South America 3D Scanner Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Optical Scanners, Laser Scanner, Structured Light Scanners, Others), By Range (Short Range, Medium Range, Long Range), By Product (CMM Based, Fixed, Mounted, Tripod Mounted, Others) By Industry Vertical (Healthcare, Aerospace And Defense, Media And Entertainment, Manufacturing, Construction, Others), And By Country - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : May 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611027
  • Pages : 85

The South America 3D scanner market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.83% during the forecast period to reach US$97.950 million by 2027, from US$50.812 million in 2020.

3D scanning is a method of displaying an object's three-dimensional properties, as well as its colors and texture. This technology aids in reducing time, cost, and effort in the manufacturing process, resulting in enhanced product quality. 3D scanners capture the laser, light, or x-ray dimensions of actual items and generate point clouds, which can then be utilized to construct a 3D model of the scanned object using the software. 3D scanners are presently being developed as powerful tools in various areas, including aerospace and defense, automotive, entertainment and media, construction, and healthcare. The 3D scanner market in the South American region will be driven by continuous technological advancements coupled with an increased focus on quality control. 

In the South American region, continuous technological improvement is likely to fuel the demand for 3D scanners.

Several advanced imaging applications are being rolled out in the South American market as a result of the technological revolution. 3D scanners are an essential part of the overall value chain since they support advanced imaging and printing applications. Laser 3D scanning is already widely used in healthcare and is gaining traction in the entertainment and media industries. End users in areas like infrastructure, building, mining, and entertainment have been able to use depth scanning owing to technological improvements. For instance, in May 2021, the architecture of Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela, was studied using handheld 3D scanning technology by researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab using point cloud data from portable LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scans. Moreover, in June 2021, Humanos 3D Foundation collaborated with local organizations such as San Vicente Fundacion, the University of Antioquia, and Ruta-N, Medelln's tech accelerator, to supply modern functioning prosthetics to Colombians around the country.

The increasing number of significant developments in the region to encourage the market's growth for 3D scanners is anticipated to drive market expansion during the forecast period. For example, in January 2020, ION Geophysical Corporation stated that it signed a multi-client arrangement with Colombia's National Hydrocarbon Agency, allowing the company to reprocess old data and collect new 2D and 3D multi-client programs off Colombia's Caribbean coast. In addition, comprehensive utilization and advancement in 3D modeling in the region will grow market demand. For instance, in March 2021, students from Colombia's Corhuila University installed artificial topographies created using 3D modeling. Similarly, in November 2021, law enforcement in São Paulo, Brazil, used point clouds and images such as the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner to take forensics to new heights. Moreover, in May 2021, Carl Zeiss, an optical system manufacturer, established a research collaboration with two Brazilian organizations, SENAI and Petróleo Brasileiro, targeted at advancing the use of metal additive manufacturing in Brazil's oil and gas industry. By 2023, ZEISS and its partners plan to have demonstrable outcomes in the Brazilian 3D printing sector, hoping that the work will have a long-term positive impact on the country's oil and gas supply chains. Hence, the extensive use of 3D scanners in the South American region provides high growth potential in the coming years. 

The increased focus on quality control and inspection is anticipated to be driving up demand for 3D scanners in South America.

Inspection is done mostly in the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. 3D scanning is primarily utilized in the automotive industry to inspect automotive and engine components. It's also utilized for full-body car inspections, as well as assuring accuracy and precision in various procedures in vehicle manufacturing plants. Both automakers and suppliers employ 3D scanners to boost efficiency. Automobile manufacturers employ 3D scanners for various purposes, including pilot plant metrology, assembly plant setups, automobile component inspections, full-vehicle inspections, and so on. 3D scanners are used in the aerospace sector to inspect aircraft components and turbine blades. For instance, in January 2019, Terra Drone, a Japanese drone provider,  expanded oil and gas inspection services to Brazil by announcing a joint venture with Plimsoll UAV, a Brazillian company called Terra Drone Brazil. With this collaboration, the firms aimed to provide the most up-to-date technological expertise in 3D surveying to complement Plimsoll UAV's extensive network in Brazil. Moreover, in October 2021, Creaform, the global leader in portable 3D measurement solutions, expanded the R-Series Suite of automated dimensional quality control solutions with three new products. In addition, in August 2021, Hyundai E&C won the major construction project for the new international airport passenger terminal in Chinchero, Peru, and a series of orders after the newest site-preparation agreement in the new Peruvian market. 3D building modeling will be used to differentiate designs, shorten construction time, save money, and maximize energy efficiency.

COVID-19 Insights

The COVID-19 pandemic had a varied impact on the South American 3D scanner market. The pandemic had a favorable influence on the healthcare industry as, following the outbreak, 3D scanning technology was found to be a valuable technique for detecting and quantifying coronavirus. However, construction, military and defense, and other industries witnessed a decline in 3D scanners due to supply disruptions and containment measures imposed by the governments in the region. 

South America 3D Scanner Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$50.812 million
 Market size value in 2027  US$97.950 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 9.83% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Type, Range, Product, Industry Vertical, And Country
 Regions covered  Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Others
 Companies covered Carl Zeiss Optotechnik AG, Artec 3D, Canon, Inc., FARO Technologies, Inc., HP Development Company, L.P., Ametek, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Cruse Spezialmaschinen GmbH, Nikon Metrology, Scantech 3D
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Key Market Segments

  • By Type
    • Optical Scanners
    • Laser Scanners
    • Structured Light Scanners
    • Others
  • By Range
    • Short Range
    • Medium Range
    • Long Range
  • By Product
    • CMM Based
    • Fixed
    • Mounted
    • Tripod Mounted
    • Others
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Healthcare
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Others
  • By Country
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Others

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.4. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Optical Scanners
5.3. Laser Scanners
5.4. Structured Light Scanners
5.5. Others

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Short Range
6.3. Medium Range
6.4. Long Range

7.1. Introduction
7.2. CMM Based
7.3. Fixed
7.4. Mounted
7.5. Tripod Mounted
7.6. Others

8.1. Introduction
8.2. Healthcare
8.3. Aerospace and Defense
8.4. Media and Entertainment
8.5. Manufacturing
8.6. Construction
8.7. Others

9.1. Introduction
9.2. Brazil
9.3. Argentina
9.4. Chile
9.5. Colombia
9.6. Others
10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrative
10.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

11.1. Carl Zeiss Optotechnik AG
11.2. Artec 3D
11.3. Canon, Inc. 
11.4. FARO Technologies, Inc.
11.5. HP Development Company, L.P.
11.6. Ametek, Inc.
11.7. Eastman Kodak Company
11.8. Cruse Spezialmaschinen GmbH 
11.9. Nikon Metrology
11.10. Scantech 3D

Carl Zeiss Optotechnik AG

Artec 3D

Canon, Inc.

FARO Technologies, Inc.

HP Development Company, L.P.

Ametek, Inc.

Eastman Kodak Company

Cruse Spezialmaschinen GmbH

Nikon Metrology

Scantech 3D