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Global Aluminum Die Castings Industry

Analysis by End-Use Application II-3

Table 2: World Market for Aluminum Die-Castings (2010-2018):

End-Use Application Segments Ranked by Growth - Consumer

OEMs; Automotive/Internal Combustion Engines; Computers; and

Telecommunications and Industrial, Commercial & Defense

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

The Automotive Industry-A Quick Primer II-4

Euro Crisis Casts a Shadow Over Aluminum Die-Castings Market II-4

 

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES II-6

Co-operation is the Order of the Day II-6

Need for Lighter Weight Automobiles Ignites Demand for

Aluminum Die Castings II-6

Die-castings - An Environmentally Safe Solution II-6

Aluminum Die Casting Industry Exempt from Plant Emission

Regulations II-6

Developing Countries to Turbo Charge Future Growth in the Auto

Sector II-7

 

3. METAL CASTING INDUSTRY: AN OVERVIEW II-8

The Process of Casting II-8

Types of Casting II-8

Permanent Molds Have an Edge Over Sand Casting II-8

Die Casting - A Century Old Process II-8

Global Castings Industry during Recession II-9

Ranking of Leading Casting Producing Nations (2008 - 2010) II-10

Table 3: World Metal Casting Production (2011): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Metal- Gray Iron,

Ductile Iron, Aluminum, Steel, Copper-Base and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

 

4. END-USE MARKETS: AN OVERVIEW II-11

Automotive Industry II-11

Aluminum in Automobiles II-11

Table 4: Global Market for Aluminum Automotive Components

(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown by Type - Aluminum

Die-Castings, Aluminum Extrusions and Aluminum Forgings

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

CAFE Regulations are of Major Significance II-12

A Few Questions Remain Unanswered II-12

Steel Vs Aluminum II-12

Other Users of Aluminum II-13

Consumer OEMs II-13

Computers and Peripherals II-13

Telecommunications II-13

Industrial, Commercial and Defense Applications II-13

Medical Devices II-13

 

5. OVERVIEW OF THE ALUMINUM MARKET II-14

Aluminum - A Briefing II-14

Features of Aluminum II-14

Transportation Sector - Leading Consumer of Aluminum II-15

Table 5: Global End-Use Profile for Aluminum (2012):

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