Powder Metallurgy: Global Markets to 2022

 Published On: Nov, 2017 |    No of Pages: 143 |  Published By: BCC Research | Format: PDF
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The global powder shipments market should reach 4.7 billion pounds (in volume) and $10.9 billion by 2022 (in value) from 3.6 billion pounds and $7.3 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% and 8.2%, respectively, from 2017 to 2022.

Report Includes

-An overview of the global markets for powder metallurgy
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
-Discussion of manufacturing capability and consumption by regional markets
-Examinations of industry standards, government and industry support, and other key factors related to the success of powder metallurgy
-Projections of technological issues, trends, and other influential factors
-Profiles of leading companies in the industry that manufacture powder metal and other related materials used in the process, such as ceramics and nanopowders, special alloys, and metal matrix composites; and companies that make parts and components for automotive products, industrial and tolling equipment, recreation and hobby items, appliances, business machines, and other products

Study Goals and Objectives

This report, an update of an earlier BCC Research analysis, aims to provide the most up-to-date information on the current status of the global powder metallurgy market and to assess its growth potential from 2016 to 2022. The different types of metal powders and their consumption in various applications are of particular interest.

Reasons for Doing This Study

The powder metallurgy (PM) industry has seen steady growth since the 1980s. Much of this growth was derived from metal powder-based parts used to replace castings, forgings and machined parts. The industry has consistently demonstrated that it can meet manufacturer demand at a lower cost compared with other technologies.

PM technology is still evolving, and the industry has adopted particulates (i.e., powders, materials not made solely of metals). Products are also changing, and PMs can be adapted or modified to meet their demands. BCC Research last examined this market in February 2016, and it now considers this an appropriate time to analyze recent developments.

Scope of Report

This report analyzes the PM industry on a global basis, including manufacturing capability and consumption by regional markets. It also examines industry standards, government and industry support, and other key factors related to the success of PM.

Market drivers within the industry are identified. The quantity and value of various powders and parts shipments are projected from 2016 to 2017, and then over a 5-year period from 2017 to 2022. Technological issues and trends are projected and other influential factors are discussed.

The report identifies major manufacturers of powder metal and other related materials, including ceramics and nanopowders, special alloys and metal matrix composites. It also includes companies that make parts and components for automotive products, industrial and tooling equipment, recreation and hobby items, appliances, business machines and other products.

Information Sources

BCC Research has interviewed chemists, process equipment specialists, marketing executives, operations personnel and users of various powder metal parts. Participants included representatives of the automotive industry, tooling companies and industrial buyers. Additional data were obtained from government publications, trade associations, industry and financial sources, and an exhaustive review of technical literature.

Methodology

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in the preparation of this study. BCC Research presents an analysis of the volume shipped in 2016 for each major segment of the PM industry. The estimated value of shipments is based on the price that the manufacturers paid in non-depreciated U.S. dollars.

Based on its analysis of PM properties, advantages, demand factors, competition and other information, BCC Research projects the potential growth in volume of each segment and forecasts price trends for 2017 and 2022 as the basis for estimating the value of shipments for these same time periods.

Regional Breakdown

This report analyses the following major regional markets for PM products:

-North America
-Europe
-Asia-Pacific
-Rest of the World (ROW)
Chapter 1: Introduction 2
Study Goals and Objectives 2
Reasons for Doing This Study 2
Scope of Report 2
Information Sources 2
Methodology 3
Regional Breakdown 3
Analyst's Credentials 6
Related BCC Research Reports 6

Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights 8

Chapter 3: Technology and Market Background 11
Technology 11
History 11
Powder Metallurgy Process 12
Powder Metallurgy Applications 34
Market Environment 35
Economic Trends 35
Industry and Trade Support 36
Standards Development 41

Chapter 4: Powder Metallurgy Material and Part Markets 44
Ferrous Powder Metals and Parts 44
Ferrous Metal Powder Characteristics and Properties 44
Ferrous Powder Metallurgy Applications 47
Market Analysis 53
Stainless Steel Powders 55
Characteristics and Properties 55
Applications 55
Market Analysis 56
Aluminum Powders and Parts 57
Aluminum Powder and Parts Properties 58
Aluminum Powder Applications 59
Aluminum Powder and Parts Market Assessment 61
Copper Powders and Copper-based Parts 63
Copper Powder Properties 63
Copper Powder Metallurgy Applications 63
Copper Powder and Parts Market Assessment 65
Nickel-based Powders and Parts 67
Nickel Powder Properties 67
Nickel Powder Applications 67
Nickel Powder and Parts Market Assessment 68
Tungsten and Molybdenum Powders and Alloy PM Parts 70
Properties 70
Applications 71
Tungsten and Molybdenum Powder and Part Market Assessment 72
Tin Powders and Tin-based Parts 74
Properties 74
Tin Powder and Parts Market Assessment 75
Particulates and Other Advanced Materials 76
Properties 76
Applications 79
Particulate and Other Advanced Material Market Assessment 80
Global Powder and Parts Growth 83
Powder Metallurgy Materials 83
Parts 88

Chapter 5: Market Breakdown by End User 91
Powder Metallurgy Part Shipments by End User 91

Chapter 6: Market Breakdown by Region 95
Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing by Region 95
Consumption of Powder Metallurgy Products by Region 96

Chapter 7: Patent Reviews and New Developments 99
Patents by Subject Matter 99
Patents by Region 100
Patents by Companies 101
Sample Abstracts 102
Representative Patent Abstracts 102

Chapter 8: Analysis of Market Opportunities 107
Shift Toward Finer Powders 107
Increasing Size of Powder Metallurgy Parts 108
Emerging End-user Markets for Powder Metallurgy and Powder Metallurgy Parts 108
Heavy Equipment 108
Electronic and Computer Components 109
Renewable Energy 109
Expanding Regional Markets for Metals Powder and Parts 110
Additive Manufacturing 111
Applications 111
Markets, 2016-2022 113

Chapter 9: Industry Structure 121
Industry Structure 121
Key Companies in the Powder Metallurgy Industry 122
Characteristics of the 2015 Powder Metallurgy Industry 125
Market Leaders 126
Leading Parts and Component Fabricators 126
Leading Metal Powder Producers 127
About BCC Research 150
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BCC Membership 151
BCC Custom Research 151

List of Tables

Summary Table: Global Powder Metallurgy Parts and Powder Shipments, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) 8
Table 1 Powder Metallurgy Process 13
Table 2 Continuous-Sintering Furnaces, by Type 15
Table 3 Basic Hot Isostatic Pressing Process 17
Table 4 Basic Cold Isostatic Pressing Process 18
Table 5 Basic Metal Injection Molding Process 19
Table 6 Warm Compacting Process 21
Table 7 Metals Used in Additive Manufacturing 23
Table 8 Secondary Operations 25
Table 9 Water and Gas Atomization Process Comparisons 28
Table 10 Particulate Materials 32
Table 11 Commonly Used Advanced Ceramic Materials 32
Table 12 End Products That Use Powder Metallurgy Parts 34
Table 13 Global Annual Growth Rate for Gross Domestic Products, Through 2018 35
Table 14 Global Motor Vehicle Production, Through 2022 (Million Units) 36
Table 15 Trade Associations in the Metal Powder Industry Federation, 2016 37
Table 16 Pennsylvania State University Center for Innovative Sintered Products Collaborating Universities 38
Table 17 European Powder Metallurgy Association Key Goals 39
Table 18 Major Objectives of the Powder Metallurgy Association of India 40
Table 19 Standard U.S. Sieve Sizes (Microns/Inches) 45
Table 20 Physical Characteristics of Commercial Iron-Based Powders 46
Table 21 Composition of Sintered Automotive Steel Structural Component Materials 46
Table 22 Representative Automotive Applications for Powder Metallurgy Parts 47
Table 23 Advantages of Powder Metallurgies in Automotive Applications 52
Table 24 Global Shipments of Iron and Steel Powders and Parts, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) 53
Table 25 Global Shipment Trends for Motor Vehicles and Iron and Steel Powders, Through 2016 (Million Vehicles/Tons) 54
Table 26 Major Applications for Stainless Steel Powders 56
Table 27 Global Shipments of Stainless Steel Powders and Parts, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) 57
Table 28 Advantages of Aluminum Powder Metallurgy 58
Table 29 Metal Matrix Composite Manufacturing Methods 60
Table 30 Global Shipments of Aluminum Powder and Parts, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) . 61
Table 31 Primary Advantages of Copper Powder 63
Table 32 Global Copper Powder and Part Shipments, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Million) 65
Table 33 Nickel Powder Properties 67
Table 34 Nickel Powder Applications, by Powder Type 68
Table 35 Global Nickel Powder and Part Shipments, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) 69
Table 36 Global Tungsten and Molybdenum Powder and Parts Shipments, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) 72
Table 37 Major Tin Powder Applications 74
Table 38 Global Tin Powder and Part Shipments, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) 75
Table 39 Alloys with High Carbon Content (%) 77
Table 40 Methods for Making Nanopowders 78
Table 41 Particulate and Other Advanced Material Applications... 79
Table 42 Global Particulate and Other Advanced Powder and Part Shipments, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) .. 80
Table 43 Market Shares for Particulates and Special Powders, 2016 (%) .. 81
Table 44 Global Powder Metal Shipment Volume and Market Share, by Material Type, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/% Market Share) ... 83
Table 45 Global Powder Metallurgy Volume and Market Share, by Material Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions/%) .. 86
Table 46 Global Powder Metallurgy Parts Shipment Volume and Market, by Material Type, Through 2022 (Million Pounds/$ Millions) . 89
Table 47 Global Powder Metallurgy Component Shipments and Market Share, by End-User Segment, Through 2022 ($ Millions/% Market Share) 91
Table 48 Global Share of Powder Metallurgy Manufacturing, by Region, 2016-2022 (%) 95
Table 49 Global Powder Metallurgy Consumption, by Region, 2016-2022 (%)...... 96
Table 50 Powder Metallurgy Technology Patents, by Category, January 2008-June 2017 (Number/%) ... 99
Table 51 Powder Metallurgy Patents, by Region, January 2008-June 2017 (Number/%) 100
Table 52 Powder Metallurgy Patents, by Company, January 2008-June 2017 (Number/%) ........ 101
Table 53 Global Market for Metals Used in Additive Manufacturing, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ........... 114
Table 54 Global Market for Metal Powders Used in Additive Manufacturing, by Material Type, Through 2022 ($ Millions) ... 115
Table 55 Global Market Shares for Metal Powders Used in Additive Manufacturing, by Material Type,2016-2022 (%) ....... 116
Table 56 Global Market Shares for Metal Powders Used in Additive Manufacturing, by End User, 2016 (%) . 117
Table 57 Global Market for Metal Powders Used in Additive Manufacturing, by End-User, Through 2022 ($ Millions) 118
Table 58 Global Market Shares for Metal Powders Used in Additive Manufacturing, by End-User, 2016-2022 (%) .... 118
Table 59 Global Powder Metallurgy Industry Structure, 2016 ..... 121
Table 60 Key Companies in the Global Powder Metallurgy Industry, 2016 ......... 122
Table 61 Leading Powder Metallurgy Component Manufacturers, 2016 (%) ...... 126
Table 62 Leading Metal Powder Manufacturers, 2016 (%) .......... 127

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