Global Metal and ceramic injection molding market is expected to experience brisk over the forecast period growth due to increased demand for minimal invasive cosmetic surgery in the developed regions. Huge investment by manufactures in this industry is presumed to fuel the Metal and ceramic injection molding market growth over the next eight year period.
Metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramic injection molding (CIM) technology are complex processes in which materials such as metals & ceramic are put into machined techniques. The procedure is managed with high accuracy and precision to provide the required products for a particular industry. Metal and ceramic injection molding technologies functions as two segments in powder injection molding (PIM). PIM comprising MIM and CIM is innovative manufacturing technologies to produce complex and high volume net-shaped components. The components are made with the metal and ceramic powder usage. The materials which are used to manufacture several end components include titanium alloys, stainless steel, soft magnetic alloys, and low-alloy steels. The end components manufactured include medical equipment, electronic gadgets, firearms, and automotive components for a varied range of end-user industries. These technologies provide the design flexibility for unlimited material choice offered by the powder metallurgy (powdered ceramic and metal).
Rapid industrialisation across the world is estimated to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. Huge growth in automobile industry coupled with heavy production the demand for this technology is presumed to have positive impact on the industry growth in the near future. Growth and development in medical & healthcare sector is expected to further boost the industry growth over the next eight year period. Rise in disposable income and automobile industry expansion is developing regions is estimated to enhance the market growth. Several advantageous characteristics involved with the usage of these technologies is presumed to contribute for the Metal and ceramic injection molding market expansion. It advances lenience capacity involved with investment casting moreover it increases mechanical strength, and improves the products shape limitation.
The low cost along with complex designing capabilities, MIM and CIS technology deliver higher economy of scale and reduce the time taken to manufacture a product by eliminating production steps such as finishing and machining. The manufacturing process involves mainly four steps in metal and ceramic injection molding feedstock preparation, debinding injection modelling and sintering. Increasing demand for consumer product such as eyeglasses and watches is expected to further enhance the growth in the near future for metal and ceramic injection molding market. Growing firearms industry is presumed to further propel the metal and ceramic injection molding technologies demand. Heavy demand for minimal invasive cosmetic surgery in the developed regions is expected to boost the industry growth.
Limitation on finished fragments size and weight is presumed to hinder the market demand in the near future. Several new applications for powder injection molding is presumed to open new opportunity for the industry vendors over the next eight year period. High substitution threat from other molding technique due to user friendly easy availability characteristics is expected to challenge the industry demand. Moreover, substitute techniques properties such as easy tooling, cost effective operation and, moderate working requirements has challenged the industry growth in recent years.
The metal and ceramic injection molding market can be classified based on end users as automotive, medical & healthcare, consumer’s product, aerospace, industrial machinery, electronics and defense among several others. Key regional markets include North America, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific. Developed regions such as North America are estimated to witness positive growth over the next eight year period owing to huge demand form healthcare sector. Europe is expected to witness rapid growth due to increase in demand from Germany and Italy based automotive manufacturers. Developing regions such as Asia Pacific and Central & South America are expected to experience rapid growth in industry over the next eight years period owing to rising awareness, rise in disposable income and high demand for metal and ceramic devices. Emerging economies such as India and China is presumed to have huge growth in the near future due to rapid industrialization. Innovation and development towards quality product is anticipated to further enhance the growth in this region in near future.
Vendors are investing on research and development to generate advanced product which give them competitive advantage over other vendors. The companies are expected to take strong measures to gain market share and to deliver better quality product demand. Prominent industry participants include AB Components, Hong Ya Industrial, Abbot Furnace Company, Cypress Industries, G-Mag International, Datumag Inc., Affinity International LLC., and Britt Manufacturing Co.
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