|By Business Wire||
|February 21, 2014 12:32 PM EST||
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5gmrvc/global_3d) has announced the addition of the "Global 3D Scanning Market Forecasts to 2018 with Creaform, Faro Technologies, Konica Minolta & Surphaser Dominating" report to their offering.
The Global 3D Scanning market is highly fragmented, which creates many opportunities for mergers and acquisitions.
Both large application vendors and core software-based 3D scanning vendors are taking the merger and acquisition route to enhance their market presence and expand their reach. Large companies are acquiring smaller players with the motive of increasing their product portfolio and market share. Through such acquisitions, larger companies gain a competitive edge by achieving technological advancement and obtaining the opportunity to enter emerging or new markets. For instance, in October 2012, 3D Systems acquired Rapidform for US$35 million and in December 2012, Stratasys Inc. and Objet Ltd. merged to become the leader in 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing. Since many vendors are seeking to gain market share, more acquisitions are anticipated during the forecast period.
According to the report, one of the major drivers in this market is the increasing demand for 3D laser scanning. Currently, there is increasing demand for automated business processes that permit flexibility in response to changing business conditions. The changing demands and market environment have prompted organizations to use laser scanning in order to reduce their overall scanning and printing costs. To respond to the constantly changing technological environment, it is important for organizations to adopt new technologies such as laser scanning.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is the high cost of implementation of 3D devices and applications. Although 3D scanners offer several benefits such as better accuracy, their high cost is a major barrier to their adoption among organizations. In addition to capital costs, maintenance costs of such systems can be high, thereby limiting the growth of the market.
The key vendors dominating this market space are:
- Creaform Inc.
- Faro Technologies Inc.
- Konica Minolta Inc.
Key Topics Covered:
01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
04. Market Research Methodology
06. Market Landscape
07. Market Segmentation by Application
08. Market Segmentation by Technology
09. Geographical Segmentation
10. Key Leading Countries
11. Buying Criteria
12. Market Growth Drivers
13. Drivers and their Impact
14. Market Challenges
15. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
16. Market Trends
17. Trends and their Impact
18. Vendor Landscape
19. Key Vendor Analysis
Other Companies Mentioned
- 3D Digital Corp.
- 3D Systems Corp.
- Autodesk Inc.
- Creaform Inc.
- Dassault Systems S.A
- Delcam Software
- Faro Technologies Inc.
- Geomagic Inc.
- Hexagon Metrology Inc.
- InnovMetric Software
- Konica Minolta Inc.
- Leica Camera Inc.
- Maptek Pty Inc.
- Metrologic Instruments Inc.
- New River Kinematics
- NextEngine Inc.
- Shapegrabber Inc.
- Siemens AG
- Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH
- Topcon Corp.
- Trimble Navigation Ltd
- Verisurf Software Inc.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5gmrvc/global_3d
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