Technological advances and lower prices over the past decade have led to a significant increase in the 3D scanner market.
IDC has published a report identifying four companies operating in the 3D scanner market and offering the most innovative technologies or business models. These are Artec3D, Occipital, Scan Dimension and Calibry3D. According to IDC analysts, they will have the greatest impact on the 3D scanning market.
According to the IDC definition, “A 3D scanner is a metrological device that can optically identify, analyze, assemble and display geometric shapes or three-dimensional media in a digital environment using computer simulation. 3D scanners are non-contact and use a variety of technologies, including structured light, laser triangulation, particle transit times, phase shift, stereoscopy, infrared laser and photogrammetry. ”
Artec3D offers a wide range of 3D scanners, including handheld devices with ease of use, high accuracy and the ability to scan complex surfaces.
Scan Dimension provides one of the most convenient and affordable 3D scanners that have helped open the market for educators, hobbyists, entrepreneurs and manufacturers.
Occipital produces mobile 3D scanners, which, thanks to the free API and SDK, serve as a platform for developing custom applications.
Calibry3D offers affordable 3D scanners that, thanks to creative technology and smart design, can scan objects of almost any size and complex surfaces.
Technological progress and lower prices over the past decade have led to a significant increase in the market for 3D scanners and the expansion of the scope of these devices. According to analysts, growth will accelerate due to factors such as an increase in the number of entry-level models and easier to use software.