3D Scanning Landscape: Emerging Use Cases for Part Design and Manufacturing

May 30, 2018 | State of the Market Report

3D scanning is the process of capturing digital information about the shape of an object, body part, or space. This report defines 3D scanning technologies, analyzes patent and funding activities around 3D scanning and associated applications, and then identifies emerging use cases within part design and manufacturing. Due to synergies with digital transformation, mass customization, and 3D printing, there are many new such potential use cases for 3D scanners. Identified and assessed cases include dental device production, custom-fit footwear production, production control for 3D printing, part-to-part/CAD comparison for assembly analysis, part replacement, repair and maintenance, and interior design process improvement.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Materials Design and Manufacturing
  • Sensors

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Overview
  • Section 1. 3D scanning technologies and common applications
  • Section 2. Patent and funding landscape
  • Section 3. Emerging use cases in part design and manufacturing
  • Section 4. Outlook
  • Section 5. Appendix

Lead Analyst

Tugce Uslu


Matthew Wagner, Ph.D.
Anthony Vicari

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