North America 3D Scanning Market Analysis - Segmented By Offering Type, Scanning Range, Form Factor, Technology Type, Application, Vertical, Country (United States, Canada, and Rest of North America) - Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Growth Analysis Report - Industry Forecast (2021 to 2026)

North America 3D Scanning Market Size (2021-2026)

The market size of North American 3D is expected to grow with a CAGR of 17.2% during the forecast period 2020-2026. 

Market Segmentation

The North American 3D scanning market has been segmented and sub-segmented according to the following categories

North America 3D Scanning Market - By Offering Type

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By offering, the hardware segment accounts to hold for the largest market share owing to the growing demand for components for 3D scanners along with rising technological advancements for imaging and printing solutions. 

The 3D scanning services market is expected to grow with the highest CAGR rate throughout the forecast period. Factors driving the services segment include process stability, decreased measurement uncertainty, and manufacturing companies outsource their 3D metrology measurement and inspection work to service providers to gain short measuring times. 

North America 3D Scanning Market - By Scanning Range

  • Short Range Scanner (<1 Meter)
  • Mid-range Scanner (>1 Meter And <150 Meter)
  • Long Range Scanner (>2 Meter)

Short-range 3D scanners hold the largest share in the market owing to less price and portable scanning device availability. The growing awareness regarding different applications like product designing, modeling, and material inspection. 

The medium range is prepared to exhibit plentiful growth in the timeline period. Medium range products range varies between 1 to 300 meters and finds several applications in heritage, civil engineering, and more.

North America 3D Scanning Market – By Form Factor

  • Handheld & Portable
  • Benchtop
  • Free Standing

North America 3D Scanning Market - By Technology Type

  • 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

Laser scanner technology is projected to grow with the largest growth rate during the timeline period. Analyzing and mapping underground areas has become significant and mine survey teams are experiencing some clients asking for laser-scanning services.

North America 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 Layouts
  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Security
  • Others

By application, quality control, and inspection is scheduled to hold the largest share due to growing knowledge about the advanced medical treatment and demand to capture a huge volume of 3D data for analysis.

North America 3D Scanning Market - By Vertical

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare
  • Multimedia & Entertainment
  • Law Enforcement
  • Consumer Products
  • Jewelry
  • Art & Design
  • Archaeology & Culture
  • Construction
  • Others

By end-user, automotive 3D scanning systems are experiencing the largest share due to the manufacturers and suppliers of automobiles use 3D scanners for productivity enhancement. 

The healthcare segment is expected to gain significant growth in the upcoming years owing to the increasing integration of technology in numerous healthcare applications.





Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 – 2026

Segments Covered

By Ofering Type, Scanning Range, Form Factor, Technology Type, Application, Vertical, and Country

Countries Covered

United States, Canada, and Rest of North America


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Regional Analysis

The North American 3D scanning market is experiencing strong growth and has become one of the most influencing markets. The market growth is due to growing expenditure for research and development activities integrated with the high adoption of technology among the environmental scanning and modeling operations and the automotive sector. 

United States

The U.S is one of the most prominent and consequent 3D scanning markets in North America. The 3D scanning market is widely used in applications like healthcare, aerospace, architecture, and engineering. The U.S Media and Entertainment (M&E) acquiring 33% of the global M&E industry and is considered as the largest M&E market globally. 

The Canadian market for 3D scanning is witnessing considerable growth during the forecast period. The growth in Canada owes to the expenses made by the Canadian government towards healthcare exceeding 10% of Canada's GDP. Also, the need for plastic surgeries, prosthetics, amputations, etc. makes a way for 3D scanning and scanner technologies. 

In December 2019, Polyga Inc. launched HDI Compact S1 entry-level professional 3D scanner at Formnext. 

Top leading companies in North America

Some of the top leading players involved in the 3D Scanning market in North America are:

  • FARO Technologies (US)
  • Perceptron (US)
  • Creaform (Canada)
  • CyberOptics Corp. (US)
  • Trimble, Inc. (US)
  • 3D Systems, Inc. (US)
  • Automated Precision, Inc. (US)

Major key players in the market

  • Nikon Metrology NV

  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Hexagon AB
  • FARO Technologies
  • David Vision Systems GmbH
  • Basis Software, Inc.
  • Artec 3D
  • Fuel3D Technologies Limited
  • Creaform, Inc.
  • GOM GmbH

Notable Happenings in the 3D Scanning Market

  • On December 17, 2018, Perceptron launched a new V7 adding to its V series. V7 is a 3D scanning module and is a multifaceted tool for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and the users can swiftly scan the features.
  • On July 13, 2021, Trimble MX50 mobile mapping system was introduced by Trimble. Trimble MX50 is a practical preference for highway and road inspection and maintenance organizations.
  • On March 03, 2021, Creaform launched its recent handheld 3D scanner HandySCAN Silver Series. The handheld 3D is available in two models HandySCAN 307 and HandySCAN 700.

North America 3D Scanning Market – Forecast (2021-2026)

Chapter 1. North America 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. North America 3D Scanning Market   – Executive Summary

2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2026) ($M/$Bn)

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. North America 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. North America 3D Scanning Market   Entry Scenario

4.1. Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2. Regulatory Scenario - By Country

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. North America 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. North America 3D Scanning Market  – By Offering Type 

6.1. Hardware

6.2. Software

6.3. Services

Chapter 7. North America 3D Scanning Market  – By Scanning Range

7.1. Short Range Scanner (<1 Meter)

7.2. Mid-range Scanner (>1 Meter And <150 Meter)     

7.3. Long Range Scanner (>2 Meter)

Chapter 8. North America 3D Scanning Market  – By Form Factor

8.1. Handheld & Portable

8.2. Benchtop

8.3. Free Standing

Chapter 9. North America 3D Scanning Market  – By Technology Type 

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. North America 3D Scanning Market   - Application

10.1. Reverse Engineering

10.2. Quality Inspection

10.2. Rapid Prototyping

10.3. Digital Preservation And Archiving

10.4. Augmented And Virtual Reality

10.5. Computer Graphics

10.6. Crime Scene And Forensic Investigation

10.7. Advanced Surfacing

10.8. Structural Deformation And Volumetric Analysis

10.9. Packaging

10.10. Topographical Surveys

10.11. Plant Layouts

10.12. Non-destructive Testing

10.13. Security

10.14. Others

Chapter 11. North America 3D Scanning Market   - Vertical

11.1. Aerospace & Defense

11.2. Marine

11.3. Medical

11.4. Automotive

11.5. Education

11.6. Architecture

11.7. Oil & Gas

11.8. Multimedia & Entertainment

11.9. Law Enforcement

11.10. Consumer Products

11.11. Jewelry

11.12. Art & Design

11.13. Archaeology & Culture

11.14. Construction

11.15. Others

Chapter 12. North America 3D Scanning Market , By Geography – Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

12.1. North America

                12.1.1. United States

                12.1.2. Canada

                12.1.3. Rest of North America

Chapter 13. North America 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

  • Primary & Secondary Sources to Collect & Validate Data

  • Utilization of Both Top Down & Bottom Up Approach

  • Holistic Research Methodology

Scope & Introductory Research

In the initial stage of research, the scope for market is defined. In order to better understanding of the market, secondary focus is on different segmentations of the market. Preliminary research involves identifying key data points related to the market under consideration to estimate the market sizes to the best extent.​

Data Collection 

Based on the scope of the market and the key data points, a number of secondary sources are considered. This data collection stage consists of a team of analysts who gather data from various secondary resources, accessing proprietary databases and primary research by reaching out to key market participants and opinion leaders. ​

Data Fusion

At this stage, collected data using several sources is arranged in structured format. The sources include industry participants, in-house models, key opinion leaders in the market ecosystem and databases. Historical data trends are established at this point, and compared to the current scenario. Based on the macro- and micro-factor prevailing in various geographies, proprietary data models are used to analyze key market countries. Key players in this market are listed based on their capabilities in revenue, sales, and development. The study also involves the identification of companies in the category of 'new entrants' and their potential effects on the market.

Data Analysis

At this stage, the analyst team moves on to understand how the market has changed over the years. The total size of the market is gathered after an study of different business segments and end-users is done. An impact research is also done to see what factors will/may influence the market in the years ahead. The effect of various variables on the industry is often taken into account when forecasting market sizes.

Verification ​

Data verification is conducted at all research levels, however this stage is dedicated to more rigorous checking of the data points. At this stage, the estimated data is triangulated with company revenues and checked with industry experts including several senior executives and key opinion leaders in the market. The data is then summarized, and the findings are derived from the same for the report. ​

Quality Assurance & Report Preparation​

Holistic research methodology is followed with combination of Top Down and Bottom Up approach to undertake the estimation and forecasting task in order to ensure quality of data. At this stage of the research process, a dedicated QA team checks the data and approves after several predefined checks. Each section is checked and questioned to make the report accurate and reliable. In case of discrepancy, a team of analysts reviews the issue, and the whole process is repeated again. That significantly improves the report's quality. After approval, all the parts of the report are brought together and is formatted by highly trained team thus making it ready to dispatch.​

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