Global Contact Probe Market - 2020-2027
発行: DataM Intelligence
Contact probe is testing instrument which can be fit into assembly line of the electronic devices manufacturing industries for testing of semiconductor, electronics and electrical devices. The equipment helps to reduce the labor cost, time and manual efforts involved in the semiconductor manufacturing process by ensuring high quality of the devices.
The size of such test equipment varies from small computer-driven dedicated fixed purpose testers to large programmable machines. The cost of the equipment also varies according to the size. Contact probe are test equipment devices perform wafer testing or wafer sorting for the semiconductor device.
The contact probes provide accurate testing of the irregular shapes roughness testing of the surface of equipments. Hence contact probes are preferred in wide variety of applications including manufacturing industries, automotives, electronics, semiconductors and many more. The global contact probe market valued USD XX million in 2019 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% to reach USD XX million by 2027.
The market is driven by the rising demand for contact probe in automotives, consumer electronics, packaging, automation industries, aerospace and defense etc. The contact probes are widely used in the manufacturing facilities of consumer electronics for accurate measurement of the devices.
However, high cost of the smart touch probe for shaping urban and production ecosystems has hampered the contact probe market. There is a rise in adoption of the advanced technology for enhancing the productivity, efficiency & quality across manufacturing, industrial, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Further launching of touch probes by the leading players has created huge opportunity for the contact probe market.
For instance, on 5th March 2020, Renishaw launched on machine 3D scanning probe OSP60 with sprint technology that minimizes cycle time and maximizes data density, by making probing viable in applications which strengthen manufacturing processes and gains operational advantages.
The global contact probe market is segmented based on type, product, transmission, machine, technology, end-user and region.
In terms of type the global contact probe market is bifurcated into 3D touch probes, 2D spindle probes, tool-length measuring probesand tool touch-off probes. Among these, 2D spindle probes segment has the highest market share in 2019 owing to manufacturing capacities by the leading players have created huge opportunity for this market.
Similarly, 3D touch probes, spindle probes, tool-length measuring probes and tool touch-off probes segments are also growing at fast pace owing to surge in the launching of advanced technology based touch probe by the leading players. For instance in 2019 Mahr company launched variable-drive MarSurf VD series probe that enables roughness and contour measurements to be performed on the same machine. Highly dynamic contour probe system can easily and quickly change between a high-precision roughness probe systems depending on the measuring task.
Depending upon the product, the global contact probe market is divided into battery contacts, short travel probes, fine pitch probes, double plunger probes, interface probes, coaxial probes, radio frequency probes (RF probes), high current probes, threaded probes, wire harness probes, step probes, switch probes, twist proof probes, push back probes and others.
Among this, radio frequency probes has the highest market share in 2019, owing to increase in the demand for the industrial applications including healthcare medical devices, electronics devices etc. For instance on 25th Feb 2019, Medtronic launched Accurian Radio Frequency ablation system with chip-enhanced probes for easy on-screen detection system in the United States.
Similarly, battery contacts, short travel probes, fine pitch probes, double plunger probes, interface probes, coaxial probes, high current probes, threaded probes, wire harness probes, step probes, switch probes, twist proof probes, push back probes segments are also increasing usage at faster pace owing to rising the demand for the automationand robotics around the globe.
For instance on 23rd Oct 2019, Verisurf launched Renishaw ph20 probe with 5-axis probe-head for accurate and enhanced motion control, with improved touch-trigger and calibration technology. Further increasing the launching of the contact probe for the 3D measurement of the complex parts for the accurate and precise operations have propelled the single coaxial probes.
On the basis of transmission, the global contact probe market is divided into infrared, radio and hard wired. Among this hard-wired segment has the highest share in 2019, owing to increasing the demand in the small manufacturing applications such as grinding, cutting, finishing dimension detection and centering of a work.
Similarly, infrared and radio segments are also growing at faster pace owing to raising the global demand for measurement using automotives, aerospace, packaging and many other related sectors all over the world. In automotive, contact probes are used for the accurate measurement of the vehicle parts like body panels, chassis, seating etc.
Depending on component, global contact probe market is divided into software and hardware. Among this hardware segment has the highest market share in the global contact probe market owing to increase in the demand for automation parts for manufacturing for the applications including robotics, automotive, aerospace and defense etc.
According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) report, the annual global sales value of robotics has reached to around US$ 16.5 billion in 2018 with recorded sale of 422,000 units globally in the same year. This propels the hardware segmental growth in the contact probe market.
Similarly, software segment is also growing at fast pace for the global contact probe market owing to increasing the launching of new software base solutions for the efficient, labor cost saving and faster operations in the manufacturing industries.
On the basis of the technology, the global contact probe market is divided into automatic, semi-automatic and manual. Among this semi-automatic segment has the highest share in 2019, this is due to rising the demand for the semi-automatic machines for manufacturing parts related to various end-user industries.
Similarly, automatic and manual segment is also growing at fast pace wing to rising the industry 4.0 revolution due to growing compact and efficient consumer electronics, automotives and many more. For instance 18th Dec 2017, Dutch company Mako Machines & Konstrukties launched automatic styli cleaner for Coordinate Measuring machines (CMM) which facilitate automatically cleaning of CMM styli and can also be used integral to a measurement cycle.
On the basis of machine, the global contact probe market is divided into CNC Machining Center, CNC Turning Center, ICT/FCT Probes and others. Among this CNC machining center has the highest market share in 2019. This is primarily due to increasing the advanced technology based CNC machines for accurate and precise part cutting operations by ensuring dimensional measurement using contact probes.
Similarly, CNC Turning Center, ICT/FCT Probes segments are also growing at fastest pace due to industrialization and adoption of advanced technology for manufacturing.
Depending upon the end-user, the global contact probe market is divided into automotive, aerospace and defense, electronic, general machining, healthcare, chemicals and petrochemical, oil and gas, it and telecom and others. Among this, automotive segment has the highest market share owing to increasing the sale of the electric vehicles around the globe. According to the International Energy Agency report in 2019, the total electric vehicle sale has been reached to around 5.2 million which propels the demand for the contact probes used for manufacturing various part of the vehicles. aerospace and defense, electronic, general machining, healthcare, chemicals and petrochemical, oil and gas, IT and telecom segments are also growing at faster pace owing to the various government investment for infrastructure and equipment developments related to aerospace, telecom sector due to rising population demand.
By region, the global contact probe market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. Among all of the regions, Asia-Pacific is the dominated region for the global contact probe market and expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period due to growing the manufacturing facilities with growing population demand for consumers electronics, automotives etc with the contact probe based products followed by North America region.
Further Asia-Pacific region has increased the demand for commercial and public infrastructure due to urbanization and population growth. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) report the Asia/Pacific region has the highest presence of leading manufacturer and the insulation market has accounted for over 40% of global revenue in this market.
High industrialization rates and increased construction spending in the emerging economies like China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines have driven the need for better contact probe market. North America is also growing at fast pace for the insulation foam market owing to growing demand for thermal insulation in commercial and residential buildings followed by Europe region.
Further the market is driven by rising the consume awareness regarding energy conservation and regulatory policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the help of the better foam insulating materials in the building & construction sector. North America growth for Contact Probe market is also influenced by government initiatives such as the Weatherization Assistance Program, which promotes thermal insulation, especially in low income households.
The global contact probe market is highly competitive with the presence of several international and local markets. Product diversification, revenue generationopportunities intensify the market competition. FEINMETALL GmbH, Marposs S.p.A., Renishaw plc., Hexagon AB, DR. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH, Blum-Novotest GmbH, Tormach, Inc., METROL Co., Ltd., Centroid Corporation, Quality Vision International, Mahr GmbH and Zeiss are the leading market players with significant market share.
There is rising technology advancement for the measurement on machine tools for inspecting the thickness of a part's have created huge opportunity for contact probe market. For instance on 2nd Sep 2020, the Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division launched ground-breaking ultrasonic probe for automated wall thickness measurement on machine tools designed for wet machining.
Companies are entering into the collaborations, acquisitions, mergersand licensing for increasing their market penetration.
*The global Contact Probe market report will provide access to approximately 82 market data tables, 90 figures, and 248 pages.