The Cutting Tool and Machine Tool Accessory Manufacturing industry's products, which include small knives and drill bits, are attached onto the cutting and machine tools used in the metalworking process. Consequently, they are demanded by machine shops, automotive producers and other manufacturers including those in the construction and mining sectors. In the five years to 2015, stronger production in those sectors has pushed up demand for cutting tool accessories and spurred industry growth. In the coming years, despite strong industrial activity and growing demand for cutting tool and machine tool accessories, less of this demand will be directed at US manufactured products. International manufacturers will compete with the industry on both the home front, as well as the global front, causing imports to rise while exports fall.
This industry manufactures accessories and attachments for cutting tools, such as small knives and drilling bits. It also manufactures accessories for machine tools such as mechanical clampers. Operators may also provide custom fabrication and repair work on a contract basis.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.