Investment Casting Market Size is Predicted to Witness 5.0% CAGR till 2030

The global Investment Casting Market size is expected to reach USD 24.52 billion by 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 5.0% over the forecast period. The use of new computer simulation techniques and robotics is projected to boost production rates and contribute to market growth.

The investment casting process is labor-intensive on account of the precision required in the final product, which increases the cost of direct wages to the workers. However, to overcome this, technological advancements have been made by prominent players in the industry with the introduction of electronically operated robotic arms that perform the majority of casting operations. These arms apply various types of ceramic and sand coating to wax patterns and pouring of metal into the cavity.

The investment casting process is widely used for aerospace and automotive parts manufacturing on account of the need for varied sizes and dimensions of the components. The process allows the formation of minute parts by supplying metal casting in the ceramic molds with the exact shape and size of the original components. Several industries are utilizing this process to form the components of desired intricate dimensions.

The process is comparatively easy and accurate as it uses molds to form the components. The wax patterns reflecting detailed measurements of the original component are used as templates, which are then coated with ceramic materials. These patterns are melted and taken out of the mold once the ceramic coatings are hardened. Thus, the exact specification cavities are created inside the molds.

High cost compared to other conventional production methods such as die-casting during high volume production is projected to hinder the market growth. The cost allied to the overall process of the product has a majority share of the raw materials including steel and superalloys. Wax patterns and ceramic or refractory coatings also have significant effects on the overall prices of the process. In addition, expenses paid to the skilled workforce are higher owing to the hazardous and extreme working conditions in the foundries.

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Investment Casting Market Report Highlights

  • By application, medical sector is projected to grow at the highest GAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period. Demand for investment cast products in dental & surgical tools, implantable parts, MRI machines, X-ray equipment, stretchers, and wheelchairs is projected to contribute to the segment growth
  • Aerospace & defense accounted for the highest share in terms of the consumption of investment cast products in 2021. Several manufacturers of aerospace parts utilize the process to manufacture specialized components for large-size aircraft
  • Growth in the oil & gas industry across the globe has resulted in ascending demand for casting components. Highly engineered product components manufactured via the investment casting process are utilized in offshore and onshore drilling operations and hydraulic fracturing applications
  • North America accounted for a revenue share of 36.0% in 2021 of the global market, owing to the high production capacity of key players in the region. The region exhibits a high demand for aerospace and automotive cast finished parts

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