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Global Touch Probes Market by Type (Optical Touch Probes, Radio Touch Probes, Others), By Application (Machine Tools, CMM, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Touch Probes Market by Type (Optical Touch Probes, Radio Touch Probes, Others), By Application (Machine Tools, CMM, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 155680 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 245 Pages 4.9 (49)

Market Overview:

Touch probes are used to determine the position of a touch point on a workpiece with high accuracy. The global touch probes market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period 2018-2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for machine tools and CMMs across various industries, and the growing adoption of optical touch probes and radio touch probes over other types of touch probes. The global touch probe market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, it is divided into optical touch probes, radio frequency (RF) or inductive proximity sensors (IPS), capacitive proximity sensors (CPS), magnetic field sensors (MFS), eddy current displacement sensors (ECDS), laser interferometers/laser scanners, ultrasound transducers/sonarscanners; and others including Hall effect devices, piezoelectric materials etc.). Optical Touch Probes are further sub-segmented into self-contained optical systems comprising an emitter/sensor head mounted on an articulated arm or probe body; retroreflective systems using one or more mirrors to reflect light back towards its source; diffuse reflective systems using one or more lenses to collect light from all directions around a target object; fiber optic cables with transmitters & receivers at either end that use total internal reflection within glass fibers to guide light between them.

Global Touch Probes Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Touch Probes are used to take measurements on a part or surface. They are important because they allow for precise measurements to be taken without damaging the part or surface.

Optical Touch Probes:

Optical touch probes are a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. They operate in the infrared region of light, which is invisible to human eyes but can be felt by sensitive electronic devices. Optical touch probe works on similar principal as that of a conducting stick or any metal detector at airports. It is used for detecting objects and determining their location in three-dimensional space.

Radio Touch Probes:

Radio touch probes are electronic devices that are used to measure the capacitive touch and radio frequency interference. It is a handheld device which helps in measuring the strength of signals received from a particular location. The probe consists of an antenna, electronics, and software for signal measurement or processing.

The major application areas where radio probes find their use include wireless testing (WLAN/Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) testing, Bluetooth & RFID testing), satellite communications tests.

Application Insights:

The machine tools segment dominated the global touch probes market in 2017. The growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for high precision machine tools, which are used to manufacture various components including gears, spindles, and turntables. These machines need highly sensitive measuring devices that can sense the slightest movement or contact and transmit that information wirelessly through radio waves. Thus, the growing use of CMM¢â‚¬â„¢s is responsible for driving this segment.

The others application segment includes assembly lines where products are put together or attached using screws and other fasteners such as nuts & bolts & clips & grommets etc.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region has witnessed a high adoption of touch probe owing to low cost, easy availability of raw materials, and increasing demand from various end-use industries. Moreover, rising investments by governments for developing manufacturing sector are anticipated to propel product demand in Asia Pacific region.

The machine tool industry is one of the significant sectors contributing towards economic growth in Europe as it creates jobs and boosts innovation across all industrial sectors. Touch technology plays an important role in machine tools as they aid machining processes by providing feedback on operation accuracy thus reducing material removal rates with improved productivity resulting into enhanced profitability for manufacturers operating within European economy.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for touch probes in the automotive and aerospace industries due to the growing need for precision measurement and inspection.
  • Rising demand from medical device manufacturers owing to the increasing use of touch probes in medical applications such as endoscopy, arthroscopy, and laparoscopy.
  • Growing popularity of 3D printing technology that is fueling the demand for touch probes with higher accuracy and resolution levels.
  • Proliferation of micro-manufacturing facilities across various industry verticals that is resulting in an increase in demand for smaller size touch probes with high accuracy levels.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Touch Probes Market Research Report

By Type

Optical Touch Probes, Radio Touch Probes, Others

By Application

Machine Tools, CMM, Others

By Companies

Renishaw, Heidenhain, Hexagon AB, Marposs, Haff-Schneider, ZEISS, Blum-Novotest GmbH, OGP, Harbin Pioneer M&E Technical, Mahr GmbH, Tormach Inc., Metrol, Micro-Vu, Centroid CNC

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Touch Probes Market Report Segments:

The global Touch Probes market is segmented on the basis of:


Optical Touch Probes, Radio Touch Probes, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Machine Tools, CMM, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Renishaw
  2. Heidenhain
  3. Hexagon AB
  4. Marposs
  5. Haff-Schneider
  6. ZEISS
  7. Blum-Novotest GmbH
  8. OGP
  9. Harbin Pioneer M&E Technical
  10. Mahr GmbH
  11. Tormach Inc.
  12. Metrol
  13. Micro-Vu
  14. Centroid CNC

Global Touch Probes Market Overview

Highlights of The Touch Probes Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Optical Touch Probes
    2. Radio Touch Probes
    3. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Machine Tools
    2. CMM
    3. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Touch Probes Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Touch Probes Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Touch probes are a type of input device that allow you to interact with your computer by using your fingertips. Touch probes typically have a small, round button on one end and a flat surface on the other. You can use touch probes to click objects, drag and drop items, or enter text.

Some of the major players in the touch probes market are Renishaw, Heidenhain, Hexagon AB, Marposs, Haff-Schneider, ZEISS, Blum-Novotest GmbH, OGP, Harbin Pioneer M&E Technical, Mahr GmbH, Tormach Inc., Metrol, Micro-Vu, Centroid CNC.

The touch probes market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Touch Probes Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Touch Probes Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Touch Probes Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Touch Probes Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Touch Probes Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Touch Probes Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Touch Probes Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Optical Touch Probes
      5.3.2. Radio Touch Probes
      5.3.3. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Machine Tools
      6.3.2. CMM
      6.3.3. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Touch Probes Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Machine Tools
      9.4.2. CMM
      9.4.3. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Optical Touch Probes
      9.7.2. Radio Touch Probes
      9.7.3. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Touch Probes Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Machine Tools
      10.4.2. CMM
      10.4.3. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Optical Touch Probes
      10.7.2. Radio Touch Probes
      10.7.3. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Touch Probes Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Machine Tools
      11.4.2. CMM
      11.4.3. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Optical Touch Probes
      11.7.2. Radio Touch Probes
      11.7.3. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Touch Probes Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Machine Tools
      12.4.2. CMM
      12.4.3. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Optical Touch Probes
      12.7.2. Radio Touch Probes
      12.7.3. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Touch Probes Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Touch Probes Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Machine Tools
      13.4.2. CMM
      13.4.3. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Touch Probes Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Optical Touch Probes
      13.7.2. Radio Touch Probes
      13.7.3. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Touch Probes Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Touch Probes Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Touch Probes Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Touch Probes Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Renishaw Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Heidenhain Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Hexagon AB Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Marposs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Haff-Schneider Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. ZEISS Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Blum-Novotest GmbH Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. OGP Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Harbin Pioneer M&E Technical Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Mahr GmbH Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Tormach Inc. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Metrol Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Micro-Vu Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Centroid CNC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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