered

By Offering Type, Scanning Range, Form Factor, Products, Application, End Use Industry, and Region

Revenue Forecast by 2030

USD 10,265 Million

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, RoW

Market Leaders Profiled

CyberOptics Corp. (USA), Creaform (Canada), 3D Systems, Inc. (USA), Hexagon (Sweden), Nikon Corp. (Japan), Jenoptik (Germany), Mitutoyo Corp. (Japan), FARO Technologies (USA), ZEISS Group (Germany), Perceptron (USA), Automated Precision Inc. (USA), Renishaw (UK), Metrologic Group (France) and Trimble Inc. (USA), Others


Market Segmentation Analysis

Technology is mirror of future. As the advancement of human intelligence is increasing every year so is technology. The 3D scanning market is part of such advancement in human intelligence and dynamics of technology. This global report on 3D scanning market is segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:

3D Scanning Market - By Offering Type

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

3D Scanning Market - By Scanning Range

  • Short Range
    • Laser Triangulation
    • Pattern Fringe Triangulation
  • Medium Range
    • Pulse Based/Time of Flight
    • Phase Shift
  • Long Range
    • Pulse Based/Time of Flight
    • Phase Shift

3D Scanning Market - By Form Factor

  • Handheld & Portable
  • Benchtop
  • Free Standing

3D Scanning Market - By Products

  • Laser Scanner
  • Structured Light Scanners
  • Optical Scanners
  • Machine Vision Devices
  • White Light Scanning Devices
  • Photogrammetry Devices
  • 3D CT or MRI Scanners
  • Theodolite devices
  • Coordinate Measuring Machines
  • 3D Ultrasound and SONAR
  • Others

3D Scanning Market - By Application

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Quality Inspection
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Digital Preservation and Archiving
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Computer Graphics
  • Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation
  • Advanced Surfacing
  • Structural Deformation and Volumetric Analysis
  • Packaging
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Plant Layout Imaging
  • Non -Destructive Testing
  • Security
  • Others

3D Scanning Market - By End Use Industry

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Marine
  • Single Beam SONAR
  • Multi- Beam SONAR
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Oil & Gas
  • Multimedia & Entertainment
  • Law Enforcement
  • Consumer Products
  • Jewellery
  • Art & Design
  • Archaeology & Culture
  • Construction
  • Others

Impact of COVID-19 on the 3D Scanning Market

World Health Organization guidelines indicate that Covid-19 virus is spread more due to contact between individuals. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak globally many patients with other diseases were more in threat as they come in contact with such individuals. 3D scanning technology used in medical industry is contact less. 3D scanning is utilized for diagnosing patients with chronic respiratory disease. Many front-line workers battling covid-19 were trained by using 3D scanning technology for testing patients with less contact and social distancing.

Regional Analysis

Global 3D Scanning Market Share By Region-1

North America captures a major share of 3D scanning market globally. Countries like U.S.A and Canada use 3D scanning technology more significantly when compared with other countries. This is mainly due to the fact that many of its companies are having affiliation with different sectors such as Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, entertainment and engineering. These sectors are more advanced and largest in global market of 3D scanning.

Countries like China and India from Asia-Pacific region anticipate rising in 3D scanning market globally as many huge projects in automotive, real estate and manufacturing industries are expected to flourish countries economy as per associated media sources.

European countries UK and Germany are into qualitative results of 3D scanning technology. To ensure safety of citizens residing in UK more 3D scanning technology is opted in Health, Defense and traffic sectors

Top Leading Compan

Major contributors to the global 3D Scanning market include CyberOptics Corp. (USA), Creaform (Canada), 3D Systems, Inc. (USA), Hexagon (Sweden), Nikon Corp. (Japan), Jenoptik (Germany), Mitutoyo Corp. (Japan), FARO Technologies (USA), ZEISS Group (Germany), Perceptron (USA), Automated Precision, Inc. (USA), Renishaw (UK), Metrologic Group (France) and Trimble, Inc. (USA).

Global 3D Scanning Market – Forecast (2021-2026)

Chapter 1.    3D Scanning Market – Scope & Methodology
1.1.    Market Segmentation  
1.2.    Assumptions 
1.3.    Research Methodology
1.4.    Primary Sources
1.5.    Secondary Sources

Chapter 2.    3D Scanning Market - Executive Summary
2.1.    Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2026) ($M/$B)
2.2.    Key Trends & Insights
2.3.    COVID-19 Impact Analysis
          2.3.1.     Impact during 2021 - 2026
          2.3.2.     Impact on Supply – Demand 
          2.3.3.     Impact on Production Cost 
          2.3.4.     Impact on Supply Chain

Chapter 3.    3D Scanning Market – Competition Scenario
3.1.    Market Share Analysis
3.2.    Product Benchmarking
3.3.    Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario
3.4.    Competitive Pricing Analysis
3.5.    Supplier – Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4.    3D Scanning Market Entry Scenario
4.1.    Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies 
4.2.    Regulatory Scenario - By Region
4.3.    Customer Analysis
4.4.    Porters Five Force Model
          4.4.1.    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
          4.4.2.    Bargaining Powers of Customers
          4.4.3.    Threat of New Entrants
          4.4.4.    Rivalry among Existing Players
          4.4.5.    Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5.    3D Scanning Market Landscape
5.1.    Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis
5.2.    Market Drivers
5.3.    Market Restraints/Challenges
5.4.    Market Opportunities

Chapter 6.    3D Scanning Market, By Offering Type - - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
6.1.    Hardware 
6.2.    Software 
6.3.    Services

Chapter 7.    3D Scanning Market, By Scanning Range - - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
7.1.    Short Range
          7.1.1.    Laser Triangulation 
          7.1.2.    Pattern Fringe Triangulation
7.2.    Medium Range 
          7.2.1.    Pulse Based/Time of Flight 
          7.2.2.    Phase Shift 
7.3.    Long Range
          7.3.1.    Pulse Based/Time of Flight 
          7.3.2.    Phase Shift 

Chapter 8.    3D Scanning Market, By Form Factor - - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
8.1.    Handheld & Portable 
8.2.    Benchtop 
8.3.    Free Standing 

Chapter 9.    3D Scanning Market, By Products - - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
9.1.    Laser Scanner 
9.2.    Structured Light Scanners 
9.3.    Optical Scanners 
9.4.    Machine Vision Devices 
9.5.    White Light Scanning Devices 
9.6.    Photogrammetry Devices 
9.7.    3D CT or MRI Scanners 
9.8.    Theodolite devices 
9.9.    Coordinate Measuring Machines 
9.10.    3D Ultrasound and SONAR 
9.11.    Others

Chapter 10.    3D Scanning Market, By Application - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
10.1.    Reverse Engineering 
10.2.    Quality Inspection 
10.3.    Rapid Prototyping 
10.4.    Digital Preservation and Archiving 
10.5.    Augmented and Virtual Reality 
10.6.    Computer Graphics 
10.7.    Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation 
10.8.    Advanced Surfacing 
10.9.    Structural Deformation and Volumetric Analysis 
10.10.    Packaging 
10.11.    Topographical Surveys 
10.12.    Plant Layout Imaging 
10.13.    Non -Destructive Testing 
10.14.    Security 
10.15.    Others

Chapter 11.    3D Scanning Market, By End Use Industry - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
11.1.    Aerospace & Defense 
11.2.    Marine 
11.3.    Single Beam SONAR 
11.4.    Multi- Beam SONAR 
11.5.    Medical 
11.6.    Automotive 
11.7.    Education 
11.8.    Architecture 
11.9.    Oil & Gas 
11.10.    Multimedia & Entertainment 
11.11.    Law Enforcement 
11.12.    Consumer Products 
11.13.    Jewelry 
11.14.    Art & Design 
11.15.    Archaeology & Culture 
11.16.    Construction 
11.17.    Others

Chapter 12.    3D Scanning Market, By Geography - Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights
12.1.    North America
          12.1.1.    U.S.A
          12.1.2.    Canada
          12.1.3.    Mexico
12.2.    Europe
          12.2.1.    Italy
          12.2.2.    Spain 
          12.2.3.    Russia
          12.2.4.    Germany
          12.2.5.    UK
          12.2.6.    France
          12.2.7.    Rest of Europe
12.3.    Asia Pacific
          12.3.1.    Japan
          12.3.2.    South Korea
          12.3.3.    China
          12.3.4.    India
          12.3.5.    Australia & New Zealand
          12.3.6.    Rest of Asia-Pacific
12.4.    Rest of the World
          12.4.1.    South America
          12.4.2.    Middle East
          12.4.3.    Africa
Chapter 13.    3D Scanning Market - Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)
13.1.    Company 1
13.2.    Company 2
13.3.    Company 3
13.4.    Company 4
13.5.    Company 5
13.6.    Company 6
13.7.    Company 7
13.8.    Company 8
13.9.    Company 9
13.10.    Company 10

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