According to Research And Markets, the global 3D laser scanners market is expected to grow from USD 2.30 billion in 2017 to USD 5.46 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 10.1 percent. And factors contributing to this growth are the rising level of eminent control and check up standards offered by 3D laser scanners as well as the significant rise in adoption of 3D laser scanners in different industries and the growing demand for 3D printers globally. However, the high expense associated with 3D laser scanners in the market is also a key factor inhibiting market growth.
3D laser scanners are capable of producing lasers to compute and capture size and shape of free forms in order to generate accurate “cloud points” which are then predicted by specialised software on computers for further probe or study. This is favourable for the probing of contoured surface and complex geometries which mandate accurate data sets in order for effective study and development.
Similarly, 3D laser scanners are pivotal in quality control measures which is in turn an important part of the production process. Currently, some of the key players in the global 3D laser scanner market include Nikon Metrology NV, Hexagon AB, Rapid3D Ltd., Topcon Corporation, Perceptron, Inc., Kreon Technologies, 3D Digital Corporation, Nextengine, Inc., Dewalt Corporation, ShapegrABBer Inc., Wenzel America, Ltd., Riegl Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, Faro Technologies, Inc., Trimble Inc., Basis Software, Inc, Proto3000 Inc., Laser Design, ShapeGrabber Inc., JoeScan, Laser Scanning, Creaform, Wenzel America, Ltd., Dewalt Corporation and Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH.