Tooling Market For Composites Industry Report
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry: Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2021-2026 See less
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry: Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2021-2026
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry is Segmented by Material Type (Invar, Aluminum, Other Metals, Tooling Prepreg, Infusion, Epoxy Board, and Others), by End-Use Industry Type (Aerospace, Wind Energy, Marine, Transportation, Industrial, and Others), by Usage Type (Prototype and Serial Production), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World).
Tooling for the composites industry refers to the tool or mold used as a base for shaping or manufacturing composite parts. It helps to reproduce complex shapes or textured parts numerous times. It is the most important but under-appreciated silent partner behind every designed part. Tooling has been widely used to shape or texture the shapes/structures for various industries including aerospace & defense, wind energy, transportation, construction, etc.
Composite materials have increasingly been adopted by various industries owing to their noteworthy benefits such as weight reduction, high performance, and corrosion resistance. Tooling materials used for composite parts’ fabrication are crucial elements to get desired efficiency, shape, design, and mechanical performance. Cost of tooling increases with the increase in complexity, part surface finish, mold’s ability to withstand repeated production cycles, dimensional accuracy, and mold’s ability to withstand integral heating under autoclave or oven curing. The selection of tooling material is dependent on several factors such as curing temperatures, required longevity, cost, part size to be formed, and compatible coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) with the part material.
Different materials used for toolings, such as tooling prepreg, aluminum, invar, infusion, and epoxy tooling board, have different degrees of impact amid the pandemic. Also, the impact varies from industry to industry. For instance, the demand for tooling materials in aerospace, transportation, marine, and industrial composite applications witnessed a severe decline, whereas wind energy was not impacted by the pandemic.
Overall, the tooling market for the composites industry recorded a colossal decline of -22.7% in 2020, creating a lag of 5 years in the market. However, the long-term market outlook looks promising backed by an expected recovery in the economy, the rebound of vehicle and aircraft production, increasing penetration of composites across end-use industries, an increasing number of wind turbine installations, and resumption of construction activities. As a result of that Stratview Research estimates the global tooling market for the composites industry may record an impressive CAGR of 7.9% over the next five years to reach US$ 1.6 Billion in 2026.
Based on the material type, the tooling market for the composites industry is segmented as invar, aluminum, other metals, tooling prepreg, infusion, epoxy board, and others. Tooling prepreg is expected to remain the largest as well as the fastest-growing segment of the market during the forecast period due to its excellent properties including outstanding surface finish, higher output with limited labor, consistent thickness, and lower lay-up time. Aerospace is the biggest demand generator for tooling prepreg owing to its excellent coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) match with fabricated composite parts.
Based on the end-use industry type, the market is segmented as aerospace, wind energy, marine, transportation, industrial, and others. Aerospace is expected to remain the dominant as well as the fastest-growing end-use industry type in the market during the forecast period. In the aerospace industry, wings, fuselage, control surfaces, nacelles, doors, ribs, spars, and stringers are the key applications of tooling. An expected recovery in commercial aircraft production, expected entries of COMAC and Irkut, returning in service of B737Max, and increasing penetration of composite materials will drive the demand for advanced composites and so will tooling materials.
Based on the usage type, the market is segmented as serial production and prototype. Serial production is likely to remain the dominant usage type during the forecast period, owing to its advantages such as an increase in productivity, uniformity, lower cost, and faster production cycle. The aerospace, wind energy, and transportation industries are the major users.
In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest tooling market for the composites industry during the forecast period. The USA is the growth engine of the region’s market with the presence of major aircraft OEMs, tier players, raw material suppliers, and composite part manufacturers.
Asia-Pacific is likely to recoup at the fastest rate during the same period. The highest growth of Asia-Pacific is mainly attributable to the increasing aircraft fleet to support rising passenger traffic; the opening of assembly plants of Boeing and Airbus for multiple aircraft programs, upcoming indigenous aircraft, C919, and increase in wind turbine installation. There has been a growing presence of all the leading players in the key Asian markets to tap the growing market potential. China, Japan, and India are projected to be the growth engines of the region’s market.
The following are the key players in the tooling market for the composites industry. Most of the major players are providing composite tools and tooling solutions to various industries.
This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s tooling market realities and future market possibilities for the composites industry for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.
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The tooling market for the composites industry is segmented into the following categories.
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry, by Material Type
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry, by End-Use Industry Type
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry, by Usage Type
Tooling Market for the Composites Industry, by Region
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The tooling market for the composites industry is expected to witness an impressive CAGR to reach an estimated value of US$ 1.6 billion in the foreseeable future.
Ascent Aerospace (Part of AIP Aerospace Tooling Group), Airtech Advanced Materials Group, Inc., Gurit Holding AG, Hexcel Corporation, Janicki Industries, Inc., Toray Advanced Composites, Solvay SA, Huntsman Advanced Materials, Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc., Rampf Group, Inc., Sika Axson, and Trelleborg AB are the leading players in the tooling market.
North America is estimated to remain dominant in the tooling market for the composites industry in the foreseen future.
Aerospace & Defence industry is expected to remain dominant end-use industry in the tooling market for the composites industry in the coming five years.