Demand from North America and Europe to Drive Global 3D Imaging Market

Published By : 17 Mar 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

3D imaging is referred to the process of rendering 3D image on a two-dimensional surface by creating an optical illusion of depth. The technology is used to enhance the viewing experience of any image. The introduction of the latest technologies such as 3D displays and 3D image, which provide high resolution images, has encouraged industries to increasingly adopt 3D imaging. The global market for 3D imaging has been witnessing rising demand from industries such as healthcare, media and entertainment, architecture and engineering, advertising, and construction. These industries have been incorporating a wide range of 3D visualization technologies to facilitate their design, development, and production processes. 

Expanding Library of 3D Content to Boost Demand for 3D Imaging across Industries

Over the years 3D imaging has become more affordable due to the expanding library of 3D content and 3D modelling tools. These developments have also boosted the product-to-market process.  Based on products available in the market, the global 3D imaging market can be segmented into smartphones, sonography, 3D cameras, and others. Of these, the segment of 3D cameras accounted for the largest share in the market in 2013. In terms of 3D imaging sensors, the market can be bifurcated into CMOS sensors and CCD sensors. Of these, the CMOS segment dominated the global 3D imaging market in 2014 and is expected to maintain its dominance also in the forthcoming years. 

Healthcare Segment to Dominate Global 3D imaging Market

By application, the global 3D imaging market is segmented into 3D modeling, 3D scanning, 3D rendering, animation and layout, and image construction. Of these, the 3D scanning segment held the largest share in the market in 2014. Based on end-use industries the healthcare segment has emerged as the dominant player in the market in 2014. The healthcare segment is expected to continue leader the market also in the near future.

North America Dominates Global 3D Imaging Market

Regionally, the global market for 3D imaging can be segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Rest of the World. Of these, North America dominated the market in 2014, trailed by Europe. The regions collectively held over 70% of the global 3D imaging market in 2014. In the forthcoming years Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the fastest CAGR as a regional market for 3D imaging.

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