- Language: English
- 732 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
Analysis of the Global Metrology Services Market
- Published: July 2012
- Region: Global, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
- 75 Pages
- Frost & Sullivan
In today’s trying financial circumstances, consumers have adopted a conservative approach toward investing in capital equipment. Although dimensional metrology equipment is still considered crucial in ensuring manufacturing precision and accuracy, the high cost of such equipment has resulted in a steady shift toward outsourcing of metrology services. Considering the complexity of today’s manufactured parts, in most cases multiple technologies are required to ensure accurate 3D measurement. In such cases, the monetary benefits of metrology services are considerable, resulting in robust development of this market going forward.
The value of 2011 global market for metrology services, witnessing a percentage growth since the base year.
The optical digitizers and scanners services segment is the fastest growing, with increasing demand for services using products such as laser trackers and structured light scanners.
Industrial manufacturing, automotive, and power generation are the key vertical
Markets for metrology services.
From a geographical perspective, the North American, European, and Asia-Pacific
Regions have almost equal market shares, with minor variations for different product segments.
This is a highly fragmented market wherein every region has a major participant and all of the major participants have similar revenue.
Given the global economic scenario, the market is expected to witness a healthy growth throughout the forecast period.
The products covered in this study are broadly categorized into the following two segments:
Coordinated Measuring Machines (CMM), including technologies such as:
-Horizontal arm machines
-Articulated arm machines
Optical Digitizers and Scanners (ODS), including technologies such as:
-Three-dimensional (3D) laser scanners that are used standalone, or with fixed CMMs or portable arms.
-White light scanners
-The different operations covered in this study include quality control (inspection) applications and reverse engineering applications.
-End-user industries are segmented into the following categories:
-Automotive—Includes the various industries involved in the automotive supply chain such as component manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers.
-Aerospace—Includes aerospace, defense, and military applications such as commercial and private aviation spacecraft, military, and defense labs.
-Industrial— includes all industrial manufacturing applications, and machine shop and metal fabrication work.
-Power generation—Includes thermal power plants, nuclear plants, and equipment used for wind and other renewable energy.
-Others—Includes electronics, medical devices, heritage preservation, animation and special effects.
The study breaks down each of these markets and provides analyses based on the following four broad geographic regions:
-North America, including the United States and Canada
-Europe, including Russia
-Asia-Pacific, including Japan, China, India, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, and other South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific countries
-Rest of World, including Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East
This study covers companies that provide third-party inspection services only, using products in the end-user industries that have been detailed on Slide 11. Because hundreds of companies are in this market, efforts have been made to include as many key participants as possible.
Market Overview—Key Questions This Study Will Answer
Which equipment is most preferred with today’s rapid advancement of product capabilities?
How are existing participants evolving to meet the varied needs of customers across end-user Industries?
Which geographic regions have capitalized on growing consumer needs to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction?
Which applications are taken care of by inspection companies, and which are looked after by the customer’s in-house metrology equipment?
What are the various market dynamics between the metrology equipment and services markets?
Have any technological breakthroughs been made that pose a threat to the established equilibrium in the metrology services market? SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Total Metrology Services Market
-External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
-Forecasts and Trends
-Market Share and Competitive Analysis
CMM Services Segment Breakdown
ODS Services Segment Breakdown
The Last Word