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Based on the Present Scenario, the Laser 3D Scanner Holds a Major Share of the Overall 3D Scanner Market
Based on the present scenario, the laser 3D scanner holds a major share of the overall 3D scanner market. The market in the architecture & construction industry is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. In terms of market leadership, Hexagon AB (Sweden) is ahead of all the other players in the 3D scanner ecosystem.
Hexagon AB (Sweden) held the leading position in the global 3D scanner market in 2015. The company has more than 40 years of experience in the industry. It has a broad product portfolio that serves various industries. Hexagon AB largely undertakes technological innovations to develop products and services offering higher performance in the 3D scanner market. The company largely focuses on new acquisitions to increase its market share. For instance, in March 2016, the company acquired AICON 3D Systems and Forming Technology, Inc. Moreover, the company also focuses on new product launches to expand its product portfolio. For instance, the company launched a new portable laser scanner for large-volume inspection applications, namely, the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8. In June 2015, the company launched the PC-DMIS 2015, the newest version of its software for the collection, evaluation, and management of measurement data. These new product and software launches would enable the company to gain a competitive edge and increase its market share in the near future.
FARO Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) was ranked second in the global 3D scanner market in 2015. The company is one of the major providers of 3D scanner products and service worldwide. Its products are widely used in various industry verticals such as automotive, healthcare, architecture & construction, mining, and others. The company has a strong technical expertise in 3D scanning products and services. Its high R&D expenditure has enabled constant technological advancements and product launches. For instance, in April 2016, the company launched a new 3D laser scanner, Focus X 130/330 HDR. Also, in November 2015, the company launched FARO Laser Scanner Focus X30 for use in wide-range scanning applications such as architecture, building information modelling (BIM), civil engineering, facility management, and forensics and accident reconstruction. The company also made two strategic acquisitions in 2015, namely, Kubit GmbH (Germany) and ARAS 360 Technologies Inc. (U.S.). With the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., the company gained a full suite of accident and crime reconstruction software tools which is expected to complement its portfolio of software products within the public safety market. Similarly, the acquisition of Kubit GmbH in March 2015 has brought into focus the architecture industry, specifically in the building information modelling (BIM)/construction information management (CIM) market.
3D Scanner Market by Offering (Hardware, Aftermarket Service), Type (Laser, Structured Light), Range, Product (Tripod Mounted, Fixed CMM Based, Portable CMM Based, Desktop), Application, Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022
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