8 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 Further key findings from the report suggest: • Adoption of 3D scanning technology in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sectors is at a nascent stage. As the equipment and service costs of 3D scanners decrease, the opportunity for leveraging 3D scanning across the AEC sector is expected to become more tangible. • The technology offers several potential benefits for project development, operations, and maintenance of existing assets, which are not completely realized by the customers. • Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness immense growth opportunities from automotive and architectural sectors over the forecast period. • Key players in the 3D scanning market include Nikon Metrology NV; Autodesk, Inc.; Hexagon AB; FARO Technologies; David Vision Systems GmbH; Basis Software, Inc.; Artec 3D; Fuel3D Technologies Limited; Creaform, Inc.; and GOM GmbH.