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Welding Materials Market Research Report Information By Type (Electrode & Fillers, Fluxes & Wires, and Gases), By Technology (Arc Welding, Resistance Welding, and Oxy-Fuel Welding), By End-Use Industry (Automotive & Transportation, Building & Construction, Marine and Oil & Gas), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/1194-HCR | 116 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| May 2024

Global Welding Materials Market Overview

Welding Materials Market Size was valued at USD 14.49 Billion in 2023. The Welding Materials market industry is projected to grow from USD 15.11 Billion in 2024 to USD 20.30 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.76% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). An increase in demand for high-strength, lightweight, and stiff structures in various industries and an increase in the adoption of various welding techniques, such as laser welding, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Welding Materials Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Welding Materials Market Trends

  • Growing demand for high-strength welding materials is driving the market growth

The rising demand for high-strength welding materials drives Market CAGR for welding materials. As industries strive for lighter, stronger, and more durable structures, the need for advanced welding materials has intensified. High-strength welding materials, such as advanced alloys and composites, offer enhanced mechanical properties and improved performance in extreme conditions. The automotive industry, in particular, is a significant driver of this trend. With the increasing focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and lightweight designs, automakers seek welding materials that can join dissimilar metals and provide superior strength-to-weight ratios. Additionally, the aerospace industry relies on high-strength welding materials to meet demanding safety and performance standards. This trend presents lucrative opportunities for manufacturers of advanced welding materials who can meet these evolving industry demands.

Recently, there has been a noticeable shift towards environmentally friendly welding materials. As sustainability concerns continue to rise, industries are increasingly adopting greener practices, including eco-friendly welding materials. Traditional welding processes often generate hazardous fumes, consume excessive energy, and produce significant waste. Manufacturers are developing innovative welding materials that minimize environmental impact to address these issues. One example is the rise of low-emission welding consumables. These materials reduce the emission of harmful gases during welding, ensuring a safer working environment for welders and reducing the carbon footprint. Additionally, manufacturers focus on recycling and reusing welding materials to minimize waste generation. These sustainable practices align with environmental regulations and offer cost-saving benefits in the long run.

Automation and robotics are revolutionizing the welding industry, increasing efficiency, productivity, and quality. Automated welding systems and robotic welders have become a prominent trend in the welding materials market. Automation eliminates human errors, reduces production time, and enhances weld consistency, resulting in higher throughput and improved weld quality. Robotic welding systems are particularly gaining traction in industries such as automotive, where high-volume production and precision are crucial. These systems can handle complex welding tasks, repetitive operations, and work in hazardous environments. As a result, manufacturers are seeking welding materials compatible with automated processes, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

The welding materials market is undergoing significant transformations driven by evolving industry requirements and emerging technologies. The demand for high-strength welding materials, the shift towards environmentally friendly options, and the adoption of automation and robotics are three key trends shaping the industry. Manufacturers must stay abreast of these trends and contribute to research and development to provide better solutions that meet end-users' needs. Companies can position themselves by understanding and responding to these market dynamics, driving the Welding Materials market revenue.

Welding Materials Market Segment Insights

Welding Materials Type Insights

The Welding Materials market segmentation, based on type, includes electrodes & fillers, fluxes & wires, and gases. The electrodes & fillers segment dominated the market. They are available in different types, including coated, solid, and flux-cored electrodes. Coated electrodes provide better control and produce high-quality welds, making them suitable for various applications.

Welding Materials Technology Insights

The Welding Materials market segmentation, based on technology, includes arc welding, resistance welding, and oxy-fuel welding. The arc welding category generated the most income. It creates a weld using an electric arc between an electrode and the workpiece. This technology includes various processes such as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Arc welding offers versatility and can be used with different welding materials.

Welding Materials End-Use Insights

The Welding Materials market segmentation, based on the end-use industry, includes automotive & transportation, building & construction, marine, and oil & gas. The automotive & transportation category generated the most income. These materials manufacture vehicle bodies, exhaust systems, and various structural components. The rising demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles has led to the adoption of advanced welding materials and technologies. They are used in constructing bridges, buildings, pipelines, and infrastructure projects. The growing construction activities ly are driving the demand for welding materials.

Figure 1:  Welding Materials Market, by End-User Industry, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Welding Materials Market, by End-User Industry

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Welding Materials Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Welding Materials market area will dominate this market due to the well-established infrastructure and mature manufacturing sector, which drives the demand for welding materials. The automotive and construction industries are major contributors to the market growth in this region. Additionally, the growing trend of restoring manufacturing operations in the United States has further boosted the demand for welding materials.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe's Welding Materials market accounts for the second-largest market share. The region is characterized by advanced technology and a strong emphasis on sustainability. The automotive and aerospace industries are major consumers of welding materials in Europe. The increasing adoption of lightweight materials in these sectors, such as aluminum and advanced high-strength steel, has further driven the demand for innovative welding materials. Further, the German Welding Materials market held the largest market share, and the UK Welding Materials market was the rapid-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Welding Materials Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. It is due to the fast industrialization and infrastructure development in countries. This region's automotive and construction sectors are booming, leading to a higher demand for welding materials. Additionally, a large manufacturing base and low labor costs have attracted major players in the welding materials market to establish their production facilities in Asia Pacific. Moreover, China’s Welding Materials market held the largest market share, and the Indian Welding Materials market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Welding Materials Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Welding Materials market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Welding Materials industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Welding Materials industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Welding Materials industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the Welding Materials market, including Ador Welding Ltd., Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Colfax Corporation, Illinois Tool Works Inc., The Linde Group, Praxair Technology Inc., The Lincoln Electric Company, Gedik Welding, others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Kobe Steel, Ltd., founded in 1905 in Kobe, Japan, is a Japanese steel manufacturing company. It comprises a materials division, a machinery division, and a power division. In February 2021, Kobe Steel, Ltd. announced that it had developed and mass-produced the world's first carbon composite coated titanium (NC-Titanium) *1. Toyota Motor Corporation has chosen a new titanium material for its latest generation fuel cell electric vehicle, the Mirai, launched in December 2020.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., founded in 1895, and located in Euclid, Ohio, is an American international and manufacturer of welding products, consumables, plasma, and robotic welding systems. In December 2020, Lincoln Electric introduced a VRTEX OxyFuel Cutting feature that combines welding and cutting by providing users to practice torch cutting safely and virtually in collaboration with The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric company, and the cutting leader.

Key Companies in the Welding Materials market include

  • Ador Welding Ltd.

  • Air Liquide

  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

  • Colfax Corporation

  • Illinois Tool Works Inc.

  • The Linde Group

  • Praxair Technology Inc.

  • The Lincoln Electric Company

  • Gedik Welding

Welding Materials Industry Developments

November 2020: The ESAB Group Inc. and leading robot and robot system company, YASKAWA, propounded an agreement to develop pre-engineered robotic welding systems called XCellerator. These systems will be engineered and built by Yaskawa and marketed by ESAB through its sales channels.

Welding Materials Market Segmentation

Welding Materials Type Outlook

  • Electrode & Fillers

  • Fluxes & Wires

  • Gases

Welding Materials Technology Outlook

  • Arc Welding

  • Resistance Welding

  • Oxy-Fuel Welding

Welding Materials End-Use Industry Outlook

  • Automotive & Transportation

  • Building & Construction

  • Marine

  • Oil & Gas

Welding Materials Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 14.49 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 15.11 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 20.30 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.76% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Technology, End-Use Industry, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Ador Welding Ltd., Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Colfax Corporation, Illinois Tool Works Inc., The Linde Group, Praxair Technology Inc., The Lincoln Electric Company, and Gedik Welding.
Key Market Opportunities The adoption of new technologies in developing highly engineered structures is rapid.
Key Market Dynamics The demand for lightweight and stiff structures increased in various industries with the development of new designs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Welding Materials market size was valued at USD 14.49 Billion in 2023.

The Welding Materials market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.76% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the Welding Materials market.

The key players in the Welding Materials market are Ador Welding Ltd., Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Colfax Corporation, Illinois Tool Works Inc., The Linde Group, Praxair Technology Inc., The Lincoln Electric Company, Gedik Welding.

The electrode & fillers category dominated the Welding Materials market in 2023.

Arc welding had the largest share of the Welding Materials market.

The automotive & transportation segment had the largest share of the Welding Materials market.

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