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Metal Molds Market for Plastic Injection Molding Size, By Material (Steel, Aluminum), By Manufacturing Process (Standard/CNC Machining, Electric Discharge Machining), By Application (Packaging [Pharmaceutical, Beauty & Personal Care, Food & Beverage], Automotive, Medical, Electronics, Construction), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4904
  • Published Date: Dec 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

Metal Molds Market for Plastic Injection Molding size was recorded at USD 4.5 billion in 2022. Driven by increasing construction projects, the industry is anticipated to grow at more than 3% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.
 

Metal molding for plastic injection molding is gaining positive attention among manufacturers of consumer goods. One of the primary factors driving the market share is the mounting product demand from the healthcare industry. Metal injection molding is cheap, flexible, ideal for mass production, results in less wastage, are durable, and is reliable compared to counterparts. The growth in physical disorders and damages has raised the demand for surgical instruments and high-quality dental implants.
 

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Moreover, the surging purchasing power of people has propelled the uptake of automobiles, which, in turn, is accelerating product penetration in the automotive sector. Metal injection molding is useful in fabricating components of automobiles, including gearboxes, steering systems, turbochargers, rocker arms, and shift levers, which are complex and high-strength engine parts. Furthermore, the role of government in the smooth functioning of the industry is also augmenting the market growth.
 

Stringent government regulations may restrain industry progression

Strict environmental regulations are chiefly restraining metal molds market for plastic injection molding growth. The metal casting or metal molding process emits harmful and poisonous gases, dust, and particles, and generates waste pollutants, which degrade the surrounding environment. The government has thus taken specific measures related to the metal foundries. For instance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created an exposure limit for benzene to up to 1 part per million parts of air. Nonetheless, these policies also help the industry in conducting operations safely, thereby bolstering the use of metal molds for plastic injection molding.
 

High thermal conductivity to help aluminum molds gain traction

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In terms of material, metal molds market for plastic injection molding is categorized into aluminum, steel, and others. Aluminum segment is speculated to register more than USD 1 billion in revenue by 2032. The segment is projected to witness notable growth in the coming years as aluminum molds have high thermal heat transfer ability as well as excellent conductivity, which is foreseen to bolster segment expansion.
 

Ability to control complex machinery to accelerate metal injection molds adoption

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Based on the manufacturing process, metal molds market for plastic injection molding is classified into standard/CNC machining and electric discharge machining. Standard/CNC machining segment size is foreseen to reach USD 5 billion in revenue by 2032. The high degree of axis in CNC machining is benefitting the growth of the segment. Furthermore, CNC machining can also control complex machinery, such as laths, grinders, and turning mills, which are utilized in cutting, shaping, and forming different parts and prototypes.
 

Increased usage in packaging applications to foster industry outlook

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In terms of application, metal molds market for plastic injection molding is segregated into packaging, medical, construction, electronics, automotive, and others. Packaging application segment is primed to grow at a 3.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The segment growth is attributable to various benefits of packaging products, including flexibility, lightweightness, durability, handling efficiency, and low carrying cost. Along with these, packaging products also find extensive usage in the food & beverage, consumer products, and chemicals sectors, which is poised to fuel the demand for metal molds for plastic injection molding for packaging purposes.
 

Growing automotive industry to aid Asia Pacific emerge as a prominent revenue pocket

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Asia Pacific metal molds market for plastic injection molding is set to reach a valuation of USD 3 billion by 2032. The booming infrastructure spending, together with the surging domestic automotive production and the rising demand for automobiles in the APAC region.
 

Increase in production capacity to strengthen the market outlook

The Rodon Group, ERMO S.A., Enko AS, Bunty LLC, Michiana Global Mold, Inc., MSI Mold Builders Inc., Colonial Machine, Bericap GmbH & Co. KG, GENSINI S.R.L., CS Tool & Engineering, Troquelesy Moldes de Galicia, S.A. (Tromosa), Wayken Rapid Manufacturing Limited, JBJ Technologies Ltd., Accede Mold & Tool Co., Inc., Forum Plastics LLC, Jade Group INTL, Engel Austria GmbH, and Intertech are some of the key players of metal molds market for plastic injection molding.
 

These companies majorly focus on expanding their customer base & production capacity and engage in strategic partnerships, mergers, collaborations, and acquisitions to boost their business growth and stay ahead in the competitive landscape.
 

Impact of COVID-19 on the metal molds industry for plastic injection molding trends

COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the metal molds industry for plastic injection molding due to advancements in automation for molding components in varied industries. The production capacity of these manufacturing and molding processes became a threat to business growth as a result of labor shortage, the halt in manufacturing operations, and the reduction in demand for premium commodities. However, the high investments in technological developments towards automating plastic injection molding for the automotive, medical, healthcare, electronics, and packaging sectors has offered lucrative opportunities for market demand.
 

The metal molds market for plastic injection molding market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Thousand Units and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

By Material

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Others

By Manufacturing Process

  • Standard/CNC machining
  • Electric discharge machining

By Application

  • Packaging
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Beauty & Personal Care
    • Food & Beverage
    • Others
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Construction
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Portugal
    • Czech Republic
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Metal molds market for Plastic Injection Molding was recorded at USD 4.5 billion in 2022 and is set to progress at more than 3% CAGR over the next 10 years owing to growing product demand from the healthcare industry.
Packaging application segment is primed to grow at a 3.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to various benefits of packaging products, including flexibility, lightweight-ness, durability, handling efficiency, and low carrying cost.
Aluminum segment is poised to register more than USD 1 billion by 2032 as a result of its high thermal heat transfer ability, along with excellent conductivity, which is benefitting product adoption, especially in the automotive industry.
Asia Pacific metal molds industry for plastic injection molding is set to reach a valuation of USD 3 billion by end of 2032 as a result of booming infrastructure spending, along with the cumulative growth of automotive production capacity in the APAC region.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 574
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 350
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