The 3D metrology market is expected to reach USD 10.90 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2016 and 2022.
The 3D metrology market is growing rapidly and it is now focusing on quality control and need to capture large volumes of three-dimensional data for modelling and analysis. This data is shared with production scheduling, design, purchasing, and many other manufacturing company functions to ensure the accuracy of manufactured products. Other drivers of the 3D metrology market include increasing focus on quality control and inability of traditional measurement devices to address many manufacturing issues.
Automotive industry is expected to grow at the highest rate in the 3D metrology market. 3D metrology is required in the automobile industry for inspection, measurement, and quality checking for various components. The automotive industry has been increasingly using optical measurement systems and coordinate measuring machines, instead of conventional measurement devices for improving the safety and comfort level of vehicle.
Asia-pacific continues to grow at the highest rate which can be attributed to the high economic growth witnessed by the major countries such as China and India in the region.