Global Metal Stampings, Forgings and Castings Industry

NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:


Global Metal Stampings, Forgings and Castings Industry


This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Metal Stampings, Forgings, and Castings in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Metal Stampings, Metal Forgings (Iron & Steel Forgings, & Non-Ferrous Forgings), Ferro-Alloy Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, Carbon Steel Castings, & High Alloy Steel Castings, & Other Alloy Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Metal Castings ( Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Lead Castings, Magnesium Castings, ZincCastings, & Miscellaneous Castings). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 1505 companies including many key and niche players such as Alcoa Inc., American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., Amtek Engineering Ltd., Anchor Lamina, Inc., Bharat Forge Limited, Doncasters PLC, Georg Fischer Ltd., Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc., Magna International, Inc., Meridian Technologies, Inc., Metaldyne Corporation, Precision Castparts Corp., Wyman-Gordon, Revstone Industries, SeAH Besteel Corporation, Shiloh Industries, Inc., Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., ThyssenKrupp AG, Tower Automotive, Inc., voestalpine AG, and Worthington Industries Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Product Segments I-4

Metal Stampings I-4

Metal Forgings I-4

Metal Castings I-4






A Prelude II-1

Recession Induced Market Scenario II-1

Impact of Recession II-1

The World Beyond the Recession II-2

Market Trends & Issues II-3

Shift Towards Light Metals II-3

Use Of Lower Grade Steels II-3

Steel Wins Over Aluminium II-3

Employing Environmental Friendly Practices II-4

Aluminium Components Counter balances Heavy Components II-4

Limited Success of Traditional Design Principles II-4

Smaller Lots Production Demand Reduction in Die Costs II-4

Extended Die Life, Decentralized Structure to Achieve Cost

Reduction II-5

Significant Capital Investments II-5

Sophistication Leads to Change in Labor Reforms II-5

Key Statistics: II-6

Table 1: World Metal Casting Market (2010): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Production Volume by Region (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6


Table 2: Worldwide Number of Operating Metalcasting

Facilities (2008): Breakdown by Type and Select Country

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7


Table 3: Global Casting Production (2008): Breakdown of

Production Volume by Select Country and Metal Type (In 000

metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8



Metal Stampings II-9

Automotive Stampings Industry - An Overview II-9

Increasing Outsourcing - Who is Benefiting? II-9

Iron & Steel Dominates the Market II-10

Metal Forgings II-10

Key Challenges in Forging Industry II-11

Technological Trends II-12

Forgings Production Process - A Review II-12

Forging Processes II-12

Impression Die-Forging II-12

Cold, Warm & Hot Forging II-12

Open Die Forging II-13

Ring Roll Forging II-13

Metal Castings II-13

List of Metal Casting Processes II-13

A Lookout on Major Metal Casting Processes II-14

Sand Casting II-14

Green Sand Casting II-14

Chemically Bound Sand Casting II-15

Permanent Mold Casting II-15

Plaster Mold Casting II-15

Die-Casting II-15

Waste Products of Metal Casting Industry II-16

Production Process II-16

Environment Profile II-17

A Glance at Select Metal Castings II-17

Malleable Iron Casting II-17

Steel II-18

Aluminum II-19

Recycling of Aluminum - An Overview II-20

Growing Usage Demands Effective Sorting Process II-20

Magnesium II-21

Blooming Market For Magnesium Die-Castings II-21

Magnesium Alloys - A Chronology of Research and Development

Efforts II-21

R & D Efforts Promise a Bright Future for Magnesium Castings II-22

Zinc Castings II-22

Other Materials II-23

Permanent Mold Casting of Copper Alloys II-23

A Review of Metal Castings Market II-24

Historic Perspective II-24

Industry Scenario II-24

Applications of Castings II-25

Automotive Industry - Major End-Use Market II-25

Few Countries Dominate the Market II-26



A New Approach to Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) Casting II-27

Finite-Element Analysis (FEA) II-27

Brush-based Active Robotic Deburring (BARD) II-27

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) II-28

Statistical Process Control (SPC) II-28

Direct Shell Production Casting (DSPC) II-28

Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) II-28

New Technology from Georg Fischer II-28

New Casting-Cleaning System from Seghers Keppel II-29

Lost Foam Casting - No Longer Ignored II-29

Natural Aging Aluminum Cast Alloys II-29



Superior Industries Acquires Stake in Synergies Castings II-30

Harvey Industries Acquires Former Subsidiary of Hayes Lemmerz

International II-30

Enkei Castalloy to Take Over Business and Assets of Two Companies II-30

Kinetic Die Casting Takes Over Coast Die Casting II-30

HA International Takes Over Wedron Flux Product Range from

Black Lab II-30

Alcoa Divests ATPE to BDW Technologies II-31

Southern Ispat and Energy Take Over New Tech Forge II-31

Norcast Wear Acquires Swanmet Assets and Norcast Castings II-31

Grede Foundries Merges with Citation to Form Grede Holdings II-31

Pace Industries Takes Over Del Mar Industries' Zinc Die

Casting Business II-31

3D Systems Takes Over Moeller Design & Development II-32

3D Systems Takes Over Protometal and CEP II-32

Rio Tinto Alcan to invest at Aluminum Casting Operation II-32

Ashland Signs Contractual Agreement with Sud-Chemie II-32

Revstone Industries Acquires Kaiser Aluminum Forged Metals Plant II-33

U.S. Foundry & Manufacturing Takes Over TRW Warrenton Casting

Center II-33

URV USA to Establish New Foundry II-33

Ahresty Inks Investment Agreement with Administrative

Committee of Hefei II-34

BHEL Inks Technology Transfer Pact with Sheffield Forgemasters II-34

Batesville Tool & Die to Expand Facility II-34

Reedplate Investments Acquires Die & Pressure Castings II-34

Twin City Die Castings Forms Joint Venture with CRP India II-35

Ashley Alteams India Private Limited Establishes Manufacturing

Facility II-35

Oshkosh and ECK Industries Joins University of Wisconsin-Madison II-35

Tayo Rolls Establishes Integrated Facility II-36

Nuclear Power Corporation Inks Joint Venture Agreement with

Larsen & Toubro II-36

ProMetal RCT Establishes New Unit II-36

Thresher Industries Purchases Stahl Self-Pouring Autocast Machine II-36

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