Metrology and Inspection Equipment Market

Metrology and Inspection Equipment Market Study by Quality Control inspection, Reverse Engineering, and Virtual Simulation from 2023 to 2033

Analysis of Metrology and Inspection Equipment Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Metrology and Inspection Equipment Market Outlook (2023 to 2033)

The higher the throughput, the more actual output of a machine. To measure the quality throughput of the equipment metrology devices are utilized. Metrology equipment is used for the measurement of coordinates of the workpiece surface.

For the design, testing, evaluation, profiling, and reverse engineering of parts, they offer accurate measurements of objects. With the growing industrial sectors like aerospace, defence, power, and automotive manufacturing, there is an anticipated rise in demand for manufacturing efficiency.

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What are the growth drivers of this industry?

Accelerated adoption of automation processes to increase demand for metrology equipment

Industrial automation is growing rapidly since the last decade, in 2020 it was valued at USD 175 billion. The adoption of automation is expected to increase with a CAGR of 9% by 2025. In 2025 worldwide industrial automation is likely to cross a value of USD 265 billion.

The manufacturing of sophisticated high-tech items is going towards automation, which will increase demand for reducing errors and flaws. Manufacturers are concentrating on investing in inspection technology in order to reduce operational expenses.

Furthermore, Significant investments have been made in metrology and inspection equipment as a result of growing demand on manufacturers to reduce operational costs to boost profit margins and a growing tendency towards computer-aided measuring systems to move towards automation.

Rising demand from pharmaceutical brands is likely to increase sales.

As manufacturers across the pharmaceutical industry are focusing on the elimination of errors and increasing product life cycle it is anticipated to bring a swift uptake in the industry in the forecast period. As this equipment reduces cost and saves time in production, finds crucial applications in medical device manufacturing.

What are the challenges ahead for manufacturers?

The main constraint faced by the companies is the variation of device standards across different regions. The region's businesses adhere to their own measurement standards that diverge from worldwide norms, which presents a problem for suppliers of metrology and inspection equipment.

A factor that is anticipated to negatively impact the growth of the market during the forecast period is the need for a lack of sufficiently skilled labour force and technicians to operate metrology equipment.

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Trends and Opportunities in the Market

Technology's underlying science is always evolving, and new techniques and tools are continuously being developed. The future of the industrial sector is likewise dynamic. Due to trends and technological developments in the sector, a change is anticipated. The following trends are anticipated to transform the future of the manufacturing industry.

Articulated 3D measuring arms to bring accuracy and efficiency

3D measurements are likely to gain mainstay operation in the manufacturing process as they are considered simple to be done on the production floor. More sophisticated tools for measurement are likely to increase accuracy and efficiency. This portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is effective in measuring small and medium parts when fitted with laser probes.

The laser scanners for high precision

The laser scanner is typically used in packaging projects to measure edges, forms, robots, and food volume. The measurements are taken using line triangulation, optical, and laser technology. It was created using a camera with a high degree of precision and resolution.

A digital calliper is easy to use with an electronic display

The digital calliper is well-liked for inspection in manufacturing since it offers a sizable jaw depth capacity and a suitable diameter. Additionally, it has data transfer capabilities. Each of its metric conversions provides a generally recognised unit of measurement for that specific position. Most of these callipers are able to measure up to 0.01mm.

The manufacturing process relies on the use of metrological tools. They make sure accuracy and standards are met, which is crucial because any measurement error will probably affect the entire production process and the final product. Manufacturing's use of metrology has a bright future and will help to improve the processes' accuracy and efficiency.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players operating in the market are-

  • KLA-Tencor
  • Applied Materials
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
  • Nanometrics
  • Rudolph Technologies
  • Pratt and Whitney Measurement Systems Inc
  • Starrett
  • Rable Machine Inc

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Regional Outlook

North America and Western Europe are expected to hold a major market share in the globe owing to growth in automation in manufacturing during the forecast period.

The adoption of precision engineering practices by manufacturers in North America with a focus on accuracy and reliability in the manufacturing of products has resulted in increasing applications of metrology in various verticals and will significantly contribute to the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Recent Developments

  • 6 Dec 2022- KLA- Tencor launched a revolutionary X-Ray metrology system. Axion T2000 is an advanced x-ray metrology system for advanced memory chip manufacturers as it helps to ensure the production of memory chips used in 5G, data centres and edge computing.
  • 25 Jul 2019- Unity SC joined hands with LIGHTSpEED for surface inspection solutions for in-line monitoring and process qualification of opaque and transparent substrates.


  • By Industry :

    • Aerospace and defence
    • Automotive
    • Power and Energy
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Industrial Manufacturing
  • By Application :

    • Quality Control inspection
    • Measurement and Alignment
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Virtual Simulation
  • By Type :

    • Coordinate Measurement Machines
    • 3D tomography
    • 3D lesser Scanners
    • Surface profilometer
    • Interferometers
  • By Region :

    • North America
      • US
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Argentina
      • Chile
      • Peru
      • Rest of LatAm
    • Europe
      • EU – 4 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain)
      • UK
      • BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg)
      • NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden)
      • Eastern Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Czech Rep. etc.)
      • Rest of Europe
    • CIS & Russia
    • Japan
    • APEJ
      • Greater China
      • India
      • Korea
      • ASEAN Countries
      • Rest of APEJ
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Turkey
      • Iran
      • Israel
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

- FAQs -

Where will manufacturers likely gain lucrative growth in the forecast period 2023- 2033?

North America and Europe are to hold major growth for manufacturers in the forecast period.

Which technological trends are likely to bring more manufacturing efficiency?

Articulated 3D measuring arms, lesser scanners and Digital callipers are expected to bring accuracy and efficiency.

Which industries are expected to notice more application of metrology tools?

The metrology equipment’s are majorly used in aerospace, automotive and pharmaceutical industry.

Metrology and Inspection Equipment Market

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