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Indexable Inserts - World Markets, Applications & Competition: 2012-2017

Abstract

This report focuses on the global market for indexable inserts which represents the majority of demand within the cutting tool industry. The report analyzes markets by total consumption value, demand trends, end-user markets, workpiece material, and competition. Products covered include: milling, turning and drilling tools. Grades include carbide, ceramic, cermet, cBN/PcBN, diamond and steel. Products are analyzed by country and end-use markets. Also presented are inserts by design trends such as geometry and coatings. Market trends and forecasts are provided for the years 2012-2017 with historical data from 2007. The report is presented in two volumes including an overview of the global cutting tools industry and inserts by product type.

Scope of Coverage

TOOL TYPE

INSERT GRADES COVERED

  • Cemented (Tungsten) Carbides
  • Micrograin Carbide
  • Cermets
  • Ceramics
  • cBN/PcBN
  • Diamond Tools

APPLICATIONS

  • Turning - ISO Turning, Parting
  • Milling - Facing, Slotting/Slitting,
  • Boring, Plunging, Contouring
  • Profiling
  • Threading
  • Drilling - Standard Depth, Deep Hole
  • Grooving
  • Hobbing
  • Tapping
  • Sawing
  • Micromachining
  • Specialty Applications
  • Heavy Duty
  • Roughing
  • Finishing

END-USER INDUSTRIES

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical Processing
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Defense/Military
  • Electronic
  • General Machining
  • Medical/Research
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Pulp Industry
  • Power Generation

WORKPIECE MATERIALS

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

COATINGS

  • Uncoated
  • TiN
  • TiCN
  • TiAlN
  • AlTiN
  • Al2O3
  • CrN
  • ZrN
  • Diamond / DLC

GEOMETRIES

  • Circular
  • Diamond
  • Triangle
  • Trigon
  • Square
  • Rectangular
  • Rhombic/Parallelogram
  • Pentagon
  • Hex
  • Octagon
  • Ball Nose Mill
  • Radius Tip
  • Chamfer Tip
  • Dogbone

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE

The global insert market is broken down by each of the following regional markets:

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

TIMEFRAME

  • 2011 base year
  • Historical years: 2007-2011
  • Forecast years: 2012-2017

Table of Contents

Section One: Technology Overview

  • General Insert Definitions
  • General Terminology: ANSI, grade, insert...more
  • Geometries
  • Coatings
  • Milling, Turning and Drilling Tools by Type
  • Micromachining Tools

Insert Selection & Design

  • Application Definition
  • Specifications: Grade, Angle, Thickness, Features
  • ANSI versus ISO classification systems
  • Insert geometry significance
  • Characteristics by geometry
  • Use of chipbreakers
  • Workpiece Material Evaluation

Developments in Insert Grades

  • Trends in General Materials Science
  • Sintered Tools
  • Brazed Tools
  • Insert Technology Overview
  • Insert Geometry Refinements

Advances in Machining

  • Developments in Machine Tool Design
  • Insert versus Machine Tool Development
  • Impact of Advances in Insert Grade
  • Adjusting to Ceramic versus Carbide Tooling
  • Impacts of Advances in Workpiece Material
  • Quick-Change Tooling
  • Multitasking Lathes
  • Modular Tooling
  • High-Speed Machining (HSM)
  • Coolant Based Machining
  • Dry Machining & Environmental Impact
  • Hard Turning
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Micromachining
  • Swiss Machining

Impact of Coatings On Manufacturing

  • Ceramic Coatings
  • TiN, TiCN, TiC, TiCN, TiAlN
  • Diamond Coatings
  • Advances in Coatings Technology
  • TiAL Black and gold developments
  • Diamond-like-carbon (DLC) Developments
  • Nanostructured Material Coatings
  • Impact on Tooling and Productivity
  • Coatings Processes
  • CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition)
  • PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)
  • Developments in Coatings Technology

Technology Outlook

  • Insert Technology on the Horizon
  • Advances in Insert Design and Application
  • Advances in Materials Science
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Ultrafine Grain (Micrograin) Carbides
  • Ceramics
  • Material Advances Increase Efficiency
  • Increasing Productivity with New Designs

Global Technological Environment

  • International Standards
  • ANSI Standards
  • ISO (International Standards Organization)
  • JIS, AFNOR, BSI, DIN, UNI, SACS and CAM

Section Two: Market Overview

  • General Insert Market Trends
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Inserts by Region: 2012-2017
  • Trends by Region
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Workpiece Material: 2012-2017
  • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Grade: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Indexable Inserts by Geometry: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Indexable Inserts by End-User: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Application: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Attachment Type (Screw-on/No Hole): 2012-2017

Distribution Channels

  • Producer shipments by distribution channel ($MM): 2012-2017
  • International
  • National
  • Regional
  • Local
  • Distributor markups (%)
  • Discounting percentages by volume
  • Other factors affecting discounts: supply agreements, regional coverage
  • Vendor selection criteria
  • Global Industry Trends
  • Cutting Tool versus Machine Tool Development
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Region: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Product Type: Milling, Turning, Drilling & Other: 2012-2017
  • Cutting Tool Market by Type: Indexable versus Solid Tool Demand ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Trends in Solid versus Indexable Tooling
  • Distribution Channels
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Distribution Channel: 2012-2017
  • Regional Trends
  • Manufacturing Trends
  • Cutting Tool Grade Trends
  • Carbide Tools
  • Ceramic Tools
  • Cermet Tools
  • CBN/PCBN Tools
  • Diamond Tools
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Grade: 2012-2017
  • General Trends in Manufacturing
  • End-User Strategies in Reducing Cost
  • Offsetting Increasing Labor Costs
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Machine Tools by Region and Type: 2012-2017
  • General Machining
  • Milling/Turning
  • Screw Machining
  • Swiss Style
  • Trends in Machine Tool Productivity Designs
  • Impacts of Just-In-Time Practices
  • Economics of Machining
  • Economics of High-Speed Machining (HSM)
  • Advantages of HSM for aerospace, die/mold making
  • Economic Benefits of Dry Machining
  • Impacts of Advances in Workpiece Material
  • Productivity and Manufacturing Research
  • Super Alloys
  • Waste Removal
  • Coolant Use and Disposal
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Work Environment
  • Automotive Industry Increases Use of Aluminum
  • Aerospace Industry and Hardened Materials
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Coatings by Type: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Coated versus Uncoated Inserts: 2012-2017
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Indexable Inserts by Coating Type: 2012-2017
  • Nanostructured Materials Coatings
  • Micromachined Tools
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Micromachined Tools: 2012-2017
  • Advances and Market Growth in Small-Part Machining
  • Custom Tool Market
  • Supplier Sales and Market Shares ($MM)
  • Producer marketing strategies
  • Competitive Market Factors (e.g., pricing, product development...)
  • Marketing Strategies
  • General Conclusions
  • Factors affecting future demand
  • Pricing changes
  • High-growth Markets ($MM): 2012-2017

Section Three: Carbide Inserts

  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Global Carbide Insert Demand & Pricing by Region ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • World Value of Carbide Insert Consumption by Type ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global Carbide Insert Demand by Geometry ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Market for Coated versus Uncoated Carbide Tools by Type ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Ceramic coated
  • CBN/PCBN
  • Diamond coated
  • World Value of Carbide Insert Consumption by Workpiece Material ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global Carbide Insert Demand by End-User ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of Carbide Insert Consumption by Application ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Competitve Environment
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2012-2017

Section Four: Ceramic Inserts

  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Global Ceramic Insert Demand & Pricing by Region ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Global Ceramic Insert Demand by Type ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Alumina
  • SiC (silicon carbide)
  • SiN (silicon nitride)
  • SiC Whisker Reinforced Tools
  • CMC (ceramic matrix composites)
  • Solid versus indexable Ceramic Tools
  • Global Carbide Insert Demand by Geometry ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of Ceramic Insert Consumption by Workpiece Material ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Special machining considerations
  • Global Ceramic Insert Demand by End-User ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of Ceramic Insert Consumption by Application ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Raw SiC Fiber Materials Cost
  • Global SiC Reinforced Ceramic Insert Demand by Region ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global SiC Reinforced Ceramic Insert Pricing by Region ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Value of SiC Reinforced Ceramic Insert Demand by Workpiece Material ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global SiC Reinforced Ceramic Insert Demand by End-User ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Competitve Environment
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2012-2017

Section Five: cBN/PcBN Inserts

  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Global CBN/PCBN Insert Demand & Pricing by Region ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Savings in machining
  • High-speed machining
  • World Value of CBN/PCBN Insert Consumption by Type ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global CBN/PCBN Insert Demand by Geometry ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of CBN/PCBN Insert Consumption by Workpiece Material ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global CBN/PCBN Insert Demand by End-User ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of CBN/PCBN Insert Consumption by Application ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Competitve Environment
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2012-2017

Section Six: Diamond Inserts

  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Global Diamond Insert Demand & Pricing by Region ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Savings in machining
  • High-speed machining
  • World Value of Diamond Insert Consumption by Type ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global Diamond Insert Demand by Geometry ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of Diamond Insert Consumption by Workpiece Material ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Global Diamond Insert Demand by End-User ($MM): 2012-2017
  • World Value of Diamond Insert Consumption by Application ($MM): 2012-2017
  • Competitve Environment
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2012-2017
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