With a growing demand for fabricated metal products, ultimately fuelling the demand for machine tools, the sheet metal equipment market is witnessing steady growth, led by the the leading sheet metal equipment manufacturers. One of the major trends to watch for in this market is the increased adoption of 3D printing, which will have a significant impact on all levels of manufacturing and product design. Further, expect the competition between vendors to remain stiff in the next few years. According to analysts at Technavio, the global sheet metal equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 7% by 2020.
In this blog, we identify some of the key and prominent vendors in the market.
Top?Sheet Metal Equipment Manufacturers
Amada Co,. Ltd. is a large Japanese manufacturer of metal processing equipment and machinery. Amada manufactures metal cutting, forming, shearing, and punching machines. It also develops factory automation systems and electronic equipment in addition to machine tools. Amada’s products are used in fields such as the auto, computer, camera, and electric appliance industries.
TRUMPF is a German high technology company that provides manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools, lasers and electronics. These are used in the manufacture of the most diverse products, from vehicles, building technology and mobile devices to state-of-the art power and data storage.
Founded in 1948, Dalian Machine Tool Group has been a true pioneer?in China. During the past 60 years, Dalian Machine Tool Group has provided more than 500,000 machine tools and 600 automatic production lines for the automotive industry, wind power, oil drilling, rail transportation, engineering machinery and other key industries. Its products have been sold to more than 100 countries and regions worldwide through its international distribution and service network, connecting several thousand sales agents as well as a number of storage centers, to provide global service.
DMG Mori is one of Germany’s largest manufacturers of cutting machine tools and a leading global manufacturer of CNC-controlled Lathes and Milling machines. Products include innovative high-tech machines, industrial services and software and energy solutions. The MDAX technology group has 21 production sites worldwide and 161 international sales and service sites.
U.S. Industrial Machinery
U.S. Industrial Machinery Company specializes in the distribution of high quality metal working machinery. Its goal is to provide quality equipment at the most competitive prices in the industry. Users of U.S. Industrial machines range from Fortune 500 companies all the way to NASA.
Other prominent vendors
Allied Machine & Engineering
Established in 1941, Allied is regarded as a world leader in Metal Cutting serving all facets of manufacturing. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to creating the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world. The company’s tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in many varieties of drilling, reaming and threading applications.
Doosan Infracore, Korea’s top machinery manufacturer and a global leader in Infrastructure Support Business, has established an unrivaled position in construction equipment, engines, a variety of attachments and utility equipment. With over 70 years of history, Doosan Infracore has strived to take another giant leap forward by improving its competitiveness and securing new growth engines through global M&A activities, since becoming a member of Doosan Group in 2005.
Fair Friend Group
Fair Friend Group (FFG) was established in 1979 and consists of four major divisions of businesses. Products include CNC machine tools, power tools & equipment , forklifts , construction machinery, parking garage equipment, pneumatic equipment, printed circuit boards, LCD monitors & TV, solar cell conductive adhesives, LED lighting , magnesium alloy forging, and testing equipment for semiconductor & LED wafer. FFG has 82 production and operational bases worldwide collaborating together to share the group’s global resources.
FANUC is the undeniable global leader in automation for manufacturing. With more than 3 million CNCs installed worldwide, FANUC is the world’s leading supplier of CNC technology. FANUC America Corporation is the exclusive provider of industry leading FANUC CNC systems and solutions in the Americas, providing a one-stop shop for comprehensive CNC solutions including industry-leading control systems, a complete range of drives and motors and CO2 laser solutions.
GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is a division of Swiss company Georg Fischer. Its electrical discharge, high-speed milling and laser texturing machines, along with its automation solutions, make it the world’s leading provider to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. GF Machining Solutions offers manufacturing solutions using milling machines, laser, die sinking EDM, wire EDM, Additive manufacturing, Tooling & Automation.
Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products. The company also builds a variety of specialty machines, including 5-axis machining centers, mold making machining centers, toolroom machines, and gantry routers.
Founded in 1890, Hardinge, Inc. is the leader in providing a wide range of highly reliable turning, milling, grinding and workholding solutions. The breadth and depth of its product solutions?enables?Hardinge to support a variety of market applications, including aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, construction, agriculture, mold, tool and die, and more.
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering Group. Its operations are based on unique expertise in materials technology, extensive knowledge about industrial processes and close customer cooperation. This combination, coupled with continuous investments in research and development (R&D), has enabled Sandvik to achieve world-leading positions in tools and tooling systems for industrial metal cutting, equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries, and advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating.
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