A vast majority of the cast components outsourced to our members are made from aluminium (47%), whilst the other materials utilised, including iron (15%), stainless steel (12%), mild steel (6%), zinc (5%) and carbon steel (4%), account for a much smaller portion of casting projects.
The industrial machinery sector is the biggest buyer of casting services, reflecting 10% of the total outsourcing value of £31,836,000. This is closely followed by the oil/chemical/energy industry, which constitutes 9% of all casting purchasers. The automotive and consumer products sectors both come in joint third place, with each holding a 7% share of the market, whilst electronics (6%) and marine (4%) make up the remaining 10%.
Casting outsourced by industry
Casting outsourced by material