Overview

IBISWorld’s Metal Casting Services Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing Metal Casting Services. This report offers strategic analysis of the factors influencing purchasing decisions, including price trends and three-year forecasts, input costs and demand factors, along with key suppliers and an analysis of the extended supply chain. Armed with the right procurement intelligence, your company will be able to make educated purchasing decisions.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Metal Casting Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the average price of metal casting services has risen at an estimated annualized rate of 0.8% due primarily to strengthening demand from automobile manufacturers. Demand from automobile manufacturers has been on the rise due to a boost in new car sales, which have risen moderately during the past three years. Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery has...

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Metal Casting Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for metal casting services is low. The mold itself accounts for the largest upfront expense for buyers, while the price per-unit is substantially lower. However, other than the cost of the service that suppliers provide, buyers are subject to few additional and hidden costs. The total cost of ownership can increase if buyers require the supplier to speed up the...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of metal casting services. Casting is a metalworking process that involves pouring molten metal into a mold. The molten metal then cools and solidifies in the shape of the mold. Different types of casting include die and sand casting, permanent mold, shell mold, investment mold, centrifugal, ceramic mold, graphite mold, plaster mold, V-process, squeeze and semi-solid casting. This report covers both ferrous and nonferrous metal casting. The primary buyers of these services include aircraft manufacturers, automobile manufacturers and medical device manufacturers. Suppliers of metal casting services include multiline and specialist vendors. This report excludes metal forming and injection molding services.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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