3D Scanners Selection

The focus of this selection guide is 3D scanners hardware, software, and services for laser and structured light technologies.  This evaluation and selection guide will help organizations select the best 3D scanning systems for their business requirements.

3D Scanners Enhance Safety Measures in Cost Effective Way 

3D scanners help in ensuring measurements are correct the first time so that less work is needed to complete steps in both design and production stage.

Less time and labor being spent during the measurement acquisition and design iteration steps make 3D laser scanners substantially more cost-effective than most other measuring technologies.

Worker safety is the primary concern for construction sites, and 3D laser scanning can improve this aspect of surveying. With the help of portable 3D laser scanners, surveyors can record accurate measurement of the structure from distance up to several hundred meters. 

3D Scanners Selection Strategic Issues

Determine the Appropriate Scanning Technology

3D scanning technologies rely on different physical principles and can be classified in categories such as laser triangulation, structured light, photogrammetry, and contact-based. Therefore, based on the requirement buyers should identify the appropriate scanning technology.

Suppliers Should Provide Demonstrations

New end users should request a demonstration, starting with hardware setup, through data capture, and all the way to post-processing. If possible, the demonstration should be a walkthrough of the expected workflow with an appropriate scan subject and environment. This provides understanding of mobility, scan time, scan quality, environmental influences, and possible software or hardware shortcomings.

Save Time in the Design Stage of Product or Structure

3D scanners can get into every nook of the new and existing product, then provide precise dimension of the space where new parts will fit an existing equipment.

Design Prototype Process Faster

3D scanners can reduce the number of prototype cycles necessary during the design and production process.

Table of Contents

Strategic Analysis

  • Executive Overview
  • Market Trends
  • Buyer Strategies
  • Growth Contributors and Inhibitors

Scope of Research

Technology Evaluation and Supplier Selection Criteria

  • Organization
    • Experience
    • Geographic Presence
    • Strategic Partnerships
  • Product and Technology
    • Automation
    • Certifications
    • Equipment Properties
    • Functionality
    • Light/Laser Characteristics
    • Ruggedness
    • Standards Support
    • Technology/Architecture
  • Services and Support
    • Engineering & Project Management Support
    • Operations & Maintenance Support
    • Training
  • Supplier Business Scope
    • Corporate Presence
    • Market Presence


Leading Supplier Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
  • Market Shares by Hardware Range
  • Market Shares by Hardware Light Type
  • Market Shares by Hardware Scanner Type
  • Market Shares by Service Type
  • Market Shares by Industry
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Agriculture
    • Archaeology
    • Asset Management
    • Civil Engineering
    • Crime Scene Investigation & Forensics
    • Dimensional Inspection
    • Entertainment
    • Facility Design & Build
    • Heritage
    • Reverse Engineering
  • Market Shares by Customer Tier
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Leading Supplier Profiles

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