Finite global resources, optimisation of energy consumption and the associated reduction of CO2 emissions have become the priority of every government. The automotive industry is dragged into the spotlight when the issue of emission reduction is brought up. Companies such as Proto Labs came up with their new magnesium thixomolding, a type of semi-solid metal casting that is expected to produce complex net-shape parts with thin walls, light weight and minimal porosity and is considered safer and more environmentally friendly than magnesium die casting per se. The automotive industry has witnessed a dramatic growth over the past couple of years, but it has not restricted itself as far as inviting innovations is concerned. At present, the automotive manufacturers are striving to meet the targets for highly tensile chassis frames and reliable automotive parts that are long standing, lightweight and profitable.
The automobile industry is highly dependent on environmental protection agency regulations, owing to the high emissions by the automotive units. The move by EPA to raise the mile per gallons standards to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2017 and then 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 has helped the die casting industry, as the auto industry concluded that the only way it can meet those mileage standards is by light-weighting the vehicles.
Magnesium, being a low-density metal, can be used to create very low-weight castings. Being non-corrosive, magnesium casting can be utilized as under-body materials in automobiles since they are exposed to harsh environmental conditions. The ability to form casting with RFI and EMI shielding, high electrical conductivity, full recyclability, high impact and dent resistance, exceptional damping capacity, low inertia and higher scope of application as alternative to thermoplastics due to lightweight feature are some of the major factors driving the growth of magnesium market in the automotive parts die casting industry. The single-piece die-cast engine cradle installed in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in 2011 made it one of the lightest high-performance models available in the market.
The market is segmented based on the production process type, application type and geography. In a nutshell, automobile makers are now focusing on collaborating with the part die casting manufacturers to produce fuel-efficient and lightweight vehicles.
This report on global automotive parts magnesium die casting market analyses the current market trends on the global and regional scale in detail.
This report offers the technical aspects and economic data of the market and its forecast for the next five years (2015-2020).
It also discusses the latest technologies in the automotive magnesium die casting alloys and parts that are under development and in the research pipeline.
This report provides a list of major players in the market and gives an in-depth analyst perspective of what makes the products and strategies of these players stand out.
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Key Findings of the Study?
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.2 New Developments in R&D/ Latest Technologies
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Production Process Type (Growth, Trends and Feasibility of the manufacture process)
5.1.1 Pressure die casting
5.1.2 Vacuum die casting
5.1.3 Squeeze die casting
5.1.4 Semi-solid die casting
5.2 By Application Type (Market crackdown, trends and forecasts)
5.2.1 Body assemblies
5.2.2 Engine Parts
5.2.3 Transmission parts
5.3 By Geography (Country wise trends, by material type, by application and by production type)
5.3.1 North America
184.108.40.206 South Korea
5.3.4 Latin America
5.3.5 Africa & Middle East
220.127.116.11 South Africa
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Market Share Analysis
6.2 Strategies and Developments by Leading Players
6.3 Regional Market Share Analysis
7. KEY PLAYERS (Overview, Strategies, Developments, Analyst Perspective)
7.1 BRABANT ALUCAST
7.2 CHICAGO WHITE METAL CASTING INC.
7.3 CHINA PRECISION DIECASTING
7.4 CONTINENTAL CASTING LLC
7.5 GEORG FISCHER LIMITED
7.6 GIBBS DIE CASTING GROUP
7.7 KINETIC DIE CASTING
7.8 MAGIC PRECISION INC.
7.9 MERIDIAN LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
7.10 MK GROUP OF COMPANIES
7.11 MORIMURA BROS. INC.
7.12 ORTAL DIE CASTING
7.13 PACE INDUSTRIES
7.14 RYOBI DIE CASTING INC.
7.15 SHILOH INDUSTRIES INC.
7.16 SUNDARAM CLAYTON LTD.
7.17 TWIN CITY DIE CASTING COMPANY