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Growth Opportunities for Superalloys

  • Report

  • 53 Pages
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5013069

Increasing Focus on Technology Developments and Application Extension Drive Growth of Superalloys

This research service titled “Growth Opportunities for Superalloys” provides an understanding of different types of initiatives taken by researchers in the superalloys technology domain or the development of the l high-performance material for medium to extremely high-temperature applications. Global and regional funding by key stakeholders and research organizations are highlighted in this study. Key strategies opted by stockholders such as new product launches, collaborative agreements, partnerships and even acquisitions in past few years are highlighted. The information on innovation ecosystem and industry initiatives gives an understanding of the future focus areas of material developers and insights on what the initiatives to be undertaken to gain leadership in the superalloys technology segment.

The research service also captures key innovations, manufacturing processes, technology capabilities, and future prospects of all three types of superalloys such as nickel-based superalloy (Ni-based superalloy), cobalt-based superalloy (Co-based superalloy), and iron-based superalloy (Fe-based superalloy). Moreover, it also captures the various factors that influence adoption and the application prospects in various industries such as aerospace, gas turbine engines, oil & gas, marine, chemical processing, and heat exchangers.

Table of Contents

1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Key Findings

2.0 Superalloys-An Overview
2.1 Need for Materials with High Thermal Resistance Attributed to the Development of Superalloys
2.2 Superalloy and its Properties
2.3 Classification of Superalloy Based on Composition and Existence of Different Phases
2.4 Factors Influencing Development and Adoption of Superalloys
2.5 Ni-based Superalloy Accounted for Largest Product Portfolio
2.6 Demand from Industrial Gas Turbine Highest for Superalloys

3.0 Technology Assessment
3.1 Overview of the Nickel-based Superalloy and Elemental Contribution to its Phases
3.2 Varied Manufacturing Processes for Ni-based Superalloy
3.3 Superalloys can Potentially Replace Conventional Alloys in Engine Parts, Combustion Chambers, and Steam Turbines
3.4 Superalloy has Low Adaptation Potential in Heat Exchanger and Storage Tank Application
3.5 Digital Metal and Markforged are Key innovators for Ni-based Superalloy in 3D Printing
3.6 Space X and Oerlikon Group are Key innovators for Ni-based Superalloy in the Aerospace Industry
3.7 Research Activities for Ni-based Superalloy Prevalent Across the Globe
3.7.1 Academia Active on Both Basic and Applied Research for Ni-based Superalloys
3.8 Overview of Co‐based Superalloys
3.9 Gas Turbine, Space Vehicle and Rocket Motor has Highest Adoption Potential for Co-based Superalloy
3.10 Hy-industry, Aerospace Manufacturing Corporation and GWS Tool Group are the Key Innovators for Co-based Superalloy
3.11 Overview of Fe-based Superalloy
3.12 Engine Parts and Steam Turbines has Highest Adoption Potential for Fe-based Superalloy
3.13 Research Activities of Fe-based Superalloy

4.0 Industry Initiatives
4.1 Superalloy Technology Likely to Witness Continued Growth in IP Activity
4.2 Research Studies Showcases Growing Focus on Ni-based Superalloys
4.3 Analysing R&D Gaps Across Superalloy Space
4.4 North American Funding Initiatives Focused on Product & Service Development
4.5 Funding Initiatives Also Focused on Material and Product Development
4.6 New Product Launch is the Main Strategy Opted by Key Stakeholders
4.7 Key Strategies by Stakeholders
4.7 Key Strategies by Stakeholders (continued)
4.7 Key Strategies by Stakeholders (continued)

5.0 Opportunity Analysis
5.1 Benchmarking Rubrics
5.2 Industrial Gas Turbine Observed to have the Highest Application Potential
5.3 Extensive Commercialization as well as High R&D Activities in Industrial Gas Turbine Lead to High Adoption Potential of Superalloy

6.0 Growth Opportunities
6.1 Superalloy has High Growth Opportunities in Industrial Gas Turbine and Aerospace Applications
6.2 Superalloy has Medium Growth Opportunity in Oil & Gas and Marine Applications in Short Term
6.3 Superalloys has Adoption potential in Long Term in Chemical Processing and Heat Exchanger Applications

7.0 Analyst Insights and Recommendations
7.1 Strategic Recommendations to Stakeholders

8.0 Industry Contacts
8.1 Key Contacts
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