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  • Published In : Mar 2024
  • Code : CMI6727
  • Pages :137
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  • Industry : Advanced Materials

Market Size and Trends

The metal stamping market is estimated to be valued at USD 222.14 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 290.36 Bn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% from 2024 to 2031.

Metal Stamping Market Key Factors

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The growing manufacturing sector and increasing demand for metal components from various end-use industries like automotive, industrial machinery, consumer goods, and electronics are driving the growth of the metal stamping market.

The market is expected to witness positive trends over the forecast period supported by rising automobile production around the world and recovery in the aerospace industry from the downturn caused by the pandemic. Additionally, the replacement of traditional manufacturing techniques with metal stamping owing to advantages like mass production capabilities and dimensional accuracy will further aid the market expansion.

Rising Demand from Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has witnessed significant growth over the past few years owing to rising vehicle production around the world. For instance, according to data published by the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce in 2020, the U.S. has one of the largest automotive markets in the world. In 2020, light vehicle sales in the U.S. were 14.5 million units. Overall, the U.S. is the world’s second-largest market for vehicle sales and production. Autos Drive America reports that international automakers produced 5 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2020. Metal stamping finds wide applications in the automotive sector for manufacturing vehicle body parts, interior and exterior components, engine parts, and other mechanical items. Stamped metal components help reduce vehicle weight and achieve fuel efficiency targets. As the demand for passenger and commercial vehicles increases steadily, especially in emerging economies, it is leading automobile OEMs and their tier 1 suppliers to ramp up production volumes. This, in turn, is driving the greater consumption of metal stamping processes and parts. Automakers are also utilizing advanced high-strength steels and aluminum alloys to develop lightweight vehicles, which favors metal forming over other fabrication techniques. The stringent emission regulations regarding vehicle weight and fuel consumption in regions like Europe and North America are additionally propelling the use of stamped metal auto parts. With projected sales growth in commercial vehicles and passenger cars worldwide over the coming years, the automotive sector will remain a major end user of metal stamping services and products.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Metal Stamping Market Concentration By Players

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Adoption of Lean Manufacturing Techniques

Metal stamping companies across major regions are focusing on implementing lean manufacturing practices to boost productivity and minimize operational costs. Lean techniques such as single minute exchange of dies (SMED), just-in-time (JIT) production, 5S methodology, and value stream mapping are gaining widespread acceptance. Adopting lean principles helps metal stampers reduce setup times, tooling expenses, scrap losses, inventory levels, and manufacturing cycle durations. It also improves flexibility to cater small batch sizes and frequent product changes. The growing need to enhance manufacturing efficiency and agility is encouraging stamping shops to invest in lean tools and redesign production workflows. Lean stamping can deliver higher throughput with lower defects and rework. It also enables agility to launch new products at a faster pace. The emphasis on lean manufacturing stems from desires of OEM customers as well as competitive pressures. As metal forming companies realize the operational and financial benefits, more are likely to embrace lean strategies to maximize productivity and satisfy current market demands. This rising focus on lean is a key driver influencing the metal stamping industry trends.

Metal Stamping Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenges: Increased adoption of 3D printing

The metal stamping market faces several challenges. Increased adoption of 3D printing and automation poses a threat as these technologies can replace metal stamping for some applications. Rising raw material prices also negatively impact profit margins. Additionally, the sector is competitive with many small players. This exerts pressure on pricing and makes it difficult to scale up. Environmental regulations around the use of certain metals for stamping present compliance challenges. Skill shortage is an issue as experienced stamping operators are aging and younger people show less interest in these jobs.

Market Opportunities: Demand from the automotive industry

The demand from the automotive industry continues to drive volume. As vehicles increasingly use high-strength steel, there are chances to develop specialized stamping solutions. Growth in other sectors such as appliances and electronics also open up prospects. Adaptation of robotics in metal stamping can boost productivity and quality.

Metal Stamping Market By Process

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Insights, By Process: Machinery automation is driving the adoption of blanking

In terms of process, blanking contributes 41% share of the market owning to its widespread use for producing common metal components. Blanking involves punching or pushing metal stock through a die to cut it into a desired blank shape. The process is well-suited for high-volume production applications due to its speed and precision. Advances in automation technology have made blanking increasingly efficient for mass manufacturing. Sophisticated stamping presses can now be programmed to perform complex blanking sequences with minimal human intervention. This reduces labor costs and improves consistency compared to manual blanking methods. Robotics are also being utilized to load/unload work pieces faster than human workers. The automation of blanking lines has allowed manufacturers to ramp up throughput without adding headcount. As production demands rise across end-use industries, the scalability of automated blanking solutions helps explain its dominance in the metal stamping process segment. Growing automotive industry is expected to drive the segment growth. For instance, according to data published by The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) in 2023, the turnover generated by the automotive sector represents 7% of the EU's total GDP.

Insights, By Press Type: Mechanical advantages are sustaining the leadership of mechanical press

In terms of press type, mechanical press contributes 39.45% share of the market owing to advantages over competing technologies. Mechanical presses utilize a flywheel and clutch to rapidly transfer huge amounts of kinetic energy for stamping. This imparts tremendous blanking and forming force without relying on hydraulic or electrical systems prone to failures. Mechanical presses also require less floor space than bulky hydraulic alternatives. Their robust construction has made them well-suited for 24/7 production schedules in automotive and appliance manufacturing. Recent innovations like servomotors integrated with clutch/brake assemblies have enhanced the speed, precision and programmability of mechanical presses. However, their operating principles remain mechanically simple compared to other press types. This simplicity confers high uptime and long lifetimes between major overhauls or parts replacements. For cost-sensitive mass production, the durability and energy-efficiency of mechanical presses continue pushing their usage above hydraulic presses or newer servo technologies.

 Insights, By Thickness: Intricate component complexity drives the demand for sub-2.5mm stampings

In terms of thickness outlook, stampings with less than & up to 2.5 mm thickness contribute 40.14% share of the market due to evolving market needs. Miniaturization trends across various industries necessitate intricate metal components that are small, tightly-packaged and produced in high volumes. Examples include hinges, springs, and connectors found inside smartphones, medical devices and electronics assemblies. Fabricating such delicate parts from thinner gauge sheet metal allows for greater geometrical complexity, tighter tolerances and smaller form factors than thicker stock material permits. Meanwhile, advances in tooling, lubrication techniques, and ultrathin gauge feeders have enabled cost-effective blanking/stamping of increasingly fine metal foils and laminates less than 2.5mm thick. As embedded systems proliferate across more applications, demand is rising for metal micro-components that can only be mass-manufactured through stamping of ultra-thin metallic blanks. This emerging complexity within micro-scale machinery drives consistent consumption of the thinnest metal stamping thickness segment.

Regional Insights

Metal Stamping Market Regional Insights

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North America has established itself as the dominant region with 41.1% share in the global metal stamping market over the past few decades. The U.S., in particular, has a strong manufacturing heritage in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics that have supported significant growth in the metal stamping supply chain. The U.S. stamping companies have adopted advanced manufacturing technologies at a faster pace compared to international peers, helping improve productivity, reduce costs, and meet stringent quality requirements of OEMs. Moreover, the presence of automotive giants and their large supplier network in the Midwest region has resulted in major investments and development of entire metal stamping clusters around Detroit, Ohio, and other major cities. This geographic concentration of supply and demand has made North America a hub for metal stamping globally.

 The Asia Pacific region has emerged as the fastest growing market for metal stamping in recent years, driven primarily by the rising output of China. The country's exponential growth in the automotive, appliances, and electronics manufacturing industries has boosted opportunities for metal stampers. Relatively lower labor costs coupled with government initiatives inviting foreign investment through Special Economic Zones have established China as the 'factory to the world'. In addition, local manufacturers are continuously enhancing capabilities to produce advanced high-volume parts with precision that were earlier only produced in developed markets. South Korea and Japan also have sizable metal stamping segments serving major industries from their countries. With growing exports and domestic consumption in the Asia Pacific region, the metal stamping market is witnessing aggressive capacity additions and technology upgrades to cater to this growing demand.

Market Report Scope

Metal Stamping Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 222.14 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 3.9% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 290.36 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Process: Blanking, Embossing, Bending, Coining, and Others (Flanging, etc.) 
  • By Press Type: Mechanical Press, Hydraulic Press, and Others (Servo Press, etc.) 
  • By Thickness Outlook: Less than & up to 2.5 mm, and More than 2.5 mm 
  • By Application: Automotive, Industrial Machinery, Consumer electronics, Aerospace, Electrical & Electronics, Building & Construction, and Others (Telecommunications, etc.) 
Companies covered:

Acro Metal Stamping, Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, D&H Industries, Inc., Kenmode, Inc., Klesk Metal Stamping Co, Clow Stamping Company, Goshen Stamping Company, Tempco Manufacturing Company, Inc, Interplex Holdings Pte. Ltd., CAPARO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, AAPICO Hitech Public Company Limited, Gestamp, Ford Motor Company, Arconic Corporation, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc, CIE Automotive S.A., AAPICO Hitech Public Company Limited, Wiegel Tool Works, Inc., and Boker’s, Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • Rising Demand from Automotive Industry
  • Adoption of Lean Manufacturing Techniques 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Increased Adoption of 3D Printing
  • Fluctuating Raw Material Prices

Key Developments

  • In October 2021, American Electric Power agreed to sell its Kentucky businesses, including Kentucky Power and AEP Kentucky Transco, to Liberty, the parent company of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp's regulated utility subsidiary, for a US$ 2.846 billion enterprise value
  • In November 2023, Generational Growth Capital, an equity firm based in Milwaukee, U.S., acquired Federal Tool & Engineering from West Bend, Wisconsin; BP Metals from Isanti, Minnesota; and Rockford Specialties from Rockford, Illinois. These three manufacturers focus on metal stamping and structural steel manufacturing. The new entity, named American Consolidated Metals, aims to expand its manufacturing capacity and provide better logistical support to customers, ensuring uninterrupted delivery through a strong supply chain.
  • In October 2023, Ryerson, one of the largest service center groups in North America, acquired Norlen Inc., a full-service metal fabricator based in Schofield, Wisconsin, for an undisclosed sum. Norlen Inc. provides metal stamping, machining, painting, and value-added fabrication services to the agricultural and defense markets.
  • In June 2023, General Motors announced that it would be investing more than USD 500 million into its Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to produce the next generation of full-size SUVs. The plant will receive new equipment for metal stamping, the body shop, and general assembly.
  • In January 2021, Interplex has acquired OCP Group, Inc (OCP), a custom connector and cable assembly design and manufacturer based in California, U.S.
  • *Definition: The metal stamping market includes companies that manufacture metal parts and components through stamping processes. Metal stamping involves placing sheets of metal stock metal between dies and presses to cut and shape the metal into various parts. Common applications for stamped metal parts include automotive components, appliances, electronics, hardware, medical devices, and more. Major players in the metal stamping market design and manufacture stamped metal components for original equipment manufacturers across various end-use industries on a large scale.

Market Segmentation

  •  Process Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Blanking
    • Embossing
    • Bending
    • Coining
    • Others (Flanging, etc.)
  •  Press Type Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Mechanical Press
    • Hydraulic Press
    • Others (Servo Press, etc.)
  •  Thickness Outlook Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Less than & up to 2.5 mm
    • More than 2.5 mm
  •  Application Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Automotive
    • Industrial Machinery
    • Consumer electronics
    • Aerospace
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Building & Construction
    • Others (Telecommunications, etc.)
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • Acro Metal Stamping
    • Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company
    • D&H Industries, Inc.
    • Kenmode, Inc.
    • Klesk Metal Stamping Co
    • Clow Stamping Company
    • Goshen Stamping Company
    • Tempco Manufacturing Company, Inc
    • Interplex Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    • CAPARO
    • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
    • AAPICO Hitech Public Company Limited
    • Gestamp
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Arconic Corporation
    • American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc
    • CIE Automotive S.A.
    • AAPICO Hitech Public Company Limited
    • Wiegel Tool Works, Inc.
    • Boker’s, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of the metal stamping market is projected to be 3.9% from 2024 to 2031.

Rising demand from the automotive industry and adoption of lean manufacturing techniques are the major factors driving the growth of the metal stamping market.

Increased adoption of 3D printing and fluctuating raw material prices are the major factors hampering the growth of the metal stamping market.

In terms of process, blanking is estimated to dominate the market revenue share in 2024.

Acro Metal Stamping, Manor Tool & Manufacturing Company, D&H Industries, Inc., Kenmode, Inc., Klesk Metal Stamping Co, Clow Stamping Company, Goshen Stamping Company, Tempco Manufacturing Company, Inc, Interplex Holdings Pte. Ltd., Wiegel Tool Works, Inc., and Boker’s, Inc. are the major players operating in the market.

North America is expected to lead the metal stamping market.

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