Measuring tools can be used to measure either the roughness or contours of work pieces. Contour measurements can be performed with different surface measuring machines. Measuring devices are extremely precise and deliver constant accuracy with the help of the digital probing system and robust software. The contour measurement run is highly automatic, which prevents operator faults. The use of contour measurement systems saves time, money, and resources. Contour measuring instruments can measure different axis or combination of axes. Various contour measurement systems are designed for various applications such as temperature compensation and other measurement activities. Contour measurement systems are used in cylinder heads, gears, and crankshafts. Contour measuring systems can be either mobile or stationary. They are used for precise measurement in different laboratories. Technological advancements are expected to offer attractive expansion opportunities to the aerospace industry.
There is a significant increase in the adoption of contour measuring systems due to technical advancements, which is contributing prominently to market growth. Furthermore, contour measurement systems provide higher accuracy, higher measuring speed, travel rapidity, and easy maintenance. Therefore, they are highly preferred by end-users. A rise in the adoption of contour measurement systems in the automotive sector is expected to drive contour measurement systems market growth during the forecast period. The electrical industry is also expected to offer the contour measurement systems market significant growth opportunities. However, lack of awareness regarding the implementation of contour measuring systems is expected to limit the expansion of the global market in the coming years. Furthermore, lack of skilled labor in developing countries is anticipated to restrain the contour measurement systems market. Nevertheless, an increasing emphasis of enterprises on deploying tools with high accuracy is estimated to offer prominent growth opportunities to the contour measurement systems market in the coming years.
The global contour measurement systems market can be segmented based on component, type, end-user, application, and region. Based on component, the contour measurement systems market can be classified into hardware and software. The software segment can be further categorized into standalone and integrated. In terms of type, the contour measurement systems market can be segmented into 2D, 3D, and 4D. Based on application, the contour measurement systems market can be divided into automotive, mechanical engineering, medical technology, optics, calibration labs, electrical energy, aerospace, and others. The automotive industry is often at the forefront of surface and contour measurement. Applications of contour measurement systems in the automotive industry include measurements on crankshafts, engine parts, camshafts, and transmission components. The dimension of the root geometry together with roughness measurement for synchronous rings safeguards both easy and smooth gear replacing and extended service life.
In terms of region, the global contour measurement systems market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America is anticipated to dominate the market, due to an increase in collaboration among educational institutions, rise in demand for specific skills among individuals, and swift technological advancements. Large presence of enterprises that use contour measurement systems is also likely to contribute to market growth. Technological advancements in the field of measurements systems is expected to drive across North America region.
Contour measuring instruments enable macro analysis, which offers real-time output function. The users’ can magnify contour date of measurements with remarkable ease. Users can measure circular contours such as crankshaft corner journals and pin radii. Various players are entering the contour measurement systems market. Key players operating in the market include ZEISS, Jenoptik, Mitutoyo, Mahr GmbH, Willrich Precision Instrument Company, Inc., TOP Metrology, NK Measuring Instruments Sdn Bhd, T&S Gesellschaft für Längenprüftechnik mbH, Micro-Epsilon, and AMETEK.Inc. Major players are executing numerous approaches such as production innovation, mergers & acquisitions, R&D investments, partnerships, and others in order to remain competitive in the market.
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