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Metal Casting Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Metal Casting Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of metal casting services. Casting is a metalworking process that involves pouring molten metal into a mold. The molten metal then cools and solidifies in the shape of the mold. Different types of casting include die and sand casting, permanent mold, shell mold, investment mold, centrifugal, ceramic mold, graphite mold, plaster mold, V-process, squeeze and semisolid casting. This report covers both ferrous and nonferrous metal casting. The primary buyers of these services include aircraft manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and medical device manufacturers. Suppliers of metal casting services include multiline and specialist vendors. This report excludes metal forming and injection molding services.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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