Measurement & Instrumentation


SCANNERS AND DIGITIZERS – THE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE METROLOGY MARKET

Published: 26 Apr 2017

Optical Scanners and Digitizers are non-contact metrology systems which utilize laser or white light based scanning technology to image an object by obtaining several coordinate points and reconstruct them using software. A typical system will have scanner head, platform, and software to enable measurements. The primary applications of Optical Scanners and Digitizers are broadly categorized to dimensional measurements, inspection, and reverse engineering. The ability of these systems to measure tough-to-reach and complex geometrical features with precision and reliability has gained customers across various verticals such as Automotive, Heavy machinery, Machine Shops, Aerospace and Defense. Frost & Sullivan believes there are more growth opportunities to drive the market in near future. This article aims to provide an overview of certain trends such as the evolving end-user requirements, in-line metrology, and changing business models which are some of the key impacting factors in the optical scanners and digitizers market. Furthermore, it provides a brief overview of emerging applications and challenges faced by the market players.

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