3D Metrology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Hardware (Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Optical Digitizer & Scanner (ODS), Video Measuring Machine (VMM), 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System) By Services (Quality Control & Inspection, Reverse Engineering, Virtual Simulation, 3D Scanning), By End User (Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Heavy Machinery, Construction & Engineering) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America), Global Economy Insights, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast Till 2031.

The report offers the value (in USD Billion) for the above segments.

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Market Overview:
According to a new report by IMIR Market Research on Global market for 3D metrology was valued at approximately USD 9.31 billion in 2023. Over the course of the forecast period (2024–2031), it is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9%, reaching a valuation of USD 14.48 billion by 2031.

The market for 3D metrology is growing as cloud computing services are used more widely. Every company wants to increase operating margins while decreasing costs. Cloud storage eliminates the need for significant upfront costs associated with the acquisition of servers and physical hard drives. Due to the increasing needs for speed, accuracy, security, and elasticity, manufacturing metrology—which is frequently employed for quality control—is quickly reaching its limits. State-of-the-art manufacturing technologies are heavily preferred in order to overcome certain constraints and meet present needs. This will consequently increase the need for cloud computing services, which will support the expansion of the 3D metrology market. The adoption of Industry 4.0 has a significant influence on how the 3D metrology market's services segment develops.

One of the main drivers of the services sector's rise in the 3D metrology industry is the incorporation of Industry 4.0 concepts. Industry 4.0 emphasizes the digitalization of physical assets and their smooth integration into digital ecosystems that involve different value chain stakeholders. The overall market expansion is being driven by significant breakthroughs in software-driven process automation and the creation of portable metrology equipment specifically designed for bespoke services, which have resulted from this digital evolution. Furthermore, businesses are expected to need to implement 3D metrology solutions because to the rising demand for luxury goods, which is being driven by rising disposable income in developing economies and nations with weaker GDPs. In the healthcare sector, 3D metrology is used for medical device quality monitoring as well as the design and manufacture of prosthetics and implants. This market sector has grown as a result of improvements in healthcare technologies and an aging population.

Market Dynamics:
Market Drivers-

Growing Need for Extreme Measurement Accuracy and Precision

  • The growing need for precise measurement and inspection in sectors like manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and medicine is one of the main factors propelling the 3D metrology market. However, because technical tolerances are so close together, it is impossible to measure fine detail with basic measuring tools. Therefore, to measure industrial items, high-precision geometrical assessments are needed. Furthermore, accurate reporting of dimensions data is necessary for statistical analysis and quality procedure protection, according to mechanical suppliers. Organizations are under pressure to invest resources in creative solutions to maintain accurate and immediate quality covering first-article and production reviews in order to ensure supplier quality management, as a result of growing quality regulations.

Technological Developments in 3D Metrology

  • The decade preceding has seen significant advancements in 3D metrology research and development. R&D in technology is a key factor propelling the market's expansion. A number of innovations in metrology have occurred recently as a result of government laws, consumer preferences for security, and scientific discoveries. Furthermore, the leading players in the 3D metrology market place a strong emphasis on the calibre of the goods generated by accurate measurement using sophisticated 3D metrology techniques and equipment. A high degree of accuracy in precision measuring systems can be advantageous in nearly all mechanical applications.
Market Trends-

Integrating Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

  • The addition of machine learning (ML) & artificial intelligence (AI) technology into software or metrology systems. 3D metrology devices are able to evaluate massive amounts of measurement data in a faster manner than ever before thanks to AI and ML technologies. These software programs also help to find patterns in the data as well as extract valuable insights. 3D metrology system can automate measuring procedures, improve inspections protocols, & carry out sophisticated analysis activities including surface evaluation, defect identification, & recognition of features by utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. AI-driven measurement solution also has the potential to adjust to changing measurement conditions, take part geometry variations into account, & increase measurement reproducibility & precision.

The growth of handheld & portable metrology systems

  • The growing use of handheld including portable metrology devices for field applications & measurements while on the road. The adaptability and accessibility of optical measurement devices and traditional coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are limited in some situations by their frequent fixed, bulky design and need for specialized equipment to function. In the absence of requiring for specific facilities or setups, operators can conduct measurements immediately on the shop floor, in the field, or in remote places thanks to the mobility, versatility, and ease of use of lightweight and handheld metrology systems. These small metrology solutions take accurate and high-resolution 3D measurements of intricate surfaces, structures, and geometries by utilizing technologies like photogrammetry, structured light, & laser scanning. Manufacturers may optimize production processes, save lead times, as well as increase overall effectiveness by utilizing portable metrology solutions, which allow shorter inspection cycles, rapid prototyping, and real-time quality control. Growing demands for flexible, on-demand measuring capabilities in sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction, and healthcare—where mobility, access, & adaptability are critical to success—are fueling the market for compact and handheld metrology systems.
Market Restraining Factors-

Limited Technical Knowledge of 3D Metrology Systems

  • Metrology equipment must be used by qualified and skilled personnel in order to be used properly. For operators to have the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize inspection productivity, interactive training given by qualified experts is essential. But for optimal functioning and performance, 3D metrology services require more technological know-how. Certain technical skills are necessary for operating the 3D metrology equipment, depending on the type of goods and parts that need to be measured for analysis or inspection.
  • Furthermore, due to a lack of training facilities and industry-specific certification programs, there is a limited supply of 3D metrology specialists. The fact that workers in manufacturing companies are accustomed to using old coordinate measuring technology systems and require technical know-how regarding new equipment is another element influencing the 3D metrology industry. As a result, the market's overall growth is hampered from reaching the anticipated level over the forecast period.
Report Coverage:

The report will cover the qualitative and quantitative data on the global 3D Metrology Market. The qualitative data includes latest trends, market players analysis, market drivers, market opportunity, and many others. Also, the report quantitative data includes market size for every region, country, and segments according to your requirements. We can also provide customize report in every industry vertical.

Report Scope and Segmentations:

Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Forecast Year


Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2024 to 2031


By Component, By Hardware, By Services, By End-use, By Region


USD Billion

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By Hardware

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Optical Digitizer & Scanner (ODS)
  • Video Measuring Machine (VMM)
  • 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System

By Services

  • Quality Control & Inspection
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Virtual Simulation
  • 3D Scanning

By End-user

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Construction & Engineering

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)


3D Metrology Market Players Analysis:

• Hexagon AB
• Zeiss Group
• Faro Technologies, Inc.
• Nikon Metrology NV
• Renishaw plc
• Perceptron, Inc.
• Creaform Inc.
• Keyence Corporation
• GOM GmbH
• Mitutoyo Corporation
• Automated Precision Inc.
• Jenoptik AG
• WENZEL Group GmbH & Co. KG
• ZEISS Industrial Metrology
• Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH
• KLA Corporation
• Bruker Corporation
• Trimble Inc.
• Leica Geosystems AG
• CyberOptics Corporation
• 3D Systems Corporation
• Cognex Corporation

Key Industry Developments:
  • In February 2023, the new T-SCAN Hawk 2, developed in Germany and verified to satisfy the strictest industry standards, was unveiled at Zeis #HandsOnMetrology. For metrology-grade precision data collection in quality control, reverse engineering, maintenance, and other applications, the ZEISS T-SCAN Hawk 2 is a trustworthy, portable tool.
  • In January 2023, SMARTTECH 3D and Oqton, a software company owned by 3D Systems that offers industry-leading software solutions for inspection and reverse engineering based on 3D scan data, have partnered globally.
3D Metrology Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Component Type

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By Hardware Type

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Optical Digitizer & Scanner (ODS)
  • Video Measuring Machine (VMM)
  • 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) System

By Services Type

  • Quality Control & Inspection
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Virtual Simulation
  • 3D Scanning

By End-use Type

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Others

The report also helps in understanding Global 3D Metrology Market dynamics, structure by analyzing the market segments, and project the Global 3D Metrology Market size. Clear representation of competitive analysis of key players by type, price, financial position, product portfolio, growth strategies, and regional presence in the Global 3D Metrology Market make the report investor’s guide.

Global 3D Metrology Market Regional Insights:

The market scope is segmented because of by Component, by Hardware, by Services, by End-use.

By Component

Based on the Component of the market is segmented into Hardware, Software, Services.

The hardware sector, that is expected to increase at a CAGR of 6.8% over the projected period, is the market share contributor with the greatest growth rate. With 3D metrology gear, a machine's performance is assessed and analyzed in order to determine its strengths and weaknesses with respect to the items that need to be scanned. The growing use of 3D metrology equipment across a range of industries, including heavy machinery, automotive, aerospace, construction and engineering, energy and power, is the main factor propelling the hardware segment's growth. These companies maintain the quality of their products with the aid of 3D metrology equipment. The hardware market is subdivided into four distinct categories: video measuring machines, coordinate measuring machines, optical digitizers and scanners, and 3D automated optical inspection systems.

The software enables the collection and analysis of all information available from several sources. Consequently, it offers comprehensive and self-explanatory textual and graphical reports that evaluate in-the-moment variances and indicate production tendencies. Moreover, operations that use CAM/CAD software include production engineering, tooling, metal fabrication, sheet metal, stone, and woodworking. It results in higher production efficiencies and process value, which raises demand for software applications. Some small machine parts require high accuracy for inspection, which metrology software provides.

By End User

Based on the End User of the market is categorised into Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Heavy Machinery, Construction & Engineering.

The reverse engineering industry leads the market share and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% during the projection period. The process comprises measuring an object and then reconstructing it as a three-dimensional representation. Reverse engineering can be used to analyze a product's functionality and subcomponents, which facilitates cost calculations and the identification of patent violations. The surge in demand for creative reverse engineering solutions using the convention of CAD models or by evaluation of the CAD model archetype, primarily in the automotive industry, has not only changed the application setup of the metrology system but also the typical implementation of these solutions.

A quality inspection technique may involve testing, measuring, or checking one or more product features; the results are compared to the requirements to guarantee conformance. This is an activity that is typically performed by specialized individuals rather than production personnel. Moreover, products that fulfill the specifications are neither accepted nor sent back for modification. It is imperative that trend certification of standardizing laboratories by A2LA be provided in order to guarantee that customers receive excellent service. Furthermore, to meet the demands of global consumers, manufacturers are employing globally recognized quality standards and guidelines, such as ISO-9001, QS-9000, and Six Sigma.

Regional Snapshots:

By region, Insights into the markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world are provided by the study.

North America leads the 3D metrology market, and is expected to grow at a 5.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the projected period. The major presence of OEMs in the automobile, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industries—particularly in the US—drives the region. The North American market is expected to increase as a result of the adoption of cutting-edge technology in many industries, including aerospace and defense, the industrial sector, and other fields in the United States and Canada. One of the main causes of the increase in demand for inline dimensional metrology equipment is the fast mechanization of auto manufacturing plants. Because of the growth of data centers and the region's 5G network, North America also holds a stranglehold on the market for 5G networks.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during the projection period. The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to be the most profitable market for 3D metrology during the course of the projected period. The main driver of the growth is the rise in automobile production in developing countries like China and India. The growing use of metrology solutions in the engineering, medical, and construction sectors is driving market demand during the anticipated period, especially in the region's emerging economies. The Asia-Pacific region is the center of manufacturing and engineering with the highest level of industrialization. In addition, China leads the world in the manufacturing of consumer products, machinery, steel, iron, chemicals, food processing, and transportation items.

3D Metrology Market Report is also available for below Regions and Country Please Ask for that

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Rest of Europe


  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
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Research Scope of 3D Metrology Market:
  • Historic year: 2019- 2012
  • Base year: 2023
  • Forecast: 2024 to 2031
  • Representation of Market revenue in USD Million

3D Metrology Market Trends: Market key trends which include Increased Competition and Continuous Innovations Trends:

  • PUBLISHED ON : March, 12:00 PM 27-Mar
  • BASE YEAR : 2023
  • STUDY PERIOD : 2020-2032
  • NO OF PAGES : 380

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