The global metal powder market size is anticipated to reach USD 5.87 billion by 20257, expanding at a revenue-based CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period 2020 to 2027.
Increase in automotive and industrial component manufacturing output is anticipated to drive the demand for metal powders in the industries, which in turn is projected to fuel the market growth. Rising demand from component manufacturing owing to benefits such as reduced manufacturing time, cost efficiency, high volume capacity, less wastage, and recyclability is expected to further drive the growth. In comparison to casting, extrusion, forging, and machining; Powder metallurgy offers maximum raw material utilization and requires least amount of materials and energy.
Metal powder based components are extensively used in various end-use industries including automotive, industrial, electronics, firearms, and healthcare. Powder metallurgy is capable of producing structural, magnetic, and next generation high-performance parts and tribological components. The growth in end-use industries is anticipated to propel the demand for Powdered Metal (PM) parts during the forecast period.
Increasing sales of automotive components is a positive sign for the growth of the market for metal powder, for instance, the Indian auto component industry witnessed a growth rate of 18.3% from 2017 to 2018. With growing focus on lightweight and electric vehicles, the demand for metal powder is expected to spur in near future. The PM parts are largely used in the firearms industry for triggers, rifle bolt, and pistol breech block among others. In 2018, U.S. was the largest firearms producer in the world and witnessed a rise in production by 4.1% from 2017 to 2018.
Various powdered metal parts, such as intestinal stapler gear system, kidney dialysis spring seat, and osteoporosis pen ratchet find application in the medical industry while copings, partials, and bridges are used in the dental industry. Increasing healthcare spending is anticipated to propel the production of PM parts over the forecast period. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2018, the healthcare spending in low and middle-income countries increased by 6% while it witnessed a rise by 4% in the high-income countries.
Asia Pacific is the major producer of Powdered Metal (PM) parts and hence, is expected to lead the global market over the forecast period. China accounted for a revenue share of 61% in the region and with 183.7 kilotons PM production in 2018.
Press and sinter, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), and Additive Manufacturing (AM) are the manufacturing processes of PM parts, where AM is witnessing rapid growth. The ease of making extremely complex parts and the freedom of design associated with AM is anticipated to propel the use and thus, manufacturers are investing in metal powder facilities for catering to the 3D printing industry.
The metal powder market is highly competitive in nature with the presence key players like Höganäs AB and GKN. The manufacturers are striving to mark and sustain their presence with R&D investments and technological advancements. For example, in 2018, LPW Technology opened an AM Metal Powder manufacturing plant in Cheshire, U.K., dedicated to additive manufacturing.
Höganäs AB, GKN, CNPC Powders, Pometon Powders, Sandvik AB, and Rio Tinto Metal Powders are the key manufacturers, with Höganäs AB capturing the largest market share. The key players are adopting strategies such as mergers and acquisition and capacity expansion for strengthening their market position and expanding their regional presence.
In November 2018, SMS Group commenced operations at its first plant for producing high quality metal powder for catering to the 3D printing industry.Also, in 2018, Uddeholm opened a new production plant for metal powders used for 3D printed industrial tools, worth an investment of (€7.5 million) USD 8.3 million, in Sweden. The company aims at producing five AM products from 2019-2023 in the field of industrial tools.
Further key findings from the report suggest:
North America is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.8% in terms of volume over the forecast period on account of increasing manufacturing facilities for PM parts in U.S.
Ferrous segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.7% in terms of revenue, on account of its high production, easy availability, and low cost
Additive manufacturing is expected to witness a CAGR of 9.3% over the forecast period in terms of revenue, on account of increasing adaption of 3D printing in various end-use industries
Press and sinter segment held the largest market share of 88.3% in terms of revenue, in 2018 due to the ability to produce PM parts in large volumes at low cost
MIM was the second largest technology segment in 2018, attributed to the benefits such as better surface finish, high density and tensile strength, and mass production
The Metal Powder market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Metal Powder market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
This report focuses on the global Metal Powder market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Metal Powder market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Metal Powder market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.
In terms of production side, this report researches the Metal Powder capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Metal Powder by regions (countries) and application.
Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Metal Powder market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.
With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Metal Powder market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Metal Powder market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.
The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.
Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Metal Powder industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.
Metal Powder market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Metal Powder market.
Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Metal Powder market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Metal Powder market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Metal Powder. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Metal Powder. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Press & Sinter
Metal Injection Molding
Aerospace & Defense
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Metal Powder are as follows:
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