Engineering Tools

Format: 2016-09-29
Format: 2016-09-29
September 28, 2016 | 98 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10526

Global outlook of the generator market for telecom sector

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global generator market for telecom sector to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a moderate CAGR of more than 2% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the expansion of rural telecom infrastructure to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. The capital intensive nature of the telecom industry makes it highly dependent on subscriber density, which is one of the major reasons for the under-development of the rural telecom industry. Increasing income levels and initiatives from governments will drive the expansion of telecom networks in rural areas. Since rural areas lack grid connectivity and reliability, this network expansion will in turn, drive the demand for generators from the telecom sector.

One of the major trends that will gain traction in the market during the next four years is the rise in adoption of hybrid power systems. When compared to conventional power supply systems, hybrid power systems have more cost-effective and energy-efficient parameters. The exponential growth of the telecom industry will lead to the installation of telecom towers in remote locations that require a combination of renewable energy sources and diesel generators for backup power. Hybrid power systems offer several benefits such as reduced operating costs and GHG emissions and increased reliability which will also aid in driving their adoption among telecom companies.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Characterized by the presence of a considerable number of vendors, this market appears


September 26, 2016 | 69 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10515

Overview of the global generator market in the healthcare sector

Electrical generators are an essential requirement that ensures uninterrupted power supply for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Such generators help hospitals operate normally even during natural calamities, power black-outs, and emergency situations. To ensure the reliability of operations, it is mandatory for every healthcare facility to install alternative backup power solutions such as generators. Several large hospitals have started adopting gas generators, which has led to an upsurge in the production of gas-powered generators due to technologies such as drilling and fracking. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global generator market in the healthcare sector to grow at a steady CAGR of around 2% between 2016 and 2020.

The introduction of smart generators is one of the latest trends gaining momentum in the market.  The modern generators are undergoing several technological advancements that make them more unique than the conventional diesel generators. From advanced monitoring equipment to hi-tech control systems, vendors are equipping value-added features in their generators to distinguish their products. They are extensively using digital technology in generators to perform as a backup power source for large-scale jobs. These digitally advanced generators not only indicate the specific problem but also provide the accurate details of the malfunction, making the restoration process easier and faster. Moreover, with the continuous improvement of the Internet technology, these smart generators equipped with digital control systems will enable flexibility to control parameters remotely.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Both international and regional vendors operate in the global generator market for the healthcare sector. The large and global players currently dominate the


September 26, 2016 | 74 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10428

Global outlook of the metal cutting machine tools market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global metal cutting machine tools market to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a CAGR of more than 7% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the introduction of plasma cutting machines with Windows-based computerized numerical control (CNC) controls to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the metal cutting machine market in the coming years. The Windows-based CNC controls and manipulates the setup parameters with the use of a simple touchscreen, which enables the efficient handling of height and motion controls. All the essential parameters needed for the cutting process at any desired power level are embedded in the memory of the control system and the operator has to perform only the primary functions such as loading the metal plate and placing the torch at the initial position. Since CNC controls and manages all the other critical processes, the system has the added advantage of eliminating all possible errors and also improves the overall consistency and efficiency.

Analysts predicts that the coming years will witness the rapid adoption of additive manufacturing, a process that is used for creating a three-dimensional object from a digital file. Additive manufacturing involves building up thin layers of material and can produce complex shapes that is not possible with traditional casting and machining methods or subtractive techniques. Moreover, benefits such as access to complex geometries such as internal channels for conformal cooling, overcoming constraints associated with


September 10, 2016 | 82 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10340

Global outlook of the friction stir welding equipment market

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global friction stir welding equipment market will grow steadily in the next four years and will post a CAGR of more than 8% by 2020. Since the two metals are joined using the same material, friction stir welding eliminates several challenges associated with the conventional fusion welding techniques such as solidification cracking, porosity, and shrinkage. This type of welding is flexible and offers the opportunity to weld large components. For instance, friction stir welding can be used to join aluminum sheets produced in mills enabling these sheets have increased widths without altering the plate thickness tolerances. Moreover, the heat generated during the process is much less compared to the conventional techniques that reduce the range of the heat-affected zone, leading to minimal distortions in the welded portion. Such advantages over conventional welding machines and techniques will be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years.

The adoption of new materials for welding that reduce the weight of the overall finished product and also lead to lesser production costs will demand the development of new technologies. Though the adoption of new materials enhances the overall quality of the final product, they pose several challenges for the welding process. For instance, aluminum experiences hot cracking and stress and also the formation of oxide layers during welding, which hinders the use of friction welding process. As a result, welding equipment manufacturers will start focusing on the development of


September 08, 2016 | 71 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10423

Global outlook of the machining centers market

Technavio’s market research analysts have predicted that the global machining centers market will grow steadily during the forecast period and will post a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the growing demand for fabricated metal products to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the global machining centers market in the coming years. The US has been the major manufacturer and exporter of fabricated metal products and the recent years have witnessed an increase in demand for US-manufactured fabricated metal products in several countries around the globe especially, Mexico, Canada, and China. This will subsequently lead to an increase in the production of fabricated metals in the country, which, in turn, leads to a rising demand for machine tools. Apart from the US, the other major countries involved in the manufacture of fabricated metal products are Germany and Japan.

The demand for high-quality products across the globe will induce companies to incorporate automation into their manufacturing processes. SMEs around the world are the major users of machine components such as computer numerical control (CNC). The adoption of computer-aided designing (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to design NC and CNC machine components results in an extremely accurate machine that can operate effectively and efficiently. Additionally, automation also enhances the quality of the end product, reduces the time and human effort, reduces operational costs and also has a positive impact on resource regulation and loss control. As a result, the automation in the production of the fabricated and high-quality product will be one of the major trends that will gain


September 01, 2016 | 66 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10203

Overview of the global waterjet cutting machine market

According to the market analyst at Technavio, the global waterjet cutting machine market will grow steadily and post a CAGR of around 8% by 2020. The introduction of robotic jets, which have varied applications including cutting, cleaning of a variety of material, and drilling will be the primary factor contributing to the market growth. The automated waterjet systems enable operation without any operator guidance, have shorter operating time, and minimize the wastage of raw materials. Moreover, automated robotic water jets are used in high-precision industries, such as automotive, electronics, aerospace, food, packaging and textile as the need for secondary finishing can be avoided by utilizing the robotic waterjet cutting. Furthermore, robotic water jets do not require the application of chemicals solvents, which will help recycle the water in a loop. This ensures a higher precision rate of operations and the entire process will be dust, smoke, and heat free, which, in turn, will aid in the evolution of the market.

One of the recent trends in the market is the use of micro water cutting technology for cutting heat sensitive materials and other materials. The technology uses a high-pressure water jet and crushed garnet as the process is quick and accurate, which removes material to generate the final product with little heat deformation. This technology reduces thermal stress and process forces, which are used to cut delicate contours and processing materials such as plastics, silicon, and rubber.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market appears to be highly fragmented, and there is tough competition among the various players. The vendors will start


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