3D Imaging Market Outlook 2031
The Global 3D Imaging market size was valued at USD 30.38 Billion in 2022 and is likely reach to USD 136.82 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 18.2% during the forecast period, 2023-2031. The growth of the market is attributed to the growing use of this technology in camera, television, and smartphone.
3-Dimension (3D) imaging is a method of creating the illusion of depth in an image. It is the process of manipulating 2D data into 3D format, which creates the illusion of depth. 3D imaging relies on stereography, which is the optical imaging technology that provides an enriched image.
The technology is used for an extensive range of applications, such as positioning parts, analyzing, and measuring.
Active and passive are two methods by means of which 3D imaging is achieved. The active method uses interferometry, time-of-flight, and structured light and the passive method requires depth from light field and focus.
Devices implemented with 3D Imaging solutions offer various benefits, such as greater image depth for media, faster, more accurate inspection of the component of any kind, faster diagnosis, and treatment.
The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak had considerable impact on the market. During the pandemic, entertainment, automotive, and industrial sectors were not operational due to emergency lockdown imposed by government bodies across the globe, which significantly reduced the demand of 3D imaging technology. However, the healthcare sector adopted this technology to screen the symptoms of corona virus infected patients and in treatment of critically ill patients.
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
- Increasing adoption of display technologies for high resolution visualization is one of the key factors driving the market growth.
- Rising use of 3D imaging software in automation industry is projected to boost the market during the forecast period.
- High cost of 3D imaging software and solutions acts as a major challenge that can restrict the market growth in the coming years.
- Lack of infrastructure to support diverse 3D imaging devices machines is expected to hamper the market growth during the projected timeline.
- Emerging 4D technology is anticipated to create significant growth opportunities for the market.
Scope of 3D Imaging Market Report
The report on the global 3D imaging market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
3D Imaging Market - Global Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Solutions (Modeling, 3D Scanning, and Rendering), Technologies (Anaglyph, Stereoscopy, and Auto-stereoscopy [Holography, Volumetric Display, Lenticular Lens, and Parallax Barrier]), and End-users (Automation, Defense, Entertainment, Security, Healthcare, Automotive, and Others)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Able Software Corp.; Google Inc.; Konica Minolta, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corp.; North Grumman Corp.; Tomtech Imaging Systems GmbH; Visage Imaging, Inc.; Agilent Technologies, Inc.; Frontop Digital Technology Co., Ltd.; GE Healthcare; Apple Inc.; Mazor Robotics Ltd.; Panasonic Corp.; Zebra Imaging; and Visage Imaging, Inc.
3D Imaging Market Segment Insights
Increasing adoption drives the 3D scanning segment
Based on solutions, the market is segmented into modeling, 3D scanning, and rendering. The 3D scanning segment is estimated to expand at robust growth rate during the forecast period due to increasing adoption of scanners in end-users, such as healthcare, defense, energy & power, and manufacturing.
Additionally, the segment growth is further accelerated as the 3D scanning solution helps in improving the quality and speed of manufacturing process by creating detail 3D model of parts, which need to be manufactured.
However, the modeling segment is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period owing to it reduces the cost and time required for designing.
Anaglyph segment to register a high CAGR
On the basis of technologies, the global 3D imaging market is segregated into anaglyph, stereoscopy, and auto-stereoscopy. The auto-stereoscopy segment is further fragmented into holography, volumetric display, lenticular lens, and parallax barrier.
The anaglyph systems segment is projected to register at high CAGR in the projected timeline attributed to the growing use of this technology in entertainment industry for theatrical films and in gaming industry for video games.
However, the auto-stereoscopy segment is anticipated to register a substantial CAGR during the forecast period owing to highly efficient imaging technology, cost-effective, and helps in the development of next-generation cross-application.
Healthcare segment to grow at rapid pace
Based on end-users, the market is divided into automation, defense, entertainment, security, healthcare, automotive, and others. The healthcare segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to 3D medical imaging helps healthcare professionals to perform difficult surgeries with easy access to vital and hard to reach organs.
On the other hand, the defense segment is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR in the coming years attributed to the increased efficiency and availability of 3D technology. Furthermore, the 3D imaging helps in designing and manufacturing of complex parts with faster rate, which is driving the segment growth further.
3D Imaging Market Regional Outlook
North America to constitute a key market share
In terms of region, the global 3D imaging market is classified as Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. North America is anticipated to constitute a key share of the market during the projected period owing to growing investments for R&D process, increases adoption of the 3D technology, and presence of key global market players in the region.
However, the market of Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to the rising advancements in 3D technology and development of automation, healthcare, and entertainment sectors especially in emerging economies in the region.
- 3D Scanning
- Volumetric Display
- Lenticular Lens
- Parallax Barrier
- Asia Pacific
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Able Software Corp.
- Google Inc.
- Konica Minolta, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- North Grumman Corp.
- Tomtech Imaging Systems GmbH
- Visage Imaging, Inc.
- Agilent Technologies, Inc.
- Frontop Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
- GE Healthcare
- Apple Inc.
- Mazor Robotics Ltd.
- Panasonic Corp.
- Zebra Imaging
- Visage Imaging, Inc.
Key players competing in the global 3D imaging market are Able Software Corp.; Google Inc.; Konica Minolta, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corp.; North Grumman Corp.; Tomtech Imaging Systems GmbH; Visage Imaging, Inc.; Agilent Technologies, Inc.; Frontop Digital Technology Co., Ltd.; GE Healthcare; Apple Inc.; Mazor Robotics Ltd.; Panasonic Corp.; Zebra Imaging; and Visage Imaging, Inc.
Companies are focusing on investments in R&D sector to gain an early mover advantage. Companies have been widely engaged in strategic partnership, merger & acquisition, new product launch, and collaborations to boost their market share and acquiring new buyers.
For instance, in April 2020, Autodesk announced the release of 3Ds Max 2021 version. The latest version focuses on textures and rendering by leveraging the advances in performance. The 3Ds Max 2021 also integrated support for scriptable baking, python 3, additional emphasis on CAD-associated work, and operations within the Autodesk’s CAD tools, such as Revit and AutoCAD.
In June 2019, Infineon, a German based company announced a launch of 3D image sensor solution, the REAL3 IRS2381C for the cellphone device market. The newly launched image sensor solution offers a secure real-time 3D observing experience irrespective of lighting conditions even in outdoor.