Healthcare and the auto industry will be critical markets for these devices.

The market for 3D scanners & Reverse Engineering Software is projected to increase by a factor of four over the period from 2020 to 2030, according to a recent marketing study. This means the market for the scanners would grow at an annual rate of 14% over that decade. This growth is being fueled by a wide variety of industries adopting and customizing 3D scanning & reverse engineering software for their own purposes and for commercial use.

For example, in the healthcare sector, 3D scanners gather data from a patient’s own organs and tissues to model body organs in three dimensions. These are then used to create custom-fit prosthetics, implants, and supports, and bandages.