Report Scope & Overview:

Inline Metrology Market Size was valued at USD 0.51 billion in 2022, and is expected to reach USD 1.60 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 15.2% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Inline metrology refers to scanning, measuring, and controlling all aspects of a part while it is in motion. It refers to measurements that are reliable, automated, fast, and non-destructive, and are fully integrated into a production line for comprehensive process control. It can be integrated into the systems that transfer data between processing steps. Thus, it is used in reverse engineering, quality control & inspection, and other applications in end uses such as semiconductors, aerospace, automotive, energy & power, medical, and others. Electronic system innovations pave the way for the growth of the inline metrology market.

Inline Metrology Market Revenue Analysis

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  • Smart 3D sensors are becoming increasingly popular around the world.

  • Global adoption of smart metrology solutions is increasing.

  • Rising global spending on automation technology research and development.


  • Insufficient expertise to manage inline metrology systems effectively.

  • High costs for establishing inline metrology facilities.


  • Automobile manufacturers are increasingly requesting customised solutions.

  • AI technology is becoming more widely used in the automotive industry.

  • New business models are continuing to adopt predictive analytics.


  • scarcity of skilled system integrators.

  • Advanced inline metrology software solutions' operational complexity.


The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the global inline metrology market. As workers stayed at home, global factories struggled to manufacture products involving inline metrology, as well as develop or improve current inline metrology processes, disrupting the global supply chain. The impact of COVID-19 on inline metrology market trends is only temporary because only the manufacturing and supply chain is halted. Production, supply chains, and demand for these products will gradually increase as the situation improves. This will allow businesses to consider ways to increase production, research new technologies, and improve existing products.

Based on Product, in the inline metrology market is segmented into Coordinate Measuring Machines, Multisensor Measuring Systems, Optical Scanners, Machine Vision Systems and Laser Trackers. By product, coordinate measuring machines held the largest share of the inline metrology market. The growing use of CMMs in industries such as automotive, aerospace, semiconductor, energy & power, and heavy machinery to ensure high product quality is a major factor driving the growth of the CMM market. CMMs offer high-precision models and measurements of tiny/fine machine parts. CMMs have several advantages over traditional gauging methods, including increased flexibility, reduced setup time, improved accuracy, and increased productivity.

Based on offering, in the inline metrology market is segmented into Hardware, Software and Services. During the forecast period, demand for inline metrology services is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR. The high cost of establishing an inline metrology facility, as well as the scarcity of inline metrology experts, are major factors driving the growth of the market for inline metrology services. Manufacturing companies are outsourcing their inline measurement, scanning, and control processes to service providers in order to achieve measurement readings in record time, reduce measurement uncertainty, and ensure process stability, thereby fueling the growth of the inline metrology services market.

Based on application, in the inline metrology market is segmented into Reverse Engineering, Quality Control and Inspection and Others. Based on industry, in the inline metrology market is segmented into Automotive, Aerospace, Energy & Power, Semiconductors and Others.



  • Coordinate Measuring Machines

  • Multisensor Measuring Systems

  • Optical Scanners

  • Machine Vision Systems

  • Laser Trackers


  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Services


  • Reverse Engineering

  • Quality Control and Inspection

  • Others


  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Energy & Power

  • Semiconductors

  • Others

Inline Metrology Market Segmentation Analysis

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North America now dominates the global market and is expected to do so in the foreseeable future. The Asia-Pacific region, on the other hand, is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The growing use of AI and IoT technologies, as well as the increasing integration of automation in industrial facilities, are expected to drive the market in this region.

APAC is expected to have the largest market share in terms of value due to the significant economic growth seen by major nations in the region, such as China and India. Inline metrology systems are used for quality control inspections in the region's automobile and electronics manufacturing industries. As a result of the presence of various Inline Metrology Market Key Players, inline metrology solutions are expected to be in high demand in this region.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The key players in the inline metrology market are Hexagon, Faro Technologies, Carl Zeiss, Jenoptik, LMI Technologies, AMETEK, ABB Ltd, Nikon Metrology, KLA Corporation, Renishaw, Mitutoyo Corporation, Perceptron & Other Players

Inline Metrology Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 0.51 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 1.60 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 15.2% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Product (Coordinate Measuring Machines, Multisensor Measuring Systems, Optical Scanners, Machine Vision Systems, Laser Trackers)
• By Offering (Hardware, Software, Services) By Application (Reverse Engineering, Quality Control And Inspection, Others)
• By Industry (Automotive, Aerospace, Energy & Power, Semiconductors, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Hexagon, Faro Technologies, Carl Zeiss, Jenoptik, LMI Technologies, AMETEK, ABB Ltd, Nikon Metrology, KLA Corporation, Renishaw, Mitutoyo Corporation and Perceptron.
Key Drivers • Smart 3D sensors are becoming increasingly popular around the world.
• Global adoption of smart metrology solutions is increasing.
RESTRAINTS • Insufficient expertise to manage inline metrology systems effectively.
• High costs for establishing inline metrology facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The market value is expected to reach USD 1.60 billion by 2030.

The key players in the inline metrology market are Hexagon, Faro Technologies, Carl Zeiss, Jenoptik, LMI Technologies, AMETEK, ABB Ltd, Nikon Metrology, KLA Corporation, Renishaw, Mitutoyo Corporation and Perceptron.

Smart 3D sensors are becoming increasingly popular around the world, Global adoption of smart metrology solutions is increasing and Rising global spending on automation technology research and development.

Yes, and they are Raw material vendors, Distributors/traders/wholesalers/suppliers, Regulatory authorities, including government agencies and NGO, Commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, Importers and exporters, Government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms, Trade/Industrial associations, End-use industries.

Manufacturers, Consultants, Association, Research Institutes, private and university libraries, suppliers, and distributors of the product.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Inline Metrology Market Segmentation, by Product


8.2 Coordinate Measuring Machines

8.3 Multisensor Measuring Systems

8.4 Optical Scanners

8.5 Machine Vision Systems

8.6 Laser Trackers


9. Inline Metrology Market Segmentation, by Offering


9.2 Hardware

9.3 Software

9.4 Services


10. Inline Metrology Market Segmentation, by Application

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Reverse Engineering

10.3 Quality Control and Inspection

10.4 Others


11. Inline Metrology Market Segmentation, by industry

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Automotive

11.3 Aerospace

11.4 Energy & Power

11.5 Semiconductors

11.6 Others


12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America


13.Company Profiles

13.1 ABB Ltd

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Hexagon

13.3 Faro Technologies

13.4 Carl Zeiss

13.5 Jenoptik

13.6 LMI Technologies


13.8 Nikon Metrology

13.9 KLA Corporation

13.10 Renishaw

13.11 Mitutoyo Corporation

13.12 Perceptron


14.Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmark

14.2 Market Share analysis

14.3 Recent Developments




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