SCOPE AND FORMAT
OF THE REPORT
This BCC Research
study was conducted with a global focus on 3-D scanning devices, services and
applications. The market analyses herein thus also form a global perspective on
the present and future state of the 3-D scanning market. All monetary values in
the tables are in 2015 U.S. dollars.
understand the market opportunity for 3-D scanning technologies in the various
market applications, the report is first segmented based on the following
each technology and market application segment is geographically segmented into
the following regions:
respective geographical region, the report analyzes key market traits, market
drivers and industry-specific attributes to effectively understand the market
opportunity for 3-D scanning technologies used in targeted application
automated inspection (by region).
engineering (by region).
generation (by region).
scanning (by region).
The report is
intended to provide business planners and managers with an improved
understanding of the various directions in which this specific market and
technology are developing. Through this lens, we examine the opportunities that
will be created from both technological development and expanded awareness, as
well as the realization of 3-D scanning’s capabilities for a variety of
includes the following major elements:
analyses of the key 3-D scanning technologies, as well as an overview of the
relevant aspects of important competing and complementary technologies.
about recent technical developments and patents for laser triangulation,
structured light, conoscopic holography and other 3-D scanning technologies.
and potential applications for 3-D scanning devices and services.
and patent application analyses.
market sizing, trends and projections in the market for 3-D scanning
technologies by technology, application segment and geographical region, from
2014 through 2020.
vendor and industry player profiles, including both device manufacturers and
related service providers in the 3-D scanning market.
of the opportunities for both current industry participants and new market
report focuses on the near-field scanning market, excluding systems designed
for the scanning of objects more than a few meters in extent or distance from
the scanner. This distinction is based on the deeply interconnected relations
in technology and applications that bind the near-field technologies together
to form a cohesive and well-defined market. From this follows the relatively
light attention given to time-of-flight scanning as a technology. Certain
applications of time-of-flight scanning infringe on the edges of the 3-D art
sector, but for a very limited set of applications that are very distinct and
governed by different market forces than those examined in detail in this
report. BCC Research feels that the qualitative and quantitative judgments
contained in this report represent a valuable contribution to understanding the
3-D scanning market.
Erik Vickstrom is
a management consultant with Acceleration Advisors, a Milwaukee, Wis.-based
boutique management consulting firm. Erik has worked with both small
engineering companies and Fortune 200 companies on the commercial verification
of emerging technologies and on business model development and
commercialization plans with technologies in the energy, materials,
electronics, manufacturing, green-building and environmental markets. Before
his current role, Erik worked with small- to large-size companies, focusing on
business development and strategy in various stages. Erik is the author of
other BCC Research reports, such as ENV007C The U.S. Market for Green Building
Materials and EGY074B Energy Retrofits for Commercial and Public Buildings:
Global Markets. He has also authored other publications focusing on topics in
the financial sector. Erik received his degrees (MBA, MA and BS) from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill., where he also conducted his
postgraduate work and studies.