Ion Milling System Market

Ion Milling System Market



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The ion milling system market is expected to grow at a CAGR 7.59% rate during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing demand for high-end microscopy systems in various applications and technological advancements in microscopes are expected to drive the market. Increasing demand in the emerging market in developing countries is expected to provide substantial growth opportunities to players in the market.

Cross-section milling to growing at the highest CAGR for the market during the forecast period. Ion milling systems are used widely as instruments for preparing cross-section samples for scanning electron microscope (SEM), with applications in fields such as materials sciences and semiconductor materials. In general, cross-section milling systems are used for samples for which mechanical polishing is difficult, such as bulk samples or samples with multilayer structures.

FIB electron microscopy is expected to hold a major share of the ion millings system market. FIB is a robust and extremely reliable technique ideal for quality inspection. It has evolved due to advances in the field of ion microscopes and through the development of high-resolution liquid metal ion sources. The increasing usage of FIB in nanotechnology and structural biology is expected to drive the growth of the FIB market in the near future.

Polymer sample material will account for the largest share of the market in 2019. Ceramics are generally non-metallic inorganic solids that are prepared by heating powder or slurry. Ceramic samples are mostly brittle and are therefore very difficult to thin mechanically to a low starting thickness for ion milling. The ion milling of insulators often leads to static charging of the surface of the sample; this, in turn, reduces the sputter rate.

North America is expected to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period. In North America, increasing demand for ion milling systems provides a huge opportunity for nanomechanical testing in sectors such as industrial, life sciences, semiconductor, and material development applications, among many others. North America is the largest adopter of ion milling systems used in testing at present, and the trend is likely to continue in the coming years.

Key market players in the market include Veeco Instruments Inc. (US), Leica Microsystems Gmbh (Germany), Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (Japan), Gatan, Inc. (US), Intlvac Thin Film Corporation (US), AJA International Inc. (US), Nano-Master, Inc. (US), Nordiko Technical Services Ltd. (UK), scia Systems GmbH (Germany), and Technoorg Linda co. ltd. (Hungary).

Key Questions Addressed by the Report

  • Where will all these developments take the industry in the mid-to-long term?
  • What are the upcoming trends in the market?
  • What are the opportunities for various players who exist at present and are planning to enter at different stages of the value chain?
  • How inorganic growth strategies implemented by key players will impact the growth rate of the market, and who will have the undue advantage?
  • What are the current investment trends in the market?


Market Definition

Study Scope

Study Period


2. Research Methodology

Secondary Research

Primary Research

Research Design

Data Validation

Limitation and Assumptions

3. Executive Overview

4. Market Overview





5. Ion Milling System Market, By Application

Forensic Laboratories

Medical Research Institute

Semiconductor Manufacturing

Geological Institues

Food Analysis


6. Ion Milling System Market, By Electron Microscopy Type




7. Ion Milling System Market, By Sample Material






8. Ion Milling System Market, By Product Type

Cross Section Milling

Flat Surface Milling

9. Ion Milling System Market, By Region

North America









     Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific



     South Korea



     Rest of APAC

Middle East


     Saudi Arabia

     Rest of Middle East

Rest of the World

     Latin America


10. Company Profiles

Veeco Instruments Inc.

Gatan, Inc

AJA International Inc.

Nordiko Technical Services Ltd.

Technoorg Linda Co. Ltd.

Leica Microsystems GmbH

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation

Intlvac Thin Film Corporation

Nano-Master, Inc.

Scia Systems GmbH

11. Appendix



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