Global Metal Stampings, Forgings and Castings Industry

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Global Metal Stampings, Forgings and Castings Industry

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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 and Steel Forgings, and Non-Ferrous Forgings), Ferro-Alloy Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, Carbon Steel Castings, and High Alloy Steel Castings, and Other Alloy Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Metal Castings ( Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Lead Castings, Magnesium Castings, ZincCastings, and 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 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 1530 companies including many key and niche players such as Alcoa Inc., American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., Amtek Engineering Ltd., Anchor Lamina, Inc., Bharat Forge Limited, Bohler-Uddeholm AG, 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., and Worthington Industries Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Product Segments 4

Metal Stampings 4

Metal Forgings 4

Metal Castings 4

2. MARKET OVERVIEW & ANALYSIS 5

A Prelude 5

Current Market Scenario 5

Impact of Recession 5

The World Beyond the Recession 6

Outlook 7

Market Trends & Issues 7

Shift Towards Light Metals 7

Use Of Lower Grade Steels 7

Steel Wins Over Aluminium 8

Employing Environmental Friendly Practices 8

Aluminium Components Counter balances Heavy Components 8

Limited Success of Traditional Design Principles 8

Smaller Lots Production Demand Reduction in Die Costs 9

Extended Die Life, Decentralized Structure to Achieve Cost

Reduction 9

Significant Capital Investments 9

Sophistication Leads to Change in Labor Reforms 9

Key Statistics: 10

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

Breakdown of Production Volume by Region (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Table 2: Worldwide Number of Operating Metalcasting

Facilities (2008): Breakdown by Type and Select Country

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

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

Production Volume by Select Country and Metal Type (In 000

metric tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 12

3. METALWORKING INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW 13

Metal Stampings 13

Automotive Stampings Industry - An Overview 13

Increasing Outsourcing - Who is Benefiting? 13

Iron & Steel Dominates the Market 14

Metal Forgings 14

Key Challenges in Forging Industry 15

Technological Trends 16

Forgings Production Process - A Review 16

Forging Processes 16

Impression Die-Forging 16

Cold, Warm & Hot Forging 16

Open Die Forging 17

Ring Roll Forging 17

Metal Castings 17

List of Metal Casting Processes 17

A Lookout on Major Metal Casting Processes 18

Sand Casting 18

Green Sand Casting 18

Chemically Bound Sand Casting 19

Permanent Mold Casting 19

Plaster Mold Casting 19

Die-Casting 19

Waste Products of Metal Casting Industry 20

Production Process 20

Environment Profile 21

A Glance at Select Metal Castings 21

Malleable Iron Casting 21

Steel 22

Aluminum 23

Recycling of Aluminum - An Overview 24

Growing Usage Demands Effective Sorting Process 24

Magnesium 25

Blooming Market For Magnesium Die-Castings 25

Magnesium Alloys - A Chronology of Research and Development

Efforts 25

R & D Efforts Promise a Bright Future for Magnesium Castings 26

Zinc Castings 26

Other Materials 27

Permanent Mold Casting of Copper Alloys 27

A Review of Metal Castings Market 28

Historic Perspective 28

Industry Scenario 28

Applications of Castings 29

Automotive Industry - Major End-Use Market 29

Few Countries Dominate the Market 30

4. TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS 31

A New Approach to Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) Casting 31

Finite-Element Analysis (FEA) 31

Brush-based Active Robotic Deburring (BARD) 31

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) 32

Statistical Process Control (SPC) 32

Direct Shell Production Casting (DSPC) 32

Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) 32

New Technology from Georg Fischer 32

New Casting-Cleaning System from Seghers Keppel 33

Lost Foam Casting - No Longer Ignored 33

Natural Aging Aluminum Cast Alloys 33

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 34

Superior Industries Acquires Stake in Synergies Castings 34

Harvey Industries Acquires Former Subsidiary of Hayes Lemmerz

International 34

Enkei Castalloy to Take Over Business and Assets of Two Companies 34

Kinetic Die Casting Takes Over Coast Die Casting 34

HA International Takes Over Wedron Flux Product Range from

Black Lab 34

Alcoa Divests ATPE to BDW Technologies 35

Southern Ispat and Energy Take Over New Tech Forge 35

Norcast Wear Acquires Swanmet Assets and Norcast Castings 35

Grede Foundries Merges with Citation to Form Grede Holdings 35

Pace Industries Takes Over Del Mar Industries' Zinc Die

Casting Business 35

3D Systems Takes Over Moeller Design & Development 36

3D Systems Takes Over Protometal and CEP 36

Rio Tinto Alcan to invest at Aluminum Casting Operation 36

Ashland Signs Contractual Agreement with Sud-Chemie 36

Revstone Industries Acquires Kaiser Aluminum Forged Metals Plant 37

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

Center 37

URV USA to Establish New Foundry 37

Ahresty Inks Investment Agreement with Administrative

Committee of Hefei 38

BHEL Inks Technology Transfer Pact with Sheffield Forgemasters 38

Batesville Tool & Die to Expand Facility 38

Reedplate Investments Acquires Die & Pressure Castings 38

Twin City Die Castings Forms Joint Venture with CRP India 39

Ashley Alteams India Private Limited Establishes Manufacturing

Facility 39

Oshkosh and ECK Industries Joins University of Wisconsin-Madison 39

Tayo Rolls Establishes Integrated Facility 40

Nuclear Power Corporation Inks Joint Venture Agreement with

Larsen & Toubro 40

ProMetal RCT Establishes New Unit 40

Thresher Industries Purchases Stahl Self-Pouring Autocast Machine 40

General Motors Invests to Refurbish Facilities 41

Samco Metals and Alloys to Establish Alloy Steel Castings

Facility 41

Aerocast International Inks Agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft 41

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