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Cutting Tools Volume 4: Competitive Analysis

Cutting Tools Volume 4 Report

Cutting Tools Volume 4 - Global Competitive Analysis & Producer Profiles

Volume 4 of this four volume report analyzes the competitive environment of the global cutting tools industry. Included is sales and market share information of key producers. Tables break down market share by region and country as well as year (2017-2018).

With over 15 years experience in the cutting tools industry, Dedalus Consulting's intelligence coverage offers the most comprehensive data and analysis available. Our four (4) volume published research report is in its 8th Edition, and our new Ulysses™ data service builds on that history of accumulated knowledge.

The 2019 cutting tools report provides quantitative data and qualitative analysis on the global cutting tools market by country, end-user industry, distribution channels, tool type, application, workpiece material, grade, and competitors. Expanded coverage includes additional end-user industry breakdowns and in-depth producer profiles.

Data and analysis is available for the years 2017 to 2023. The Ulysses™ database contains market data for the years 2004-2023.


Published: March 2019

Summary of Report Contents

The Cutting Tools Published Research Report is divided into four (4) volumes according to subject: market/technology overview, product/application market analysis, end-user industry/country analysis, and competitive environment. Each volume is divided into convenient sections according to breakdown criteria.

Volume 4 contains over 500 pages and over 100 tables and graphs. The four (4) volume report contains over 775 pages and over 500 charts/graphs.


Research Objectives & Methodology

Research Objectives

The primary objectives in this analysis are:

  • To provide clients with the tools they need to accurately assess their market opportunities and potential;
  • To determine the size of the total market opportunity by cutting tool product types, end-user industry, workpiece materials, and grade by country;
  • To forecast future growth in each product by geographic and end-use market; and
  • To assess the competitive environment within the market including supplier sales, market share, and producer profiles.

Methodology & Sources

Dedalus Consulting employs all current market and competitive intelligence techniques in order to ensure comprehensive research and analysis. The research methodology applies generally to all database services, published and custom research. It can also be modified to suit a project and the client’s specific objectives.

Steps in our research methodology include:

  • Identification of Report/Client Objectives
  • Research program Development
  • Secondary Data Collection
  • Primary Data Collection/Interviews
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
  • Data Tabular Presentation, Visualization & Design

Product Types and Subtypes Covered

Product Types and Subtypes Covered

Milling Tools
      • End/Face Milling
      • Slotting/Slitting
      • Plunge Milling
      • Contouring
      • Profiling
      • Threading
      • Micromachining
      • Other
Turning Tools
      • ISO Turning
      • Parting/Grooving
      • Threading
      • Profiling
      • Micromachining
      • Other
Drilling Tools
      • Standard Depth Drilling
      • Deep Hole Drilling
      • Threading
      • Micromachining
      • Interchangeable Tip
      • Other
Other Cutting Tools
      • Reamers
      • Taps
      • Dies
      • Burrs
      • Other

Tool Types: Solid/Indexable

Tool Types

      • Indexable Inserts
      • Solid Cutting Tools

Cutting Tool Grades

Cutting Tool Grades

      • Cemented (Tungsten) Carbides
      • High-Speed Steel (HSS)
      • Ceramics
      • Cermets
      • cBN/PcBN
      • Diamond Tools

Workpiece Materials

Workpiece Materials

      • Cast Irons
      • Carbon Steels
      • Stainless Steels
      • High-Temperature/Super Alloys
      • Hardened Materials
      • Non-Ferrous Metals
      • Non-Metallics

Geographic Coverage

Geographic Coverage

      • Brazil
      • China
      • CIS
      • France
      • Germany
      • India
      • Italy
      • Japan
      • Korea (South)
      • Russia
      • Spain
      • Switzerland
      • Taiwan
      • United Kingdom
      • United States
      • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other EU
      • Other Europe
      • Other Latin America
      • Other NAFTA
      • Rest of World

End-User Industries Covered

End-User Industries

      • Aerospace
      • Automotive
      • Chemical Processing
      • Communications
      • Consumer
      • Construction
      • Defense/Military
      • Die & Mold
      • Electronics
      • General Machining
      • Job Shops
      • Medical/Research
      • Oil, Gas & Mining
      • Paper & Pulp Industry
      • Power Generation (e.g., renewables, nuclear)
      • Transportation (e.g., railroads, shipbuilding, infrastructure)
      • Other

Applications Covered

Applications Covered

      • Polishing/Lapping
      • Finishing/Deburring
      • Stock Removal
      • Grinding
      • Contouring
      • Planing
      • Sharpening
      • Boring
      • Other



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        • 2018 base year
        • 2019 estimated
        • Forecasts: 2018-2023
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Volume 1: Executive Summary

The Executive Summary provides a detailed overview of the cutting tools industry for when you only need top-level data and analysis. It provides summary tables in value of consumption by major product types, countries, and end-user industries. It also gives general market trends and factors affecting demand on the summary level.


Section 1: Technology Overview

Section 1: Technology Overview

Key Industry Terminology

      • General Machining Definitions
        • Applications
        • Tool Grade
        • Workpiece Material
      • Product Type Definitions
        • Solid Cutting Tools
        • Indexable Inserts
          • Geometry
          • Shapes/Angles
      • Application Tool Types Defined
        • Milling Tools
        • Turning Tools
        • Drilling Tools
        • Other Tools (e.g., reamers, burrs, etc.)
        • Micromachining Tools
      • Machining Methods
        • Quick-Change Tooling
        • Modular Tooling
        • High-Speed Machining
        • Coolant Based Machining
        • Dry Machining

Cutting Tool Selection

      • Application Definition
      • Specifications
      • Workpiece Material Evaluation

Advances in General Machining Processes

      • Cutting Tool versus Machine Tool Development
      • Advances and Developments in Machining Techniques
      • Machine Tool Design and Productivity
      • Alternative Machining Methods & Disruptive Technologies
        • Grinding/Abrasive Techniques
        • Machining Centers
        • Horizontal/Vertical Machining
        • Multi-axis machining
        • EDM (Electro-Discharge Machining)
        • ECM (Electro-Chemical Machining)
        • Laser Machining
        • Additive Manufacturing
      • Knowledge Gap: Education on Tool Selection and Machine Capability
      • Educating the Next Generation of Machinists
      • Specialization and Customization Continue to Grow
      • Impact of Advances in Cutting Tool Grade Technology
      • Impact of Advances in Workpiece Material
      • Impact on Tooling and Productivity

Coatings Overview

      • What is a coating?
      • Coatings Processes
        • CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition)
        • PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)
      • Ceramic Coatings
        • TiN, TiCN, TiC, TiCN, TiAlN
        • TiAL Black and gold developments
      • Nanostructured Materials Coatings
      • Diamond Coatings
      • Diamond-like-carbon (DLC) Developments
      • Advances in Coatings Technology

International Standards

      • ANSI Standards
      • ISO (International Standards Organization) Standards
      • Meeting international standards
      • Impact of low quality products on the market

Technology Outlook

      • Cutting Tool Technology on the Horizon
      • Challenges and Advances in Materials Science
        • Nanostructured Materials
        • Ultrafine Grain (Micrograin) Carbides
        • Ceramics Evolution
      • Increasing Productivity with New Designs


Section 2: Market Overview

Section 2: Market Overview

Global Cutting Tools Market Overview

      • Total Demand by Country for Cutting Tools ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Trends & Forecasts in Cutting Tool Consumption
      • Factors Affecting Cutting Tool Demand
      • Global Industry Trends
      • World Machining Industry by Product Type ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Machine Tools Industry Overview
      • Global Demand ($MM) for Machine Tools by Region and Type: 2017-2023
      • Trends & Forecasts

Industry Trends & Forecasts

      • Cycles of Growth and Decline
      • High-growth Markets (CAGR by Year)
      • Cutting Tool Producer Strategies in Reducing Costs
      • Machine Shop Strategies in Reducing Costs
      • Offsetting Increasing Labor Costs
      • Reduction of Energy Costs
      • Machine Tool Selection
      • Impacts of Just-In-Time Practices
      • Economics of Machining
      • Economics of High-Speed Machining
      • Economic Benefits of Dry Machining

Supply Chain Analysis

      • Raw Materials
        • Tungsten
        • Cobalt
        • Tantalum
        • High-speed steel
        • Ceramics
          • Aluminum oxide
          • Silicon carbide
        • Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN)
        • PCD Diamond
      • Blanks
      • Coatings

Relevant Legislation

      • Government Oversight & Associations
      • Environmental Impact
      • Waste Removal
      • Coolant Use and Disposal
      • Work Environment and Safety

Regional Market Data and Analysis

      • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Region: 2017-2023
      • Regional Trends
      • High growth markets in a slow global economy
      • Developing Nations versus Mature Economies
      • Manufacturing Trends by Country

Distribution Channels

      • Global Demand ($MM) by Distribution Channel: 2017-2023
      • Distribution Channels Defined
        • Direct to the End-User
        • Private Labelling
        • Distributors (international, national regional, local)
        • Manufacturer's Representatives
        • Catalog Houses
        • Online Channels & Mass Merchandisers
        • Value Added Resellers
      • Private Labelling: How This Significant Industry Affects Competition and Brand Name Recognition
      • Multi-Tier Distribution Model: How it Affects Cost to the End-User
      • Channel Mark-ups Explained


      • Average Selling Price by Product Type
      • End-User Industry Pricing Analysis
      • Pricing Trends by Country

Cutting Tool Grade Trends

      • Product Grade Overview
      • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Grade: 2017-2023
      • Cutting Tool Grades
        • Carbide Tools
        • Ceramic Tools
          • Advantages of Ceramic Tools
          • Solid Ceramic Tools, Alumina
          • SiC (silicon carbide), SiN (silicon nitride)
          • SiC Whisker Reinforced Tools
          • CMC (ceramic matrix composites)
        • Cermet Tools
        • CBN/PCBN Tools
        • Diamond Tools
      • General Conclusions

Tool Type

      • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Application Product Type — Milling, Turning, Drilling & Other: 2017-2023
      • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Type — Solid versus Indexable Tooling: 2017-2023
        • Advances in Insert Design and Application
        • Trends in Solid versus Indexable Tooling

Workpiece Material

      • Global Demand ($MM) for Cutting Tools by Workpiece Material: 2017-2023
      • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
      • Machining Non-Metallic Materials
        • Plastics
        • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRPs)
        • Ceramic Composites

End-User Analysis

      • Global Demand for Cutting Tools ($MM) by End-User Industry: 2017-2023
      • Statistics & Overall Market Data
      • Forecasts and Predictions: 2020 and Beyond
      • High growth markets in a diverse global economy
      • Key Sectors by Country and Region
      • Factors Affecting End-User Demand
      • Analysis of Criteria for End-User Product Selection
      • End-User Trends by Workpiece Material
      • Key End-Users by Industry

Competitive Environment

This section looks at the general competitive factors in the global cutting tools industry. For a more in-depth look at the competitive landscape, see Volume 4 — Competitive Environment: Analysis and Producer Profiles

      • Competitive Market Factors (e.g., pricing, product development...)
      • Major Supplier Sales and Market Share ($MM): 2017-2018
      • Marketing Strategies
      • Competitive Landscape Moving Forward

List of Tables

List of Tables

Section Two: Market Overview

      • Table ES.1: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Country ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.2: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Country (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.3: Global Cutting Tool Consumption Year-over-Year Growth by Country (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.4: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Distribution Channel (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.4A: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Average Channel Markup (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.5: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Type Industry ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.6: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Type Industry (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.7: Global Cutting Tool Consumption Year-over-Year Growth by Type (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.8: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Type — Indexable, Solid ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.9: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Type — Indexable, Solid ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.10: Global Cutting Tool Consumption Year-over-Year Growth by Type — Indexable, Solid (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.11: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Grade ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.12: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Grade (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.13: Global Cutting Tool Consumption Year-over-Year Growth by Grade (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.14: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Workpiece Materials ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.15: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by Workpiece Materials (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.16: Global Cutting Tool Consumption Year-over-Year Growth by Workpiece Materials (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.17: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by End-User Industry ($MM): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.18: Global Cutting Tool Consumption by End-User Industry (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.19: Global Cutting Tool Consumption Year-over-Year Growth by End-User (%): 2017-2023
      • Table ES.20: Global Cutting Tool Suppliers by Sales ($MM): 2017-2018
      • Table ES.21: Suppliers by Market Share (%): 2017-2018
      • Table ES.22: Cutting Tool Supplier Sales Yr-over-Yr Growth (%): 2017-2018

Volume 4: Competitive Environment: Analysis and Producer Profiles

Over 500 pages. Over 100 tables and charts.


Section 3: Competitive Environment

Section 3: Competitive Environment

      • General Factors for Competition
      • Competitive Market Factors (e.g., pricing, product development...)
      • SWOT Analysis Examples and Marketing Analysis
      • Strategies for Marketing & Business Development
      • Market Entry and New Competitors: Obstacles and Points of Entry
      • Competitive Landscape Moving Forward

Producer Market Share Breakdows

      • Comprehensive Share Breakdown for over 75 Companies
      • Supplier Sales and Market Share ($MM): 2017-2018
      • Tier 1 Multinationals versus Local and Regional Suppliers
      • Regional Market Share Breakdown by Major Suppliers ($MM): 2017-2018

Mergers and Acquisition Activity

      • Historical Mergers and Acquisition Activity
      • Recent M&A Activity
      • Current Market Contraction Trends
      • Factors in Target Selection

Section 4: Supplier Profiles

Section 4: Supplier Profiles

Each profile contains the following information on a best efforts basis:

      • History
      • Key Personnel
      • Corporate Structure
      • Total Revenue & Other Financial Information
      • Distribution Channels
      • Product Analysis
      • Manufacturing Capabilities
      • Key Strengths
      • Marketing Strategies

List of Tables

List of Tables

Volume 4 includes all the tables from Volume 1 plus:

Section 3: Competitive Environment

      • Table 3.1: World Cutting Tool Suppliers Sales Breakdown by Region ($MM): 2017-2018
      • Table 3.2: World Cutting Tool Suppliers Sales Breakdown by Region (%): 2017-2018
      • Table 3.3: World Cutting Tool Suppliers by Regional Market Share (%): 2017-2018


Companies Profiled


Companies Profiled

      • Advanced Carbide Tool
      • Alesa
      • Allegheny Technologies
      • AMAMCO Tool
      • Arch Micro Tool
      • Asahi Diamond Industrial
      • ATA Group
      • Balax
      • Becker Diamant
      • Belin
      • Best Carbide Cutting Tools
      • BIAX Schmid & Wezel
      • BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling
      • Boehlerit
      • Ceramtec
      • Ceratizit
      • Cerin
      • Cogsdill Tool Products
      • Craft Tech Cutting Tools
      • Craig Tools International
      • CVD Diamond
      • DAPRA
      • Diametal
      • Diamond Pauber
      • Dijet Industrial
      • Dura-Mill
      • E-Z Burr Tool
      • Ehwa Diamond Industrial
      • Elenco Carbide Tool
      • EMAG
      • Ferguson Tools
      • Five Star Tool
      • Forbes Precision Tools
      • Fullerton Tool
      • Garr Tool
      • Grobet
      • Gühring
      • Harvey Tool
      • Higred Tools
      • Hitachi Metals
      • IMCO Carbide Tool
      • Internal Tool
      • Iscar
      • Jarvis Cutting Tools
      • Jiangsu Funlin Super Hard Tools
      • Jiangyin Huaxing Diamond Tools
      • Kennametal
      • Komet Group
      • Korloy Inc
      • LMT Tools
      • Lukas-Erzett
      • MA Ford
      • Mapal
      • Mastercut Tool
      • Melin Tool Company
      • Midwest Cutting Tools
      • Miranda Tools
      • Monster Tool
      • Morgood Tools
      • Morse Cutting Tools
      • Perino
      • Pferd
      • Regal Cutting Tools
      • Rock River Tool/li>
      • Rohit Industries
      • Sandvik
      • Seco Tools
      • SGS Tool
      • Shiballoy Multiflex
      • SJ Tools
      • Specialty Carbide Products
      • Sprenger Schleiftechnik
      • Tec-Spiral
      • Walter
      • ZhuZhou Cemented Carbide Cutting Tools


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