Four Companies Expected to Have an Impact on the 3D Scanning Market Named IDC Innovators

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies in the 3D scanner market with innovative new technologies or groundbreaking business models. The four companies are Artec3D, Occipital, Scan Dimension, and Calibry3D.

A 3D scanner is a metrological device that can optically identify, analyze, collect, and display geometric shapes or three-dimensional environments within a digital environment using computer-aided modeling. 3D scanners are non-contact and use a variety of technologies, including structured light, laser triangulation, time of flight, phase shift, stereoscopic, infrared laser, and photogrammetry.

The 3D scanner market has seen tremendous growth over the past decade as technological improvements and more accessible prices have led to an increasing number of applications for these devices. Future growth will be accelerated by several factors including an expanding number of entry-level choices, easier-to-use software, and more features on less expensive models.

"The 3D scanner market is still small and growing quickly, yet a few large vendors cater to smaller customers including SMBs. This leaves an opportunity for small vendors to make an impact and bring major technological innovation into the market. Those following the market should take note of these small vendors, as we expect they will play a key role in expanding both the market and the capabilities of these machines," said Max Pepper, research analyst, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions at IDC.

The report, IDC Innovators: 3D Scanning, 2019 (IDC #US45711119), profiles four companies that are expected to have an impact on the 3D scanning market due to their innovative new technologies and groundbreaking business models.

  • Artec3D offers a range of 3D scanners, including handheld devices, that are recognized for their ease of use, high accuracy, and the ability to scan difficult surfaces.
  • Scan Dimension provides one of the most user-friendly and affordable 3D scanners available, which has helped to open the market to educators, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and makers.
  • Occipital produces truly mobile 3D scanners that serve as a platform, supporting user app development in its community by releasing its API and SDK for free.
  • Calibry3D offers affordable 3D scanners that can scan almost any object size and capture difficult surfaces through the creative application of technology and thoughtful design.

About IDC Innovators
IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100 million in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

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A new IDC Innovators report profiles four companies in the 3D scanner market with innovative new technologies or groundbreaking business models.


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