Laser Tracker Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2022 - 2030
Laser Tracker Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2022 - 2030

Laser Tracker Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Hardware, Software, Service); By Application (Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy & Power, Others); By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date:Oct-2022
  • Pages: 118
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2698
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018-2020

Report Outlook

The global laser tracker market was valued at USD 603.4 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period. The global laser tracker market is projected to expand quickly in the following period. The development of distance measurement technology and the increasing use of laser-based technology in various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, defense, and others are the main drivers propelling the market.

Laser Tracker Market Size
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Additionally, introducing new products and solutions and the continuous increase in investment in laser tracker technology would drive the market demand for laser trackers throughout the forecast period. For instance, in June 2022, Hexagon's Intelligence business introduced the “Leica Absolute Tracker AT500 and B-Probeplus”. The AT500 has an extended operating temperature range, a new integrated controller architecture, and enhanced reflector and probing measurement performance. It is also entirely IP54-rated for environmental protection.

The laser tracker's ability to measure massive objects in three dimensions is a benefit. An arm-type CMM has a constrained measuring range, and three-dimensional measurements and accuracy might be challenging when using a hand instrument like a caliper or a tape measure. These scenarios call for the employment of laser trackers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had some negative consequences on the market. Government-imposed lockdowns in different regions of the world have logically decreased demand. Manufacturing, supply chain operations, and other elements are blamed for it. Due to the pandemic, supply chain disruptions have allowed users to realize damaging repercussions on their manufacturing and business processes.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Laser trackers are highly portable and contain an inbuilt battery that enables them to operate in challenging conditions while retaining the highest precision level. Modern lasers are portable and highly accurate when used within a practical measurement range. Additionally, current systems are Wi-Fi enabled, allowing even more fluid communication between sensors to speed up data transfer.

The growing demand for three-dimensional measurement solutions in various industries, such as defense, aerospace, automotive, and energy, automation of robotic systems, and an increase in the number of advancements in distance measurement technology are some of the significant factors that are anticipated to boost the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Also contributing to the expansion of the laser tracker market during the aforementioned anticipated timeframe will be the rising number of car and aviation manufacturers and the rising demand for research and development activities in 3D measurement techniques.

The market growth of laser trackers within the previously mentioned anticipated timeframe will likely be constrained by the availability of replacements for inspection and the requirement to address alignment faults.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on type, application, and region.

By Type

By Application

By Region

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Service
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy & Power
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Israel, South Africa)

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The Hardware segment is expected to witness the fastest growth

In 2021, the hardware segment will have a significant share. The hardware has been divided into a laser tracker head, controller, retroreflector, computer system, and necessary peripherals. The following subcategories have been added: stands, tripods, interfaces; power supply units; power cables; battery chargers and sets; and others. Rental and installation, and training are additional service segments.

A laser tracker measurement system consists of a collection of hardware and sensors handled by the machine in order to measure position and orientation in real time. Accurate definition or updating of these positions requires information from various sources, including linear encoders, inertial measurement units (IMU), and laser trackers (optical devices). The actual measurement system used in CALS is a computer-aided laser tracker measurement system. A laser tracker, a tripod, a measurement arm, and other components make up the hardware of this instrument.

The Manufacturing segment accounted for the second-largest market share in 2021

The manufacturing segment is expected to dominate the market during the projection period. In the manufacturing industry, laser-based technologies give robust welding or cutting capabilities with extreme precision. They are ideally suited for the robotics, automotive, and industrial sectors because of their capacity to modify and manipulate materials.

Additionally, it makes it possible to produce goods with greater accuracy faster while utilizing fewer resources and materials. The healthcare industry is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. The expanding use of laser technology for ontogenetic research, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, confocal microscopy, laser vision correction, and dermatological treatment.

Moreover, Laser trackers integrate data into production processes, which facilitates better quality control, increases  throughput or output rates, decreases cycle times, and ultimately aids the companies that manufacture large-scale precision machining equipment.

The demand in the Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth

As laser trackers are used for quality control and inspection, calibration, and alignment reasons in various industries, including automotive, aerospace & defense, general manufacturing, and energy & power, the Asia-Pacific market is seeing growth. Another factor contributing to expanding the laser tracker market in this area is the development of smart factories in nations like China and India.

The region is the center of the world's semiconductor, car, and other consumer industry manufacturing. Additionally, India is anticipated to have the highest growth in the market over the study period. By 2028, India is predicted to be the third-largest automobile market in the world in terms of volume. Laser trackers have enormous growth potential in these industries for applications due to the rising penetration of electric vehicles and the concerning production of solar modules.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include Hexagon,  Faro Technologies, Automated Precision, Variation Reduction Solutions., InnovMetric Software, VMT GmbH, CHOTEST TECHNOLOGY, Mitutoyo, 3D Systems, Hubbs Machine., PLX Inc, FARO Technologies, Novanta, and Avon-Dynamic.

Recent Developments

  • In April 2022, The most recent version of InnovMetric's intelligent “3D metrology digital ecosystem, PolyWorks 2022”, was released. It significantly increases the potential of the environment in which it is built. At any later in the process, users can deploy a CAD model with nominal features and employ these changes to the already-measured items.
  • In May 2021, API Metrology partnered with Mitutoyo Corporation to make available through Mitutoyo's global network API's portable dimensional metrology, particularly laser measurement.

Laser Tracker Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2022

USD 636.1 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1,042.8 million


6.4% from 2022 – 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 – 2020

Forecast period

2022 – 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments Covered

By Type, By Application,  By Region

Regional scope

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

Key Companies

Hexagon, Faro Technologies, Automated Precision, Variation Reduction Solutions., InnovMetric Software, VMT GmbH, CHOTEST TECHNOLOGY, Mitutoyo,  3D Systems, Hubbs Machine., PLX Inc, FARO Technologies, Novanta, and Avon-Dynamic.