Cutting Tools 2016 Volume I — Executive Overview

Cutting Tools 2016

Cutting Tools Volume I - Executive Summary - Global Industry Overview, Analysis & Forecasts: 2015-2020

Completely updated, expanded and revised for 2016! This is the 6th Edition of Dedalus Consulting's Cutting Tools report.

New coverage includes additional end-user markets, over 75 in-depth producer profiles, and more detailed product breakdowns.

This executive summary presents a detailed overview of the global market for cutting tools by product type, total consumption value, demand trends, end-user markets, regions, workpiece materials, and competition. Products covered include: solid tools and indexable inserts; milling, turning and drilling tools. Grades include carbide, ceramic, cermet, cBN/PcBN, diamond and steel. Products are analyzed by country and end-use markets. Market trends and forecasts are provided for the years 2015-2020.

Published: May 2016. Over 75 pages. Over 60 tables and charts.

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Detailed Report Contents

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Scope of Coverage

Scope of Coverage

Introduction

  • Study Objectives
  • Methodology & Sources
  • Statistical Notes

Product Application Types

Milling Tools
  • End/Face Milling
  • Slotting/Slitting
  • Plunge Milling
  • Contouring
  • Profiling
  • Threading
  • Micromachining
  • Other
Turning Tools
  • ISO Turning
  • Parting/Grooving
  • Threading
  • Profiling
  • Micromachining
  • Other
Drilling Tools
  • Standard Depth Drilling
  • Deep Hole Drilling
  • Threading
  • Micromachining
  • Interchangeable Tip
  • Other
Other Cutting Tools
  • Reamers
  • Taps
  • Dies
  • Burrs
  • Other

Tool Types

  • Indexable Inserts
  • Solid Cutting Tools

Cutting Tool Grades

  • Cemented (Tungsten) Carbides
  • High-Speed Steel (HSS)
  • Ceramics
  • Cermets
  • cBN/PcBN
  • Diamond Tools

End-User Industries

Over 21 Countries and Regions covered.Each cutting tools market is specifically broken down by each of the following geographic regions:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical Processing
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Defense/Military
  • Die & Mold
  • Electronics
  • General Machining
  • Job Shops
  • Medical/Research
  • Oil, Gas & Mining
  • Paper & Pulp Industry
  • Power Generation (e.g., wind, solar, hydropower)
  • Transportation (e.g., railroads, shipbuilding, infrastructure)
  • Other

Workpiece Materials

  • Cast Irons
  • Carbon Steels
  • Stainless Steels
  • High-Temperature/Super Alloys
  • Hardened Materials
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Non-Metallics

Geographic Coverage

Over 21 Countries and Regions covered.Each cutting tools market is specifically broken down by each of the following geographic regions:

  • China
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Italy
  • France
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Russia
  • CIS
  • India
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Other EU
  • Other NAFTA
  • Other Europe
  • Other Asia/Pacific
  • Other Latin America
  • Rest of World

Timeframe

  • 2015 base year
  • 2016 Estimated
  • Forecasts: 2015-2020

Section One: Technology Overview

Section One: Technology Overview

Key Industry Terminology

  • General Machining Definitions
    • Applications
    • Tool Grade
    • Workpiece Material
  • Product Type Definitions
    • Solid Cutting Tools
    • Indexable Inserts
      • Geometry
      • Shapes/Angles
  • Application Tool Types Defined
    • Milling Tools
    • Turning Tools
    • Drilling Tools
    • Other Tools (e.g., reamers, burrs, etc.)
    • Micromachining Tools
  • Machining Methods
    • Quick-Change Tooling
    • Modular Tooling
    • High-Speed Machining
    • Coolant Based Machining
    • Dry Machining

Cutting Tool Selection

  • Application Definition
  • Specifications
  • Workpiece Material Evaluation

Advances in General Machining Processes

  • Cutting Tool versus Machine Tool Development
  • Advances and Developments in Machining Techniques
  • Machine Tool Design and Productivity
  • Alternative Machining Methods & Disruptive Technologies
    • Grinding/Abrasive Techniques
    • Machining Centers
    • Horizontal/Vertical Machining
    • Multi-axis machining
    • EDM (Electro-Discharge Machining)
    • ECM (Electro-Chemical Machining)
    • Laser Machining
    • Additive Manufacturing
  • Knowledge Gap: Education on Tool Selection and Machine Capability
  • Educating the Next Generation of Machinists
  • Specialization and Customization Continue to Grow
  • Impact of Advances in Cutting Tool Grade Technology
  • Impact of Advances in Workpiece Material
  • Impact on Tooling and Productivity

Coatings Overview

  • What is a coating?
  • Coatings Processes
    • CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition)
    • PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)
  • Ceramic Coatings
    • TiN, TiCN, TiC, TiCN, TiAlN
    • TiAL Black and gold developments
  • Nanostructured Materials Coatings
  • Diamond Coatings
  • Diamond-like-carbon (DLC) Developments
  • Advances in Coatings Technology

International Standards

  • ANSI Standards
  • ISO (International Standards Organization) Standards
  • JIS, AFNOR, BSI, DIN, UNI, SACS and CAM
  • Meeting international standards
  • Impact of low quality products on the market

Technology Outlook

  • Cutting Tool Technology on the Horizon
  • Challenges and Advances in Materials Science
    • Nanostructured Materials
    • Ultrafine Grain (Micrograin) Carbides
    • Ceramics Evolution
  • Increasing Productivity with New Designs

Section Two: Market Overview

Section Two: Market Overview

Global Cutting Tools Market Overview

  • Total Demand by Country for Cutting Tools ($MM): 2015-2020
  • Trends & Forecasts in Cutting Tool Consumption
  • Factors Affecting Cutting Tool Demand
  • Global Industry Trends
  • World Machining Industry by Product Type ($MM): 2015-2020
  • Machine Tools Industry Overview
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Machine Tools by Region and Type: 2015-2020
  • Trends & Forecasts

Industry Trends & Forecasts

  • Cycles of Growth and Decline
  • High-growth Markets (CAGR by Year)
  • Cutting Tool Producer Strategies in Reducing Costs
  • Machine Shop Strategies in Reducing Costs
  • Offsetting Increasing Labor Costs
  • Reduction of Energy Costs
  • Machine Tool Selection
  • Impacts of Just-In-Time Practices
  • Economics of Machining
  • Economics of High-Speed Machining
  • Economic Benefits of Dry Machining

Supply Chain Analysis

  • Raw Materials
    • Tungsten
    • Cobalt
    • Tantalum
    • High-speed steel
    • Ceramics
      • Aluminum oxide
      • Silicon carbide
    • Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN)
    • PCD Diamond
  • Blanks
  • Coatings

Relevant Legislation

  • Government Oversight & Associations
  • Environmental Impact
  • Waste Removal
  • Coolant Use and Disposal
  • Work Environment and Safety

Regional Market Data and Analysis

  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Region: 2015-2020
  • Regional Trends
  • High growth markets in a slow global economy
  • Developing Nations versus Mature Economies
  • Manufacturing Trends by Country

Distribution Channels

  • Global Demand ($MM) by Distribution Channel: 2015-2020
  • Distribution Channels Defined
    • Direct to the End-User
    • Private Labelling
    • Distributors (international, national regional, local)
    • Manufacturer's Representatives
    • Catalog Houses
    • Online Channels & Mass Merchandisers
    • Value Added Resellers
  • Private Labelling: How This Significant Industry Affects Competition and Brand Name Recognition
  • Multi-Tier Distribution Model: How it Affects Cost to the End-User
  • Channel Mark-ups Explained

Pricing

  • Average Selling Price by Product Type
  • End-User Industry Pricing Analysis
  • Pricing Trends by Country

Cutting Tool Grade Trends

  • Product Grade Overview
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Grade: 2015-2020
  • Cutting Tool Grades
    • Carbide Tools
    • Ceramic Tools
      • Advantages of Ceramic Tools
      • Solid Ceramic Tools, Alumina
      • SiC (silicon carbide), SiN (silicon nitride)
      • SiC Whisker Reinforced Tools
      • CMC (ceramic matrix composites)
    • Cermet Tools
    • CBN/PCBN Tools
    • Diamond Tools
  • General Conclusions

Tool Type

  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Application Product Type — Milling, Turning, Drilling & Other: 2015-2020
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Type — Solid versus Indexable Tooling: 2015-2020
    • Advances in Insert Design and Application
    • Trends in Solid versus Indexable Tooling

Workpiece Material

  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Workpiece Material: 2015-2020
  • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
  • Machining Non-Metallic Materials
    • Plastics
    • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRPs)
    • Ceramic Composites

End-User Analysis

  • Global Demand for Cutting Tools ($MM) by End-User Industry: 2015-2020
  • Statistics & Overall Market Data
  • Forecasts and Predictions: 2020 and Beyond
  • High growth markets in a diverse global economy
  • Key Sectors by Country and Region
  • Factors Affecting End-User Demand
  • Analysis of Criteria for End-User Product Selection
  • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
  • Key End-Users by Industry

Competitive Environment

This section looks at the general competitive factors in the global cutting tools industry. For a more in-depth look at the competitive landscape, see Volume 4 — Competitive Environment: Analysis and Producer Profiles

  • Competitive Market Factors (e.g., pricing, product development...)
  • Major Supplier Sales and Market Share ($MM): 2015-2016
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Competitive Landscape Moving Forward