Milling Machines Market: Introduction
Milling machines are designed for separating material from a workpiece using rotary cutters. These machines can drill, bore, and cut an array of materials. This process of removing pieces of the material in line with the tool axis is known as milling, and thus the machines used in the process are called milling machines. Milling machines are available in many types and are used across a variety of industries. Milling machines use cylindrical tools such as drills and end mills to remove material. Milling machines are primarily used on flat surfaces though they can work with some irregular surfaces too.
Key Drivers of the Milling Machines Market
- Demand for high quality products is a major factor responsible for the rise in demand for milling machines. Increase in demand for computer numerical control (CNC) machines due to its advanced technique and precise cutting has advanced the global milling machines market. The three types of milling machines available in the market include manual, semi-automatic, and automatic. Manufacturers are focusing on technological development of the product to make it more advanced and efficient.
- Rise in automation has led to increased demand for automatic milling machines. These machines are capital intensive and require less human involvement. Manufacturers are employing automatic milling machines to increase their production capacity. Demand for CNC machines has increased over the years since they are highly efficient, productive, and enable incorporation of new technologies. These factors have fuelled the growth of manufacturers and distributors who provide these machines.
Innovations and Advanced Technology Creating Opportunities in the Milling Machines Market
Technological advances can impact industries to various degrees, and manufacturing is especially well placed to leverage the latest innovations to its advantage. The rise of computerized milling machines have empowered businesses of all sizes, improving efficiency and reducing waste. Advanced cutting edge equipment has a 5-axis configuration which means that there is less need to manually re-orient materials or change tooling parts through processing, which increases the output of an individual milling machine. In terms of material adaptability, milling machines are able to work with more varieties of metals, plastics, and even composite materials, making the modern techniques more versatile than ever. Such factors create opportunities for the product in the market.
Hazards caused by milling machines are restraints of the market
Mills cut away material using rotating blades, and can throw or eject dust and chips at high speed. Flying chips present an eye injury hazard. Fine dust can be a respiratory hazard. Mills can also be very loud, presenting a threat to hearing as well as drowning out voices, phones, and alarms. Other hazards include injury from swarf, contact with the cutter or any rotating parts of the machine, or injury caused by a broken tool. These factors prove to be harmful and can restrain the market growth of the product.
Asia Pacific the dominant market
China and Japan are the largest markets for milling machines. The Asia Pacific market is expected to expand at the highest CAGR among all regions due to increasing manufacturing activity in India and China. Players are setting up plants in Asia Pacific due to availability of raw material and labor intensive manufacturing (labor is cheap in the region).
Key Players Operating in the Global Market
Companies are working on product innovation and development to increase their customer base. Furthermore, key companies are adopting the merger and acquisition strategy to improve their market revenue at the global level. Some of the major companies identified in the milling machines market are:
- Brother Industries, Ltd.
- Dalian Machine Tool Group Corporation
- DMG Mori Seiki Co. Ltd.
- GILDEMEISTER energy solutions GmbH
- Kitamura Machinery
- Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
- Shenyang Machine Tools Co. Ltd.
Milling Machines Market: Research Scope
Milling Machines Market, by Type
- Vertical Milling Machines
- Bed Type Milling Machines
- Horizontal Milling Machines
- Others (Box Milling Machines, Floor Milling Machines etc.)
Milling Machines Market, by Process
- Face Milling
- Peripheral Milling
Milling Machines Market, by Application
Milling Machines Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
- South America
- Rest of South America
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