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Indexable Inserts - Global Markets, End-Users, Applications & Competition

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  • 150 Pages
  • November 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Dedalus Consulting
  • ID: 5292882

With 20 years experience in the cutting tools industry, this intelligence coverage offers the most comprehensive data and analysis available. This intelligence dataset focuses on the global market for indexable inserts which represents the majority of demand within the cutting tool industry.

The indexable inserts dataset provides quantitative data and qualitative analysis on the global market by country, end-user industry, tool type, workpiece material, grade, and competitors.

Quantitative and qualitative analysis is presented for 2021 through 2027. The Ulysses database contains market data for the years 2004-2027.

The Indexable Inserts Published Research Report is divided into sections according to product type. Each section contains data and analysis based market criteria, such as global demand by country, market/technology overview, end-user industry demand, application, product subtypes, and competitive environment.

Research Objectives

  • The primary objectives in this analysis are:
  • To provide clients with the tools they need to accurately assess their market opportunities and potential;
  • To determine the size of the total market opportunity by tool types, end-user industry, workpiece materials, and grade by country;
  • To forecast future growth in each product by geographic and end-use market; and
  • To assess the competitive environment within the market including supplier sales, market share, and producer profiles.

Product Types and Subtypes Covered

  • Milling Tools
  • Turning Tools
  • Drilling Tools
  • Other Cutting Tools

Geographic Coverage

  • Brazil
  • China
  • CIS
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea (South)
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Other Asia/Pacific
  • Other EU
  • Other Europe
  • Other Latin America
  • Other NAFTA
  • Rest of World

End-User Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical Processing
  • Communications
  • Consumer
  • Construction
  • Defense/Military
  • Die & Mold
  • Electronics
  • General Machining
  • Job Shops
  • Medical/Research
  • Oil, Gas & Mining
  • Paper & Pulp Industry
  • Power Generation (e.g., renewables, nuclear)
  • Transportation (e.g., railroads, shipbuilding, infrastructure)
  • Other

Table of Contents

Section One: Technology Overview
  • General Insert Definitions
  • General Terminology: ANSI, grade, insert...more
  • Geometries
  • Coatings
  • Applications
  • Tool Types
  • Insert Selection & Design
  • 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 Geometry Refinements
  • Advances in Machining
  • Developments in Machine Tool Design
  • Insert versus Machine Tool Development
  • Impact of Advances in Insert Grade
  • Impacts of Advances in Workpiece Material
  • High-Speed Machining (HSM)
  • Coolant Based Machining
  • 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
  • Global Technological Environment
  • International Standards
  • ANSI Standards
  • ISO (International Standards Organization)
Section Two: Market Overview
  • Global Cutting Tools Market Overview
  • Total Demand by Country for Cutting Tools ($MM): 2021-2027
  • Trends & Forecasts in Cutting Tool Consumption
  • Factors Affecting Cutting Tool Demand
  • Global Industry Trends
  • World Machining Industry by Product Type ($MM): 2021-2027
  • Machine Tools Industry Overview
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Machine Tools by Region and Type: 2021-2027
  • Trends & Forecasts
  • Industry Trends & Forecasts
  • Cycles of Growth and Decline
  • High-growth Markets (CAGR by Year)
  • Cutting Tool Producer Strategies in Reducing Costs
  • Machine Shop Strategies in Reducing Costs
  • Offsetting Increasing Labor Costs
  • Reduction of Energy Costs
  • Machine Tool Selection
  • Impacts of Just-In-Time Practices
  • Economics of Machining
  • Economics of High-Speed Machining
  • Economic Benefits of Dry Machining
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Raw Materials
  • Tungsten
  • Cobalt
  • Tantalum
  • High-speed steel
  • Ceramics
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Silicon carbide
  • Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN)
  • PCD Diamond
  • Blanks
  • Coatings
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Government Oversight & Associations
  • Environmental Impact
  • Waste Removal
  • Coolant Use and Disposal
  • Work Environment and Safety
  • Regional Market Data and Analysis
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Region: 2021-2027
  • Regional Trends
  • High growth markets in a slow global economy
  • Developing Nations versus Mature Economies
  • Manufacturing Trends by Country
  • Distribution Channels
  • Global Demand ($MM) by Distribution Channel: 2021-2027
  • Distribution Channels Defined
  • Direct to the End-User
  • Private Labelling
  • Distributors (international, national regional, local)
  • Manufacturer's Representatives
  • Catalog Houses
  • Online Channels & Mass Merchandisers
  • Value Added Resellers
  • Private Labelling: How This Significant Industry Affects Competition and Brand Name Recognition
  • Multi-Tier Distribution Model: How it Affects Cost to the End-User
  • Channel Mark-ups Explained
  • Pricing
  • Average Selling Price by Product Type
  • End-User Industry Pricing Analysis
  • Pricing Trends by Country
  • Cutting Tool Grade Trends
  • Product Grade Overview
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Grade: 2021-2027
  • Cutting Tool Grades
  • Carbide Tools
  • Ceramic Tools
  • Advantages of Ceramic Tools
  • Solid Ceramic Tools, Alumina
  • SiC (silicon carbide), SiN (silicon nitride)
  • SiC Whisker Reinforced Tools
  • CMC (ceramic matrix composites)
  • Cermet Tools
  • CBN/PCBN Tools
  • Diamond Tools
  • General Conclusions
  • Tool Type
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Application Product Type - Milling, Turning, Drilling & Other: 2021-2027
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Type - Solid versus Indexable Tooling: 2021-2027
  • Advances in Insert Design and Application
  • Trends in Solid versus Indexable Tooling
  • Workpiece Material
  • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Workpiece Material: 2021-2027
  • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
  • Machining Non-Metallic Materials
  • Plastics
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRPs)
  • Ceramic Composites
  • End-User Analysis
  • Global Demand for Cutting Tools ($MM) by End-User Industry: 2021-2027
  • Statistics & Overall Market Data
  • Forecasts and Predictions: 2020 and Beyond
  • High growth markets in a diverse global economy
  • Key Sectors by Country and Region
  • Factors Affecting End-User Demand
  • Analysis of Criteria for End-User Product Selection
  • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
  • Key End-Users by Industry
  • Competitive Environment
  • Historical Structure of the Industry
  • What has changed over the last 20 years?
  • Barriers of Market Entry
  • Capital Investment
  • Supply Chain
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Global Trade
  • Factors of Competition
  • Competitor Sales and Market Shares
  • Pricing Trends
  • Marketing Strategies
  • New Market Entrants
  • Barriers to Market Entry
  • Performance versus Price
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • End-User Criteria for Product Selection
  • Company Strategies
  • Competitive Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Pricing Trends and Marketing Strategies
Section Three: Carbide Inserts
  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Factors Affecting Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels by Region, Grade and End-User Industry
  • Key Sectors
  • Ceramic coated
  • Diamond coated
  • Competitive Environment
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Future Outlook
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2021-2027
Section Four: Ceramic Inserts
  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Solid versus indexable Ceramic Tools
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Tool Types
  • Alumina
  • SiC (silicon carbide)
  • SiN (silicon nitride)
  • SiC Whisker Reinforced Tools
  • CMC (ceramic matrix composites)
  • Special machining considerations
  • Raw SiC Fiber Materials Cost
  • Competitive Environment
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Future Outlook
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2021-2027
Section Five: cBN/PcBN Inserts
  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Savings in machining
  • High-speed machining
  • Competitive Environment
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Future Outlook
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2021-2027
Section Six: PCD Diamond Inserts
  • Global Industry General
  • General Trends & Total Demand by Type
  • Factors Affecting Insert Demand by Region
  • Growth Levels
  • Key Sectors
  • Savings in machining
  • High-speed machining
  • Competitive Environment
  • Key Producers by Industry
  • Future Outlook
  • Future Outlook ($MM): 2021-2027


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Preparatory Research & Program Planning

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Secondary Data Collection

Our first step is the collection and analysis of information contained within the existing databases which cover 20 years of global technological and market development. Thus we are well-positioned to examine historical trends as well as future forecasts.

Our next step is the gathering of current information through sources such as subscription-based trade magazines, newspapers, scientific journals, governement manufacturing data, patent databases, end-user industry data such as manufacturing output, and company financial data. Relevant company information includes product literature, financial history, R&D trends and end-use market strategies. We perform both a top-down and a bottom-up approach, meaning we conduct analyses of demand-based factors such as product end-use by value and volume, as well as supply-side factors such as producer sales by product.

Primary Data Collection/Interviews

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Further, a large roster of knowledgeable contacts across many sectors has been built up. We have fostered relationships through our proprietary approach which is based on integrity, mutual respect, and confidentiality. As mentioned, this step is the foundation of good research.

Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis

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Each step of analysis is carefully done in order to achieve the most accurate results. Sometimes it becomes necessary to revise assumptions and conclusions. In that case, we do not hesitate to go back to the research stage to clarify results. Further, we always allow for these contingencies in our program planning so as to not waste valuable time.

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