The global 3D imaging market is primarily driven by factors such as increasing demand for medical imaging and growing usage of 3D imaging in machine vision applications of industrial automation.

3Dimaging refers to the method of using a 2D surface to renderthree-dimensional images on it, by creating an optical illusion ofdepth. This helps enhance the 360-degree viewing experience of anyimage. The advent of advanced technologies such as 3D displays and 3Dimage, which deliver high-resolution images, has subsequently fuelledthe adoption rate 3D imaging across industries.

Industrialsectors as diverse as media and entertainment, advertising,architecture and engineering, construction, and healthcare haveincorporated a plethora of 3D visualization technologies into theirdesign, development, and production process. The impressivelyexpanding library of 3D modeling tools and 3D content has made designmore affordable and has significantly boosted the product-to-marketprocess.

3DImaging and Its Market Information:

Thereport segments the global 3D imaging market based on end-useproduct, 3D image sensor, application, end-use industry, andgeography. Based on end-use product, the global 3D imaging market issegmented into sonography, 3D cameras, smartphones, and others. Ofthese, the 3D cameras segment held the largest share in the market in2014. Based on the type of 3D image sensor, the market has beenbifurcated into CCD sensors and CMOS sensors. Of these, the global 3Dimaging market was dominated in 2014 by the CMOS segment, which isalso anticipated to maintain its dominance over the report’sforecast period.

Byapplication, the 3D imaging market has been segmented into 3Dscanning, 3D modeling, 3D rendering, layout and animation, and imageconstruction. Of these, the 3D scanning segment led the market in2014. Based on end-use industry, the global 3D imaging market was ledby the healthcare segment in 2014, which is also expected to continueto contribute significantly towards the growth of the market in thenear future.

Regionally,the global 3D imaging market is segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe,North America, and Rest of the World. Of these, North America heldthe largest share in the market in 2014, followed by Europe. Thesetwo regions collectively accounted for a share of 70% in the globalmarket in 2014. However, Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit thefastest growth in terms of demand for 3D imaging over the forecastperiod.

Expectationsfrom 3D Imaging and Its Vast Technology

Aleading number of companies dealing with virtual reality in AsiaPacific are already focusing on making advanced video games. Thesecompanies see lucrative potential in 3D imaging technology to offerinnovative solutions across diverse facets of daily life, fromeducation to healthcare and military training. Furthermore, thegrowing awareness among consumers in developing regions providesfavorable opportunities for the 3D imaging market to gain profit.

Thereport provides a comprehensive overview of the prevalent marketdynamics and future outlook of the global 3D imaging market. Topresent an executive-level blueprint, companies such as LockheedMartin Corporation (U.S.), Infineon Technologies (Germany), GoogleInc. (U.S.), Konica Minolta, Inc. (Japan), Hewlett-PackardCorporation (U.S.), GE Healthcare (U.K.), Panasonic Corporation(Japan), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), STEMMER IMAGING Ltd. (Germany)and Zebra Imaging Inc. (U.S.) are also profiled in the report.