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3D Scanning Market Research Report - Segmentation By Type (Optical Scanner, Laser Scanner, and Structured Light Scanner), Services (Reverse Engineering, Quality Inspection, Rapid Prototyping, and Face Body Scanning), Range (Short Range Scanner, Medium Range Scanner, and Long Range Scanner), Application (Entertainment & Media, Aerospace & Défense, Healthcare, Civil & Architecture, Industrial Manufacturing, and Others) and Region - Industry Forecast 2022 - 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 9232
Pages: 210

3D Scanning Market Size (2022 – 2027)

The 3D Scanning Market was worth US$ 3.72 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach the valuation of US$ 16.43 billion by 2027 and is predicted to register a CAGR of 16% during 2022-2027.

3D scanning is a non-destructive, non-contact technology that uses a line of laser light to digitally capture the contours of actual things and the environment. Additionally, 3D scanning technology saves time, money, and labour during the manufacturing process while also improving output quality. 3D scanners use lasers, light, or x-rays to capture the dimensions of real-world objects and generate point clouds, which are then used to create a 3D model of the scanned object using software. Furthermore, 3D printer scanning technology has seen substantial growth in the aerospace and military, automotive, healthcare, and other industries.

Furthermore, 3D laser scanning technology collects and depicts physical items in three dimensions in exact size and shape. Furthermore, the increased use of next-generation virtual reality and augmented reality technologies across the construction industry is expected to provide considerable growth prospects for the 3D scanning industry.

In 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 had a substantial impact on the expansion of 3D scanning; nevertheless, by the end of 2022, demand for virtual reality and augmented reality solutions is predicted to be reasonably high. Nonetheless, the market was hampered by a number of issues arising from the COVID-19 epidemic, including a scarcity of experienced workers and project delays or cancellations due to global partial or complete lockdown. During the projection period, however, the 3D scanning market growth will develop due to increased adoption of 3D scanning solutions in the healthcare, construction, and commercial sectors.


Due to the increased demand for highly precise 3D scanning, this market is likely to rise significantly during the forecast period. Furthermore, the market share has grown due to ongoing technological improvements in the industry.


Companies are seeing 3D scanning as an important tool for every stage of the product lifecycle management (PLM) process, including concept, design, production, and servicing. Scanning is used in the concept stage of PLM to determine needs and specifications, as well as concept design and prototype. It is used for rapid prototyping, computer assisted design (CAD), testing, simulation, and analysis during the design stage. It is used in tool design, assembly and production, and quality control during the manufacturing stage. It is utilised for documentation, maintenance, repair and replacement, as well as part recycling and restoration during the servicing stage.

This technology is used in a variety of sectors. Building design and additive manufacturing developments in the construction industry are driving the 3D scanning market size in the next six years. This allows for a complete assessment of the building as well as the capture of real data that can then be converted into consumable data such as a 2D CAD sketch. The medical industry's usage of 3D scanners to analyse the architecture of skin cancer lesions is another driver for the 3D scanning market. The use of 3D scanning in crime investigations, as well as virtual reality simulation and reconstruction methods, are among the other factors.  Additionally, 3D scanners are utilised in rapid prototyping to obtain the dimensions of a model in order to produce a prototype. Scanning is also being used by several game developers to provide highly detailed content for their games. It's also utilised for physique analysis and personalised clothing fitting.


The initial high cost of the product is constraining the growth of the 3D Scanning market, despite the fact that it gives concrete benefits across the manufacturing cycle, greatly increasing the whole design and production process. In addition, the corporation must spend money on employee training in order for them to grasp the system. Scanning systems can be integrated with other solutions, but this necessitates technical knowledge. Despite the fact that most SMEs have a limited budget, they typically avoid scanning solutions in favour of other less expensive alternatives, which is projected to slow the growth of the 3D scanning industry.




Market Size Available

2021 - 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027

Segments Covered

By Type, Services, Range, Application, & Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

FARO Technologies, Creaform Inc., Direct Dimensions Inc., GOM GmbH, Konica Minolta Inc., Nikon Corporation, Autodesk Inc., 3D Systems Inc., ShapeGrabber, Maptek Pty Ltd., and Others



Market Segmentation

Global 3D Scanning Market - By Type:

  • Optical Scanner
  • Laser Scanner
  • Structured Light Scanner

In terms of revenue, the laser scanner segment dominated the market in 2021, and this trend is likely to continue throughout the forecast period.

Global 3D Scanning Market - By Services:

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

In 2021, the reverse engineering segment generated the most revenue, and it is expected to gain considerable market share during the forecast period.

Global 3D Scanning Market - By Range:

  • Short Range Scanner
  • Medium Range Scanner
  • Long Range Scanner

The Short-range 3D segment is predicted to grow the quickest during the forecast period. Medium and long-range communications, as well as all of their applications, have a bright future thanks to technological advancements.

Global 3D Scanning Market - By Application:

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

Industrial Manufacturing is predicted to expand the fastest during the forecast period. The two most popular uses for 3D scanning are industrial manufacturing and defence, which account for the majority of the market share. Civil and Architecture has recently emerged as a promising future market, followed by Entertainment and Media and the others.

Global 3D Scanning Market – By Region:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

During the projection period, Asia Pacific held the highest share of the global 3D scanning market. Several advancements in infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific area that are either being implemented or scheduled for deployment over the projected period appear to be the driving force. The rapid expansion of the 3D scanner in APAC is aided by the current architecture of advanced production automation in the manufacturing industry in countries such as India and China.

Healthcare, aerospace and defence, architecture and engineering, 3D Digital Corporation, research and education, entertainment, and media are among the most significant and consequential 3D scanning markets in the world, with healthcare, aerospace and defence, architecture and engineering, research and education, entertainment, and media being among the most significant, largest, and advanced. Because to Canada's commitment to universal healthcare, government spending on healthcare surpasses 10% of GDP, one of the highest percentages in the developed world, equating to more than USD 5000 in healthcare spending per capita. These factors, together with rising demand for plastic surgery, prosthetics, amputation, and other procedures, have paved the way for new 3D scanners and scanning technologies.

During the forecast period, the Europe 3D Scanning Market Size is expected to increase at a CAGR of 17.5 percent. Increased adoption of 3D scanners by significant players in markets and end-user sectors, as well as strong R&D spending, are key factors driving demand for 3D scanners in Europe. Furthermore, as awareness grows, so will demand for quality control and precision, as well as advancements in 3D modeling and mapping technologies.

In the future years, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Latin American countries, are likely to grow significantly. Companies and governments in nations such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Argentina are abandoning oil and gas in favor of investing in a range of other areas, including technology.

3D Scanning Market Key Players:

  1. Faro Technologies Inc.
  2. Creaform Inc.
  3. Direct Dimensions Inc.
  4. GOM GmbH
  5. Konica Minolta Inc.
  6. Nikon Corporation
  7. Autodesk Inc.
  8. 3D Systems Inc.
  9. ShapeGrabber
  10. Maptek Pty Ltd.

Recent Development:

  • FARO Debuts End-To-End 3D Digital Reality Capture & Collaboration Platform Integrated Cloud-Based Workflow Enables Easy, Quick, and Accurate 3D Model Creation

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                 

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                           

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling     

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                        

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints 

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis         

                                5.1.2 Products/Service 

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 3D Scanning Market , By Type                            

                                6.1.1 Optical Scanner    

                                6.1.2 Laser Scanner        

                                6.1.3 Structured Light Scanner  

                                6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)   

                                6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index           

                6.2 3D Scanning Market , By Services                      

                                6.2.1 Reverse Engineering           

                                6.2.2 Quality Inspection

                                6.2.3 Rapid Prototyping

                                6.2.4 Face Body Scanning             

                                6.2.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)   

                                6.2.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.2.7 Market Attractiveness Index           

                6.3 3D Scanning Market , By Range                          

                                6.3.1 Short Range Scanner          

                                6.3.2 Medium Range Scanner    

                                6.3.3 Long Range Scanner            

                                6.3.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)   

                                6.3.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.3.6 Market Attractiveness Index           

                6.4 3D Scanning Market , By Application               

                                6.4.1 Entertainment & Media    

                                6.4.2 Aerospace & Défense        

                                6.4.3 Healthcare              

                                6.4.4 Civil & Architecture             

                                6.4.5 Industrial Manufacturing  

                                6.4.6 Others      

                                6.4.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)   

                                6.4.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.4.9 Market Attractiveness Index           

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global 3D Scanning Market , by Region                          

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2022-2027)                              

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Type    

                                7.2.3 By Services              

                                7.2.4 By Range  

                                7.2.5 By Application       

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Type    

                                7.3.3 By Services              

                                7.3.4 By Range  

                                7.3.5 By Application       

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Type    

                                7.4.3 By Services              

                                7.4.4 By Range  

                                7.4.5 By Application       

                7.5 Latin America                            

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Type    

                                7.5.3 By Services              

                                7.5.4 By Range  

                                7.5.5 By Application       

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Type    

                                7.6.3 By Services              

                                7.6.4 By Range  

                                7.6.5 By Application       

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Faro Technologies Inc.                           

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service 

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis      

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Creaform Inc.                            

                8.3 Direct Dimensions Inc.                           

                8.4 GOM GmbH               

                8.5 Konica Minolta Inc.                 

                8.6 Nikon Corporation                   

                8.7 Autodesk Inc.                            

                8.8 3D Systems Inc.                        

                8.9 ShapeGrabber                          

                8.10 Maptek Pty Ltd.                     

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                 


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  1. Global 3D Scanning  Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global 3D Scanning  Market By Type, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Optical Scanner Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Laser Scanner Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Structured Light Scanner Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global 3D Scanning  Market By Services, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Reverse Engineering Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Quality Inspection Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Rapid Prototyping Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Face Body Scanning Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global 3D Scanning  Market By Range, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Short Range Scanner Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Medium Range Scanner Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Long Range Scanner Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global 3D Scanning  Market By Application, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  16. Global Entertainment & Media Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  17. Global Aerospace & Défense Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  18. Global Healthcare Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  19. Global Civil & Architecture Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  20. Global Industrial Manufacturing Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  21. Global Others Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )

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