According to a report by Global Market Insights, the market for 3D scanning is projected to grow to $ 6.05 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.5%. It was valued at $ 2.43 billion in 2014.
The growths is fuelled by an increasing adoption of 3D scanning systems in industry sectors such a quality control, rapid prototyping and reverse engineering as well as the growing need to obtain precise and quick results with optimum efficiency.
The forecast period is driven by attributes including affordability, high efficiency as well as the ability to generate fast and accurate results. The growing market for hand-held devices and technological innovation will also contribute to its growth. The continuous improvements in software and hardware contributes to making the technology more accessible to users and therefore drive sales of devices.
According to Global Market Insights, the demand will come from sectors such as civil surveying, industrial, architecture, dentistry, mining, quality archaeology, mechanical dimensional inspection and urban topography. Workflow management and ease-of-use is likely to become more and more significant for customer success.