Surging Demand for Metal Cutting Tools from Automotive Sector to Boost Market Growth

Global Metal Cutting Tools Market in terms of value is estimated to register 6.51% CAGR during the forecast period.

Market Analysis 


Global Metal Cutting Tools Market in terms of value is estimated to register 6.51% CAGR during the forecast period.

Metal cutting tools are specialized equipment used in various industries for cutting, shaping, and machining metal workpieces. These tools play a crucial role in manufacturing processes that require precision and accuracy in metalworking.

COVID-19 Analysis 

The metal cutting tools market has been immensely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Supply chain disruptions, economic situations, fluctuations in demand share, as well as long- term immediate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic possessed a negative effect on the market growth. The pandemic has slowed down economic activity and pushed the economy into a steep recession. With the roots being in China, the supply chains in the world are facing shutdown and unprecedented disruption. The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the overall economy and the society. The impact of the crisis is going up daily and is impacting the supply chain.


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Shortage of Skilled Personnel to act as Market Challenge

The shortage of skilled personnel for operating machine equipped with metal cutting tool coupled with rise in daily wages may act as market challenges over the forecast period.


Key Players:

Top listed global companies in the industry are

§  Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH (Germany)

§  Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Cutting Tool Co. Ltd (ZCCCT) (China)

§  Kennametal Inc. (US)

§  OSG Corporation (Japan)

§  ISCAR LTD (Israel)

§  MAPAL Dr. Kress KG (Germany)

§  Makita Corporation (Japan)

§  Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

§  Stanley Black Decker, Inc. (US)

§  Klein Tools, Inc. (US)

§  ICS Cutting Tools, Inc. (US)

§  Snap-on Incorporated (US)

§  Hilti Corporation (Schaan, Liechtenstein)

§  Sandvik AG (Sweden)

§  Ingersoll Cutting Tools (US)

§  FRAISA SA (Switzerland)

§  KYOCERA Cutting Tools Group (Japan)

§  Asahi Diamond Industrial Co. Ltd. (Japan)

§  J SCHNEEBERGER Maschinen AG (Switzerland)

§  Vollmer (Germany)

§  CERATIZIT Group (Luxembourg)

§  Koki Co. Ltd. (Japan)



Surging Demand for Metal Cutting Tools from Automotive Sector to Boost Market Growth 

The rapid growth in the auto industry will boost market growth over the forecast period. Besides, the rise in production of light vehicles will develop rapid need for new welded automotive components thus creating demand for metal cutting tools in the forecast period. Such tools will continue in accounting for a major share of the total machine tools market.



High Initial Cost to act as Market Restraint 

The high initial cost coupled with high maintenance and high operating cost may impede the global metal cutting tools market growth over the forecast period.


Market Segmentation 

The metal cutting tools market is bifurcated based on tool type, material type, and application.


By tool type, the solid round tools will lead the market over the forecast period followed by indexable inserts. The indexable tool inserts have witnessed rapid growth owing to the development in the manufacturing sector and the adoption of advanced working tools to design indexable inserts like CAM and CAD.


By material type, the cemented carbide will dominate the market over the forecast period for the increase in the automotive component manufacturing activities in the world.


By application, the automotive segment will spearhead the market over the forecast period. The development of carbon fiber and other forms of advanced materials for manufacturing lightweight vehicles and creation of electric vehicles are adding to the growth of the segment. Besides, the automotive industry is rapidly growing across the world. These factors raise the demand for cutting tools in automotive applications.




Increasing Adoption of Industry 4.0 to offer Robust Opportunities 

The increase in demand for automation in factories is increasing the use of smart manufacturing technologies for the product development and production process. The increase of industry 4.0 is pushing the requirement for interconnected machinery that in turn is driving machines conducive to predictive maintenance. It is here where more and more metal cutting tools are projected to be put to use. Besides, the growth in demand from various other sectors like packaging, construction, and food processing are also boosting market growth. This will offer robust opportunities for the market in the forecast period.


Regional Analysis 


North America to Precede Metal Cutting Tools Market 

North America will precede the market over the forecast period. Increasing investments in automotive industry by key market players, rising need for passenger cars, the growing investments in the defense and aerospace industries, and growing demand for lightweight passenger vehicles are adding to the global metal cutting tools market share in the region.


APAC to Have Admirable Growth in Metal Cutting Tools Market 

The APAC region will have admirable growth over the forecast period. Growth in industrial and automotive sectors, increase in defense budgets, rapid industrialization, and expansion of manufacturing industries in China and India are adding to the global metal cutting tools market growth in the region.


Metal Cutting Tools Industry Developments

August 2022:

In a significant development in the metal cutting tools industry, Sandvik, a leading player in the sector, acquired P. Rieger Werkzeugfabrik AG and Sphinx Tools Ltd. These companies are producers of precision solid round tools based in Switzerland. Through this acquisition, Sandvik aims to strengthen its position in the market for round cutting tools. The addition of P. Rieger Werkzeugfabrik AG and Sphinx Tools Ltd to Sandvik's portfolio is expected to enhance its capabilities in providing high-quality and precise cutting solutions to customers in various industries.

June 2022:

Milwaukee Tools, a prominent player in the tools and equipment industry, introduced its cutting-edge wrecker combined with NITRUS CARBIDE SAWZALL Blade. This innovative cutting tool is specifically designed for use in remodeling and demolition tasks at construction sites. The NITRUS CARBIDE SAWZALL Blade is engineered to work more effectively on a wide range of metals, offering improved cutting performance and durability. This development showcases Milwaukee Tools' commitment to advancing cutting technologies and providing efficient solutions for metal cutting applications in construction and demolition industries.

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