Welding is a type of process that uses heat or pressure to melt parts and attach two or more materials together. It is used for permanently joining parts and these parts are called as a weldment. Welding process can be categorized into two types of solid-state welding and fusion welding. In solid-state welding, pressure or combination of heat and pressure are used for joining parts without the requirement of any type of filler material. Solid-state welding can be future divided into ultrasonic welding, friction welding, and diffusion welding. In fusion welding, using heat base metal is melted. The filler material is added in order to make welding easier and offer strength to the joint. Fusion welding is commonly divided into resistance welding, electron beam welding, oxyfuel welding, laser beam welding, and arc welding.
There are various types of tools used for welding. Welding machine or power supply provides electrical current for the process. The electrode in the welding gun uses electricity in order to create an arc between metal and itself. An electric arc is used for fusing two metals together. Depending on the type of welding materials are selected. Welding is affordable and requires less equipment. Welding equipment is portable and even works on dirty metals. It also improves productivity and flexibility. Welding reduces energy consumption, weld distortion, as well as production cost. It also improves safety. These are some of the factors supporting growth in demand for welding equipment among end users. However, less availability of skilled workers could affect their growth.
$ 14,184.1 Mn
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Growing automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, construction, shipbuilding sectors resulting in high demand for various types of welding equipment. In addition, increasing adoption of technologically advanced equipment is another factor could increase its adoption among end users. Use of automation technology and robots for welding is anticipated to support growth of the welding equipment market in the next 10 years.
By type, the global welding equipment market categorized into arc welding and resistance welding. By application, the global welding equipment market categorized into automotive, heavy equipment, aerospace, electronics, medical, precision instruments, and energy and chemical.
By region, the global welding equipment market categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. There is high adoption of welding equipment from countries in Europe, owing to the presence of heavy machinery, construction, electronics, transportation, and automotive industries. There is increasing demand for welding equipment in North America, due to the availability of highly developed technology and increasing usage of robotics in various industries. In addition, high investment in the fuel sector in countries in this region is also expected to augment demand for welding equipment. Growing construction and automotive industries in countries such as China and India are also anticipated to increase usage of various welding methods in the Asia Pacific region.
Key players of global welding equipment market includes Lincoln Electric, Colfax, Illinois Tool Works, Kobe Steel, Fronius International, Air Liquide, Panasonic Welding Systems, Nelson Stud Welding, Obara, Daihen, Jasic Technology, Nimak, Riland, Telwin, EWM, Hugong, Kokuho, Arc Machines, Denyo, and Timewelder.