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Metal Cutting Tools Market Size - By Tool (Indexable, Solid), By Process (Milling, Drilling, Boring, Turning, Grinding, Others), By End-use, Regional Outlook & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5619
  • Published Date: May 2024
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Metal Cutting Tools Market Size

Metal Cutting Tools Market was valued at USD 44.4 billion in 2023 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5% during 2024 to 2032. The growth of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, aerospace, construction, and machinery boost demand for metal cutting tools. As these industries expand to meet consumer demand and technological advancements, the need for efficient and precise metal cutting processes increases.

Metal Cutting Tools Market

Technological innovations in metal cutting tools, including the development of high-speed steel (HSS), carbide, and diamond cutting tools, enhance cutting efficiency, accuracy, and tool life. Advanced tool coatings and geometries improve performance and reduce machining time, driving demand for advanced metal cutting tools. The increasing use of advanced materials such as high-strength alloys, composites, and ceramics in manufacturing applications necessitates specialized cutting tools capable of machining these materials effectively. As industries demand lightweight and durable materials for their products, the demand for cutting tools suitable for these materials rises.


Metal cutting tool manufacturing relies on various raw materials, including steel, carbide, and ceramics. Fluctuations in raw material prices can impact production costs and profit margins for manufacturers. Price volatility may necessitate adjustments in pricing strategies or sourcing strategies to mitigate cost pressures. In addition, adoption of advanced cutting tool technologies such as laser cutting tools, gas cutting tools, manually pressure cutting tools, among the other may directly impact market growth.

Metal Cutting Tools Market Trends

Metal cutting tool manufacturers are increasingly utilizing advanced materials such as carbide, cermet, cubic boron nitride (CBN), and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) to enhance tool performance and durability. These materials offer superior hardness, wear resistance, and thermal stability, enabling tools to withstand high-speed and high-temperature machining applications. There is a growing demand for precision machining solutions capable of producing intricate and complex components with tight tolerances.

Metal cutting tool manufacturers are developing specialized tools for micro machining applications in industries such as electronics, medical devices, and aerospace, where precision and accuracy are paramount. Manufacturers are increasingly seeking customized metal cutting tooling solutions tailored to their specific machining requirements. Tool manufacturers are offering modular tooling systems, custom tool designs, and tool reconditioning services to meet the diverse needs of customers and optimize machining processes.

Metal Cutting Tools Market Analysis

Global Metal Cutting Tools Market Size, By Tool, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on tool, the indexable segment was worth USD 29.6 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 47.1 billion by 2032. Indexable tools are known for their cost-effectiveness due to their replaceable inserts. Manufacturers opt for indexable tools to reduce tooling costs over time, especially for high-volume machining operations. Solid tools offer excellent rigidity and stability, making them ideal for heavy-duty machining applications and demanding materials such as hardened steels and exotic alloys. Manufacturers choose solid tools for their ability to withstand high cutting forces and maintain dimensional accuracy.

Global Metal Cutting Tools Market Revenue Share, By Process, (2023

Based on process, the milling segment held approximately of 32% share of the metal cutting tools market in 2023. Milling is a versatile machining process used in various industries for producing complex shapes, contours, slots, and surfaces. The demand for milling tools is driven by the need to manufacture a wide range of components with precise dimensional accuracy and surface finish. The adoption of high-speed machining (HSM) techniques, which involve milling at significantly increased cutting speeds and feed rates, drives the demand for specialized milling tools capable of withstanding higher cutting forces and temperatures.

U.S. Metal Cutting Tools Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

North America metal cutting tools market size surpassed USD 9.9 billion in 2023 and is likely to exceed USD 15.4 billion by 2032. North America is home to a significant automotive manufacturing sector, with the United States, and Canada being major producers of vehicles and automotive parts. The demand for metal cutting tools is driven by the need to machine engine components, chassis parts, transmission systems, and other automotive components. The aerospace and defense industries in North America require precision machining solutions for manufacturing aircraft components, missile systems, defense equipment, and space exploration technologies. The demand for metal cutting tools is fueled by the need for high-quality, high-precision parts with stringent tolerances and complex geometries.

Increasing construction activities to foster the demand for metal cutting tools in United States

The U.S. metal cutting tools market is set to grow at a 5% CAGR through 2032. The U.S. has a diverse machinery manufacturing sector producing equipment for industries such as construction, agriculture, mining, and energy. Metal cutting tools are essential for machining gears, shafts, bearings, and other components used in industrial machinery.

Growing commercial sector in Germany to create a market for metal cutting tools

Germany is the hub of industrial sector in Europe has poised to witness more than 5.8% CAGR up to 2032. Germany having strong automotive manufacturing sector, with presence of key automotive players like Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz leading the way. The demand for metal cutting tools is driven by the need to produce high-quality components such as engine parts, transmission systems, chassis components, and precision gears.

Increasing construction and urbanization activities in India to drive the market for metal cutting tools

India is supposed to grow at the highest rate of 6.2% in the region. Indian manufacturers are increasingly participating in global supply chains and exporting products to international markets. The demand for metal cutting tools is influenced by the need to meet international quality standards, enhance product competitiveness, and expand export opportunities. Government initiatives such as "Skill India" and "Startup India" are promoting skill development, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the manufacturing sector. The demand for metal cutting tools is supported by initiatives aimed at enhancing manufacturing capabilities, fostering innovation, and improving infrastructure.

Metal Cutting Tools Market Share

Global Metal Cutting Tools Company Market Share Analysis, 2023

Metal cutting tools industry seem to be consolidated in nature due to presence of local and global players across the globe. In 2023, the market players such as Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Emerson Electric, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Atlas Copco, OSG Corporation, Iscar Ltd. (IMC Group), Guhring, Inc., Walter AG. collectively held around 35%-40% market share. These prominent players are proactively involved in strategic endeavors, such as mergers & acquisitions, facility expansions & collaborations, to expand their product portfolios, extend their reach to a broader customer base, and strengthen their market position.

Metal Cutting Tools Market Companies

Major players operating in the metal cutting tools industry are:

  • Atlas Copco
  • Ceratizit Group
  • Emerson Electric
  • Guhring, Inc.
  • Iscar Ltd. (IMC Group)
  • Kyocera Corporation
  • Mapal Dr. Kress KG
  • Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp.
  • OSG Corporation
  • Robert Bosch Gmbh
  • Seco Tools AB
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation
  • TaeguTec Ltd.
  • Walter AG
  • Sandvik AB

Metal Cutting Tools Market News

  • In April 2024,Sandvik AB has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake of 72.4% in Suzhou Ahno Precision Cutting Tool Technology Co Ltd (Ahno), based in Jiangsu, China from its parent company Ningbo Baosi Energy Equipment Co Ltd. Ahno is the fast-growing local precision cutting tools player offering diverse range of its solution in premium category will help Sandvik AB to target its customers and expand its business in China.
  • In April 2023, Kennametal Inc., a global leader in industrial technology, added eight new metal cutting tools and solutions to its portfolio. The new solutions provide enhanced productivity, wear resistance, and performance for a variety of applications across end markets, including general engineering, aerospace, medical, energy, and transportation.

This metal cutting tools market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion)(Million Units) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Tool

  • Indexable
  • Solid

Market, By Process

  • Milling
  • Drilling
  • Boring
  • Turning
  • Grinding
  • Others

Market, By Material

  • Carbide
  • High Speed Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Ceramics
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Oil & Gas
  • General Machining
  • Medical
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Other

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Direct
  • Indirect

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of metal cutting tools was reached USD 44.4 billion in 2023 and will grow at 5% CAGR during 2024 to 2032, driven by the growth of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, aerospace, construction, and machinery.

The indexable tools product segment in the metal cutting tools industry recorded USD 29.6 billion and is expected to cross USD 47.1 billion by 2032, owing to their cost-effectiveness due to their replaceable inserts.

North America metal cutting tools market size exceeded USD 9.9 billion in 2023 and is likely to exceed USD 15.4 billion by 2032, driven by need for high-quality, high-precision parts with stringent tolerances and complex geometries.

Ceratizit Group, Emerson Electric, Guhring, Inc., Iscar Ltd. (IMC Group), Kyocera Corporation, Mapal Dr. Kress KG, Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp., OSG Corporation, and Robert Bosch Gmbh among others.

Metal Cutting Tools Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 445
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 487
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