Global Welding & Cutting Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)
Scope of the Report
The report titled “Global Welding & Cutting Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)” provides an in-depth analysis of the global welding equipment and consumables with focus on technology used. It also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the industry has also been forecasted for the period 2014-19, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. Further, key players of the industry such as Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., ESAB and Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW) are profiled.
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW)
Oxy-fuel Gas Welding & Cutting
Solid State Welding
Energy Beam welding
Welding & cutting is the process of cutting and fusion of two surfaces primarily metals. The process dates back to the earliest days of metalworking, and continues to be used extensively even today to a wide variety of materials and products. Welding industry constitutes of welding consumables and equipments. Welding consumables generally function as electrodes which are used for joining two materials, most commonly metals. These products can be segmented into stick electrodes, solid wires, flux-cored wires and SAW wires & fluxes.
The report segments the market based on technology, product types, application and key regions. Key technologies included in the report are arc welding, resistant welding, Oxy-fuel welding and cutting, solid state welding, energy beam welding and other welding. Regionally, Asia is the world’s largest market for welding equipment and consumables.
The global welding and cutting industry has been experiencing strong growth from various end-user industries, primarily from world steel consumption, upcoming new power generation projects, demand from automotive & transportation industry and offshore developments. However, factors such as slowdown in global shipbuilding industry, high labor costs and safety issues in the industry are impeding industry’s growth. Noteworthy trends and developments of the industry includedominance of arc welding process and Friction Stir Welding (FSW) technology used in automobile industry globally.