MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – The need for dimensional metrology solutions to measure new aircraft designs or the latest lightweight bodies and components will sustain the metrology market. Demand from leading aerospace manufacturers for customized, end-to-end solutions is the primary driver for the market. The top five dimensional metrology companies account for 51 percent of the total market, with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and laser trackers being the most widely used metrology solutions. The key factors behind the success of these companies are their global presence, wide product portfolio, technical expertise, and robust project management skills.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, Assessment of the Global Dimensional Metrology Market in the Aerospace Industry, finds that the market earned revenue of $482.9 million in 2012 and estimates this to reach $592.1 million in 2017. The research covers CMM, measurement gages, vision measuring machines (VMMs) as well as optical digitizers and scanners.

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