The market for next-generation metrology and inspection solutions will top US$12.1 billion by 2030 as automotive, consumer electronics, and industrial machinery manufacturers advance their Industry 4.0 journey. These solutions include everything from new, portable, and robotic form factors to the software, sensors, and infrastructure that enable them, i.e., connectivity (5G), machine vision, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Early indicators of the changes to come can be seen in Zeiss’s acquisition of GOM, Hexagon’s acquisition of AMendate, and the flurry of developments at companies like Nikon (in-body inspection), PTC (acquired Frustam), and Siemens (via NX).
This market data tracks intelligently connected metrology and inspection equipment and solutions, which represent a range of tools used to measure and inspect goods for the purpose of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). Forecasts are provided for both stationary and portable equipment and include shipments, connections, connection revenue, device and application platform services, revenue, network services revenue, security services, revenue, data and analytics services revenue, professional services revenue, and hardware revenue. It also provides metrology market share by vendor as well as context and guidance on future market developments – what to expect, and how to act – in the “What’s New” tab.