Metrology Market Update

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By Ryan Martin | 3Q 2019 | IN-5584


Start Your Engines


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 Frustum), and Siemens (via NX).

This ABI Insight looks at the state of the stationary and portable metrology markets to provide context and guidance on the shift from off-line to at-line and in-line solutions.

A Tale of Two Worlds


Stationary equipment is the classic (historically off-line) business. This is where incumbents Hexagon and Zeiss traditionally s…

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