3D Optical Metrology Market: Benefits Over Traditional Measurement Technologies Driving the Market Growth

3D Optical Metrology Market

3D optical metrology is defined as the specialized technology utilized in the detection of measurements with the help of light. This technology helps in detection of object measurement with the help of more than just light and its patterns, they also focus on the distance method. This technology helps in better detection of measurement with high accuracy similar to probing. This technology is being utilized aerospace & defense, automotive, energy & power, electronics and other industrial vertical.

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The main factors boosting the market are:

  • Growing obligation to follow international measurement standards: One of major factor that is enhancing the utilization of this technology is the presence of various strict regulatory standards defined by authorities of different regions. This demand gives rise to various technological tools and measurement instruments that can be utilized by the manufacturing industries to enhance their quality of products and reduce any chances of issues in their products
  • Rising inspection, measurement and quality control in different manufacturing industry: Another factor that is enhancing the utilization of 3D optical metrology is the growing demand from inspection, measurement and quality control applications for the manufacturing industry. These applications are generally carried out by the manufacturing industries or authorities so as to ensure that the quality of products being commercialized is up to the mark. This technology helps in accurate detection and measurement of objects

The market is segmented on the basis of component as hardware, software, services; type as optical digitizer & scanner, coordinate measuring machine, 3D automated optical inspection system; deployment model as large enterprises, small enterprises, medium enterprises; application as reverse engineering, virtual assembly, quality control, rapid prototyping, others; end users as automotive, aerospace & defense, heavy machinery, medical, electronics, energy & power, construction, others.

Some of the recent market developments are as follows:

  • In April 2019, Hexagon AB announced the availability of “LightRunner”, transforming the automation of 3D optical measurement by reducing the need for mapping time for setup and measurement of parts. This system is based on 3D optical measurement technology helping manufacturers utilize the company’s patented pattern projection technique and software algorithms
  • In April 2019, Carl Zeiss AG announced that they had agreed to acquire GOM based in Braunschweig, Germany. This acquisition will help in technological expansion for optical digitalization systems as the combination of expertise which will help in expansion of applications of the product range

“According to Data Bridge Market Research, global 3D optical metrology market is expected to be growing at a substantial CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025”

Some of the major players operating in the market are HEXAGON, Nikon Metrology, Carl Zeiss, Leica Microsystems, Perceptron, Inc., AMETEK. Inc., Mityotoyo Corporation, Zeta Instruments, Capture 3D, Inc., Steinbichler Optotechnik, FARO Technologies, Inc., Renishaw plc., Bruker, Zygo, KLA-Tencor Corporation, Olympus Corporation, GOM, Keyence Corporation, Sensofar,  Cyber Optics, CREAFORM among others.

One of the major benefits associated with the advanced 3D optical metrology in comparison to conventional measurement devices in detection of manufacturing defects and issues. This technology helps different manufacturing verticals to identify any manufacturing issues in the prototype or before large-scale production takes place.