GVR Report cover 3D Reconstruction Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Report

3D Reconstruction Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Software, Services), By Type, By Enterprise Size, By Deployment Model, By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-025-8
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global 3D reconstruction technology market size was estimated at USD 1,088.0 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% from 2022 to 2030. The market is driven by the rising use of three-dimensional construction tools for protecting and restoring heritage sites. With the advent of digital experiences and emerging virtual ideas like the metaverse, having tools that can produce precise three-dimensional reconstructions from image data is crucial.

U.S. 3D Reconstruction Technology Market By Type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Real-world use of the technology includes the ability to virtually try on items while shopping in AR and VR and the processing of medical image data. Three-dimensional reconstruction can also be used for reverse engineering, robotic mapping, video reconstruction, and also reliving memorable moments from numerous perspectives. Three-dimensional reconstruction is currently a top priority for technology and e-commerce titans since it not only lays the framework for a forthcoming presence in virtual worlds but also gives instant tangible business benefits in social commerce or advertising.

In August 2022, a newborn girl who was missing a portion of her skull had a lifesaving 'revolutionary' surgery involving three-dimensional printing technology. The child from Rzeszow, Poland, was born with a congenital abnormality that caused about one-fifth of her skull to not develop properly at the rear of her head. After medics visualized and practiced on an exact copy of the child's skull, the procedure went off without a hitch.

They took comprehensive scans of her skull and sent them to a three-dimensional printing business, which created a 1:1 replica. This allowed doctors to observe for themselves the extent of the bone loss and helped plan the operation. The operation only provided a temporary remedy to the problem, sealing the open region of the skull and preventing infection. In the future, it is anticipated that the patient might require more surgeries to rebuild the lost bone, which will also make use of three-dimensional printing technology.

Three-dimensional research is essential for teaching systems how to comprehend all perspectives of the objects, including those that are hidden, obstructed, or have other optical challenges. More sustainable and practical approaches will improve access to larger audiences and scientific communities while boosting interoperability. Incorporating three-dimensional reconstruction with deep learning frameworks like natural language understanding and tactile sensing can assist AI systems in grasping three dimensions more naturally, as well as humans do.

COVID-19 Impact on the 3D Reconstruction Technology Market

The COVID-19 outbreak had a favorable impact on the market for 3D reconstruction techniques. Three-dimensional reconstruction and rendering technology aid in the visualization of three-dimensional models of neuron morphology for fluorescent confocal images, allowing for more accurate and comprehensive characterizations. This method allows for the reconstruction of a single neuron with sub-micron resolution or a vast neuron system with millimeter-sized features.

Three-dimensional reconstruction has been used to diagnose illnesses having roots that go deep up to the tissue level. Companies' increased investment in research and development innovations is expected to create a significant opportunity for the three-dimensional reconstruction industry.

Despite familiarity with three-dimensional technology, the COVID-19 outbreak has increased the frequency with which three-dimensional reconstruction is undertaken considerably. Many real estate companies have begun to use virtual tours to better showcase their properties to prospective buyers. The metaverse, as a fresh concept, has been leveraging three-dimensional recreating to improve the experience of other current technologies.

Component Insights

In terms of components, the market is classified into software and services. The software segment dominated the 3D reconstruction market, gaining a market share of 69.3% in 2021, and is poised to witness a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. 3D reconstruction software aids in the planning, simulation, and supervision of medical treatments by enhancing accuracy. 3D scanning has the potential to be beneficial in a variety of applications. It may be used to generate a valid three-dimensional model and leverage 3D printing technology by using an online 3D printing service like Sculpteo. However, having a three-dimensional design is also an excellent tool for visualization. Some of the known 3D reconstruction software include Agisoft Metashape, Context Capture, MicMac, Reality Capture, Meshroom, 3DF ZEPHYR, etc.

The service segment is anticipated to witness the fastest development, rising at a CAGR of 8.0% throughout the forecast period. Photogrammetry, laser scanning, and structured light scanning are among the services offered by the 3D reconstruction technology market. Photogrammetry collects data and measurements about an object by assessing the difference in position between two images. Perspective, advanced processing software, and photo analysis are used to complete the task, which can occur on the ground or in the air.

These images provide lines of sight connecting each camera to particular points on the photographed item. The crossing of these lines contributes to mathematical computations that aid in the production of three-dimensional coordinates for the provided points. 3D laser scanning is a technique that utilizes lasers to measure the geometry of an object in order to create a digital three-dimensional representation. Because 3D laser scanning can capture three-dimensional data on items regardless of their surface characteristics or size, it is employed in a variety of industries and settings.

Type Insights

In terms of type, the market is classified into active and passive 3D reconstruction. The active segment dominated the overall market, gaining a market share of 67.6% in 2021, and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. The purpose of active 3D reconstruction is to actively choose tactile readings that optimize the progress in shape reconstruction accuracy. However, the absence of frameworks for shape exploration severely limits the advancement of deep learning-based active touch models.

The purpose of 3D reconstruction research is to create three-dimensional representations of objects and surroundings using limited sensory data. It is frequently dealt with by utilizing partial observations like depth maps, multiple-view RGB images, single-view RGB pictures, or tactile readings.

The passive segment is anticipated to witness the fastest development, rising at a CAGR of 8.2% throughout the forecast period. The usage of three-dimensional imaging technology in underwater applications is growing, particularly in domains such as monitoring marine flora and fauna, surveying submerged artifacts, and mapping enormous regions.

Multi-view 3D reconstruction is getting popular in underwater photogrammetry since it just takes a standard camera (movie or still) to capture a series of overlapping images of the environment under artificial or ambient lighting (passive technique). The 3D reconstruction is done by identifying common natural characteristics in the picture collection; hence, the accuracy of the reconstruction is dependent on the quality of the photographs and textures.

Enterprise Size Insights

In terms of enterprise size, the market is classified into large enterprises and SMEs. The large enterprise segment dominated the overall market, gaining a market share of 60.9% in 2021, and is poised to progress a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. In many circumstances, obtaining a 3D model of factory machinery and the floor that may be utilized for the display of Digital Twin models is desirable. Current 3D reconstruction solutions employ high-end sensors, which raises the cost of the 3D scanning process and creates a barrier for SME manufacturers that large firms can overcome, enhancing the market development of Large Enterprises.

The SMEs segment is anticipated to witness the fastest development, rising at a CAGR of 7.7% throughout the forecast period. Small and medium enterprise-size (SME) factories are partially automated and cost-effective. They make use of low-cost sensors such as a Zenfone AR phone, an Intel Real Sense ZR300, and a Kinect v2. The sensors' small size and weight allow them to be installed on small unmanned aerial vehicles, enabling future autonomous 3D reconstruction.

Deployment Model Insights

In terms of deployment model, the market is classified into on-premise and cloud. The cloud segment dominated the overall market, gaining a market share of 68.7% in 2021, and is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period. Cloud-based deployment models include simulation solutions, 3D printing capabilities, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and a variety of other specialist solutions. Users in the cloud may work on 3D design files in the same manner as they would in the office on a desktop. SOLIDWORKS xDesign from Dassault Systemes and Fusion360 from Autodesk are two popular cloud-based models.

The on-premise segment is anticipated to grow at a considerable CAGR of 6.0% throughout the forecast period. On-premises software and technology is technology and software that is located within the bounds of an enterprise, typically in the company's data center, instead of running remotely in the cloud or on hosted servers. On-premise solutions are installed on each PC, and not all 3D reconstruction designs may be accessible to all employees.

Application Insights

In terms of application, the market is classified into education, healthcare, aerospace & defense, media & entertainment, construction & architecture, government & public safety, and others. Among these, the construction & architecture segment dominated in 2021, gaining a market share of 25.45%, and is projected to advance at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period.

The construction segment is dominant because 3D reconstruction can be used for 3D surface prototyping of an object, which aids in the diagnosis of wear in machining tools, measurement of the contact area between work-pieces and milling cutters, real-time monitoring of a rail/wheel system, and non-destructive testing of cracks inside machine parts. In October 2022, an eight-lane highway in Madhya Pradesh, India, employed 3D reconstruction to improve the geometry and alignment of the high-speed highway design and long-span bridge.

LN Malviya Projects used three Bentley Systems products: Open Bridge, which provides 3D parametric modeling design environment abilities for drainage, roadway design, surveying, subsurface utilities, and site design; Open Roads Designer, which is mainly used for highways and roads; and STAAD Pro, which is an advanced 3D design software and structural analysis.

Global 3D Reconstruction Technology Market Share, by application, 2021 (%)

The healthcare segment is anticipated to witness the fastest development, rising at a CAGR of 8.2% throughout the forecast period. Because of the expanding use of active 3D reconstruction in the healthcare business during operations and surgical treatments, the healthcare sector is the fastest-growing. The printing of full-scale replicas of skulls is used in 3D reconstruction solutions for jaw or face reconstruction.

Medical applications for 3D reconstruction are many, particularly when combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, allowing medical practitioners to visualize a 3D model of the brain without surgery. In October 2022, RSIP Vision, a company promoting innovations in medical imaging through computer vision and advanced AI solutions, announced a new tool for 3D reconstruction of the ureter.

This tool converts 2D fluoroscopic ureter pictures into a medical-grade 3D model. The physician will utilize the reconstructed model for procedural planning, diagnosis, and real-time navigation during an operation. This vendor-neutral technology will be offered to third-party medical device manufacturers using the viewer and C-arm imaging solutions, giving an advanced 3D tool for a range of urologic operations.

Regional Insights

North America led the overall market in 2021, with a market share of 35.6%. Well-developed infrastructure is propelling the adoption of the latest technologies, including 3D reconstruction technology in North America. 3D reconstruction is majorly being used for medical purposes in North America; for instance, in June 2022, a lady in the U.S. had her external ear repaired with a 3D-printed live tissue implant, in what seems to be the first experiment of its sort.

The technique was created for patients having microtia, a rare congenital disease in which one or even both outer ears are incompletely formed or missing at birth. The transplant was performed in March on a 20-year-old Mexican woman born with a small and deformed right ear, according to the New York Times. The business behind the implants, 3DBio Therapeutics, announced the reconstruction, but more information about the device and technique was unavailable for quick assessment. The second phase of clinical research, with 11 participants, will be held in Los Angeles, California, and San Antonio, Texas.

3D Reconstruction Technology Market Trends by Region

Europe is expected to develop substantially during the forecast period and expand at a CAGR of 7.5%. The region has a highly developed infrastructure and a large research and development base, allowing it to be one of the top revenue providers in the global market throughout the forecast time. In May 2022, Vitestro, a Dutch medical robotics startup, showcased the world's most advanced autonomous blood-drawing equipment at the Netherlands Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine annual conference in Rotterdam.

Vitestro's equipment blends artificial intelligence-based, ultrasound-guided 3D reconstruction with robotic needle insertion to ensure precise and secure blood collection. The venipuncture technique is adaptive to individuals aged 16 and up, as well as comorbidities and puncture difficulties. Vitestro will begin key clinical trials for regulatory clearance in Europe in 2023.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is consolidated and is anticipated to witness increased competition due to the presence of several players. Major players are spending heavily on research and development activities to integrate advanced technologies in 3D reconstruction used for medical and entertainment purposes, which has intensified the competition among these players. Companies are also collaborating with other 3D reconstruction organizations and local & regional players to gain a competitive edge over their peers and capture a significant market share. Some of the key companies in the global 3D reconstruction technology market include:

  • Autodesk Inc.

  • EOS imaging

  • NavVis

  • Pix4D SA

  • Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Skyline Software Systems Inc.

  • 3DHISTECH Ltd.

  • BioVis3D

  • Reconstruct Me


3D Reconstruction Technology Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 1162.0 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2,010.9 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.1% from 2022 to 2030

Historic year

2017 - 2020

Base year for estimation


Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends

Segments covered

Component, type, enterprise size, deployment model, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Autodesk Inc.; EOS imaging; NavVis; Pix4D SA; Bentley Systems, Incorporated; Skyline Software Systems Inc.; 3DHISTECH Ltd.; BioVis3D; Reconstruct Me; ELCOVISION 10

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Global 3D Reconstruction Technology Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global 3D reconstruction technology market report based on the component, type, enterprise size, deployment model, application, and region:

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Software

    • Services

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Active 3D reconstruction

    • Passive 3D reconstruction

  • Enterprise Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Large Enterprise

    • SMEs

  • Deployment Model Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • On-premise

    • Cloud

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Education

    • Healthcare

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Media & Entertainment

    • Construction & Architecture

    • Government & Public Safety

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia-Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

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