Metal Casting Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Metal Casting Market Expected to reach a high CAGR By 2029: DataM Intelligence

Metal Casting Market  is Segmented By Material (Cast Iron, Aluminum, Magnesium, Zinc, Others), By Process (Die Casting, Gravity Casting, Sand Casting, Others), By End-User (Automotive & Transportation, Industrial, Building & Construction, Aerospace & Military, Others), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2029

Metal Casting Market Size, Demand Insights

The metal casting market size was worth US$ XX million in 2022 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of XX % during the forecast period (2023-2029).

Metal Casting Market Scope and Summary



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Material, By Process, By End-User, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other vital insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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Metal casting is a manufacturing process that involves pouring molten liquid metal into a mold. Casting is an inexpensive way to design complex shapes and designs and manufacture multiples of the same object. The metal casting process has extensive uses across manufacturing, especially in the technology and transportation industries.

Cast metal products are found in almost 90% of manufactured goods and equipment. From critical components for automobiles and aircraft to home appliances and surgical equipment, cast metal products are essential to the economy. Common types of metal casting that use expendable molds are investment casting, wax casting, and sand casting. Non-expendable molds are permanent and reusable molds and made from cast iron or steel. Non-expendable molds are utilized in die casting and slush casting. Aluminum is an accessible material for metal casting because it is widely available, inexpensive, and melts quickly with a propane torch.

 Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)

Metal Casting Market Dynamics and Trends

The global metal casting market is boosted by rising demand from automotive manufacturers.

Rising demand from the automotive manufacturers

The automotive industry depends on material casting for a variety of applications. Since vehicles require complex shapes and sizes for different car parts, it is almost compulsory to use stainless steel investment casting. Most automobiles have metal parts that must be cast into particular shapes. Die casting is the perfect method for making these parts. Aluminum or magnesium are often used because of their very lightweight, making them ideal in the automotive industry. At the same time, zinc is one of the most accessible metals to cast, and zinc die-casting for automotive parts offers numerous benefits.

Various clearing companies have raised the demand for metal casting to expand their production lines. Recently, Tesla has focused on making bigger casting parts to build its vehicle parts in single pieces to facilitate manufacturing. Robots are not efficient enough for the new car factory in Germany and the company plans to replace robots with giant aluminum casting machines to build simpler chassis parts. The EV maker has struggled to increase production volumes through automation and was forced to fly in a new production line to Nevada.

Vulnerability towards defects

Like other manufacturing processes, casting is also vulnerable to various types of defects in sand casting or lost wax casting. Defects in casting represent unwanted abnormalities in the metal casting manufacturing process. In die casting, the common defects are cold shuts and misruns. The defects can be caused by dirty metal, cold dies, low metal temperature, lack of venting, or too much lubricant. Metal casting is also susceptible to gas porosity, hot tears, shrinkage porosity, and flow marks.

The other different types of defects include molding and pouring defects, surface defects, inclusion defects, and cooling defects. The defects depreciate the overall quality and performance of the products and demand multiple tests.

COVID-19 Impact on Metal Casting Market Growth

The pandemic has halted the growth of metal casting globally due to the sudden halt in the industrial sector. Metal castings are widely used in manufacturing engineering goods, automobiles, railways, and windmills. The sudden pause in the industries has impacted the demand for metal casting.

The metals and castings industry also witnessed a steep rise in commodity prices over the past year, including that for coke, steel scrap, pig iron, cast iron, cast iron borings, HR sheet, CR sheet, ferroalloys, chemicals for core making, and coatings, consumables for foundry units in the range of 60-150%. Various companies have also closed their facilities during the pandemic. For instance, Ryobi, an aluminum casting maker, temporarily pulled down its Carrickfergus operation and sent all 560 staff on temporary lay-off until April '20.

Metal Casting Market Segment and Shares Analysis

By material, the metal casting market is segmented into cast iron, aluminum, magnesium, zinc, and others.

The need for constructing lightweight and strong parts is boosting the sales of aluminum metal casting

Aluminum is one of the essential raw industrial materials due to its low weight, versatility, and durability. It is used to manufacture castings for various products and components. Casting aluminum is used to manufacture industrial and automotive parts such as transmissions and engines from alloys such as A383 and A380. Aluminum dies casting is ideal for high-volume production due to its speed and excellent surface finish. Permanent mold casting is suitable for extra-strength aluminum parts and sand casting is perfect for the aluminum casting of small quantities and intricate geometries. Regardless of the casting process, casting aluminum makes lightweight and strong parts and is highly versatile.

The versatility of aluminum allows it to produce a broad range of components and products. The high malleability makes it possible to make aluminum castings near the net shape. Manufacturers can generate complex castings with increased dimensional accuracy in various geometric shapes. Aluminum castings are considerably lighter than castings made from other metals. Aluminum alloy castings can resist the highest operating temperatures compared to any other alloy. Aluminum dissipates heat quickly, which improves safety and speeds up production times. The reflective properties of aluminum alloy castings can create high-end products with clean surface finishes. The aesthetic features of aluminum alloy castings can be further improved by anodizing the product or adding other coatings.

 Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)

Metal Casting Market Geographical Analysis

Introduction to new technologies will boost sales in the Asia-Pacific

The region holds significant consumers for the sales of metal casting. China is the most prominent casting production country in the world. According to the data, the output value of China's casting products accounts for about 1% of the national economy. In recent years, casting import and export trade has increased rapidly, and castings' output has reached almost 9%. Metal casting is widely utilized in the automotive and construction sector in the region. China remains the most significant vehicle market, with the government projecting that car production will hit 30 million units in 2020 and 35 million by 2025. In 2018, nearly 27 million automobiles were sold in China. Moreover, construction output accounted for 25.9% of China's GDP in 2020, up from 6.2% in 2019.

The market has also witnessed various new advancements in the field, which will act as a crucial factor. For instance, in 2021, Digital metal casting startup Foundry Lab received a US$ 8M Series A to showcase its ability to produce functional metal parts in less than a day. With growing attraction from automotive industry giants, the startup is on a mission to make metal casting as uncomplicated as a microwave dinner.

 Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)

Metal Casting Companies and Competitive Landscape

The metal casting market is moderately competitive with the presence of local and global companies. The companies contributing to the market's growth are Deco Products Company, LLLP, Arconic, Ryobi Ltd, Alcast Technologies, Dynacast, Endurance Technologies Limited, Uni Abex Alloy Products Ltd., MES, Inc., GF Casting Solutions AG, Aisin Automotive Casting, LLC, Hitachi Metals and others. The major players are adopting several strategies to dominate the market, such as launching new products, collaborations, and expansions, contributing to the global growth of the metal casting market.

Deco Products Company, LLLP

Overview: Deco Products is a full-service zinc die-caster that delivers precision zinc die-castings globally. The company utilizes custom-designed hot-chambered die-casting machines to offer competitive and quality products. Deco also specializes in machining, powder coating, and assembly.

Product Portfolio: The company has numerous product types, including zinc die-cast, finishing, powder coating zinc die-cast, finishing, and plating zinc die-cast.

Critical Development: In 2021, Deco Products Company, LLLP announced the purchase of the assets of Mumford Metal Casting of South Carolina. The sale of MMCSC allows Mumford to focus on materials other than zinc in their other facilities.

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The global metal casting market report would provide an approximate 61 market data table, 57 figures, and 204 pages

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors/Investment Bankers
  • Raw Material Providers
  • Metal Casting Companies
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Construction Companies
  • Automotive Companies
  • Contractors
  • Education & Research Institutes
  • Emerging Companies
  • Distributors


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Projected CAGR value of the Metal Casting Market?

The Metal Casting Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR from 2023 to 2029.

Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2029?

North America region Controls the Metal Casting Market during 2023-2029.

Which is the fastest-growing region in the Metal Casting Market?

Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.

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