Aluminum Die Castings - Global Strategic Business Report

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Dublin, Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8g8t4q/aluminum_die) has announced the addition of the "Aluminum Die Castings - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Aluminum Die Castings in Million Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Automotive/Internal Combustion Engines, Industrial, Commercial & Defense, Consumer OEMs, and Computers & Telecommunications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles 163 companies including many key and niche players such as Alcast Company, Alcoa Howmet Castings, Bodine Aluminum, Inc., Consolidated Metco, Inc., Dynacast, Inc., Gibbs Die Casting Corp., Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH, Nemak, S.A. de C.V., Pace Industries, Revstone Industries, LLC, Rockman Industries Ltd., Rochester Aluminum Smelting Canada Ltd., Ryobi Limited, and Shanghai Cosmopolitan Automobile Accessory Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.


Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Automotive/Internal Combustion Engines I-3
  • Industrial, Commercial & Defense I-3
  • Consumer OEMs I-4
  • Computers and Telecommunications I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

  • Market Snapshots II-1
  • Market Overview II-2
  • Global Market Analysis II-2
  • Analysis by Geographic Region II-3
  • Analysis by End-Use Application II-3
  • The Automotive Industry-A Quick Primer II-4
  • Euro Crisis Casts a Shadow Over Aluminum Die-Castings Market II-4

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES II-6

  • Co-operation is the Order of the Day II-6
  • Need for Lighter Weight Automobiles Ignites Demand for Aluminum Die Castings II-6
  • Die-castings - An Environmentally Safe Solution II-6
  • Aluminum Die Casting Industry Exempt from Plant Emission Regulations II-6
  • Developing Countries to Turbo Charge Future Growth in the Auto Sector II-7

3. METAL CASTING INDUSTRY: AN OVERVIEW II-8

  • The Process of Casting II-8
  • Types of Casting II-8
  • Permanent Molds Have an Edge Over Sand Casting II-8
  • Die Casting - A Century Old Process II-8
  • Global Castings Industry during Recession II-9
  • Ranking of Leading Casting Producing Nations (2008 - 2010) II-10

4. END-USE MARKETS: AN OVERVIEW II-11

  • Automotive Industry II-11
  • Aluminum in Automobiles II-11
  • CAFE Regulations are of Major Significance II-12
  • A Few Questions Remain Unanswered II-12
  • Steel Vs Aluminum II-12
  • Other Users of Aluminum II-13
  • Consumer OEMs II-13
  • Computers and Peripherals II-13
  • Telecommunications II-13
  • Industrial, Commercial and Defense Applications II-13
  • Medical Devices II-13

5. OVERVIEW OF THE ALUMINUM MARKET II-14

  • Aluminum - A Briefing II-14
  • Features of Aluminum II-14
  • Transportation Sector - Leading Consumer of Aluminum II-15
  • Aluminum to Find Greater Acceptance in Automotive Manufacture II-15
  • New Applications for Aluminum II-15
  • Factors Favoring Aluminum as a Material for Die Casts II-16
  • Recycled Metals - Preferred in Die Castings II-16
  • Die Casting: What Does the Future Hold? II-16
  • Areas of Applications for Aluminum Die Castings II-16
  • Aluminum: Ideal in Combination With Zinc II-17

6. PROCESS OVERVIEW II-18

  • Aluminum Die Casting - Types II-18
  • Low Pressure Die Casting II-18
  • High Pressure Die Casting II-18
  • Gravity Casting II-19
  • Automated Gravity Casting II-19
  • Manual and Semi Automated Gravity Casting II-19
  • Squeeze Casting II-19
  • Other Kinds of Casting II-19
  • Sand Molds II-19
  • Green Sand Molding II-19
  • High-Density Molding (High Squeeze Pressure/ Impact) II-20
  • Flaskless Molding II-20
  • Tight Flask Molding II-20
  • Skin-Dried and Dry Sand Molding II-20
  • Chemically Bonded Sand Molding II-20
  • Precision Casting Process II-20
  • Permanent Mold Casting of Ferrous Alloys II-20
  • Gravity Permanent Mold II-20
  • Low-pressure Permanent Mold II-21
  • High-Pressure Die Casting II-21
  • Investment Casting (Lost Wax) II-21
  • Ceramic Molding (Shaw Process) II-21
  • True Ceramic Molding II-21
  • Hitchiner Process (CLA, CLAS, CLAV) II-22
  • Alternatives to Aluminum Die Casting Processes II-22
  • Semi-Solid Forming Process Components: Superior to Mold Castings II-22
  • Rheocasting and Thixocasting Semi-Solid Forming Process II-22
  • The Alumax SSF Process II-22
  • Magnesium - A Threat to Aluminum Die Casts II-23
  • Comparative Analysis of Design Parameters II-23

7. TECHNOLOGY BARRIERS IN MARKET DEVELOPMENT II-24

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-26

  • Nemak SA Acquires J.L. French Automotive II-26
  • Aleris Takes Over Voerde Aluminum's Cast House II-26
  • Hyundai Translead to Establish Aluminum Die-Casting Plant in Mexico II-26
  • Hongtu Technology to Expand Die-Casting Capacity II-26
  • Kenner Consortium Acquires Dynacast from Melrose II-27
  • Martinrea International Acquires Honsel AG II-27
  • Kaiser Aluminum Completes Alexco Acquisition II-27
  • Cosma International Takes Over Die Casting Operations of BDW Technologies Group II-27
  • Harvey Industries Die-Casting Acquires Die Casting Operations of R.E. Phelon II-28

9. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-29

  • Revstone Industries Snaps Up Forged Metals Business Division of Kaiser Aluminum II-29
  • Kaiser Aluminum Completes Acquisition of Nichols Wire Plant in Florence II-29
  • Pace Acquires Del Mar's Zinc Die-Casting Division II-29
  • N K MINDA Group and Kosei Aluminum Establish Aluminum Auto Components Joint Venture II-29
  • Ashok Leyland Enters into Joint Venture with Alteams for Die Cast Components II-30
  • Cerion Takes Over Intermet Corporation II-30
  • Compass Acquires Die-Casting & Machining Operations of Citation II-30
  • TCG Unitech Undergoes Name Change to TCG Unitech Lth-ol d.o.o. II-31
  • Citation Bags New Contracts for Iron Castings from Akebono II-31
  • Japan Steel and Buhler Druckguss Partner to Develop Aluminum Die-Casting Machine II-31
  • AE Group Shuts Down Aluminum Die-Casting Facility in the US II-31
  • Pace Industries to Close Two Aluminum Die-Casting Plants II-32

10. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-33

  • Alcast Company (USA) II-33
  • Alcoa Howmet Castings (USA) II-33
  • Bodine Aluminum, Inc. (USA) II-33
  • Consolidated Metco, Inc. (USA) II-34
  • Dynacast, Inc. (USA) II-34
  • Gibbs Die Casting Corp. (USA) II-35
  • Martinrea Honsel Germany GmbH (Germany) II-35
  • Nemak, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) II-35
  • Pace Industries (US) II-35
  • Revstone Industries, LLC (US) II-36
  • Rockman Industries Ltd. (India) II-36
  • Rochester Aluminum Smelting Canada Ltd. (Canada) II-36
  • Ryobi Limited (Japan) II-37
  • Shanghai Cosmopolitan Automobile Accessory Co., Ltd.(China) II-37

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-38



III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

4a. FRANCE

4b. GERMANY

4c. ITALY

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

4e. SPAIN

4f. RUSSIA

4g. REST OF EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. LATIN AMERICA

7. THE MIDDLE EAST

IV. Competitive Landscape

Companies Mentioned

  • AB Nya Metallgjuteriet (Sweden)
  • Advance Die Casting Company (USA)
  • Aluminum Foundries, Inc. (USA)
  • Amann Druckguss Gmbh & Co., KG. (Germany)
  • Amtek Auto Ltd. (India)
  • Asahi Tec Corporation (Japan)
  • Ashley Alteams India Ltd. (India)
  • Bub Druckguss GmbH (Germany)
  • Callen Manufacturing Corporation (USA)
  • Deancast Components Ltd. (UK)
  • Eucasting SpA (Italy)
  • Fonderie Renault SA (France)
  • Francis Manufacturing Company (USA)
  • Francis W. Birkett & Sons Ltd. (UK)
  • F-Tech, Inc. (Japan)
  • Hadleigh Castings Ltd. (UK)
  • Harrison Castings Ltd. (UK)
  • Laurel Manufacturing LLC (USA)
  • Midland Pressure Diecasting Group (UK)
  • RSB Transmissions (I) Ltd. (India)
  • Sundaram Clayton Ltd. (India)
  • Walker Die Casting, Inc. (USA)


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