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Computer Numerical Controls (CNC)

Computer Numerical Controls (CNC)  

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Five Year Market Analysis and Forecast through 2016
Published Date: 11/12/2012


Market for Computer Numerical Controls Is Volatile
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is an application-specific motion control system for industrial machinery, primarily targeting machine tool OEMs.  More specifically, CNCs are focused on the largest segment of the machine tool market, metal working machinery, with a relatively smaller target including a number of other material contouring and cutting applications in wood, plastics, and glass.

In 2009, the Computer Numerical Controls market tumbled from the lofty heights reached in 2008, shedding about one-third of the market’s value.  In the two years since, the market has strongly recovered.  The market size surpassed the level experienced in 2008, once again exceeding $6 billion. 

Machine tool builders, the primary consumer of CNC systems, have realized an uneven recovery across regions, with Asia Pacific and North America recovering very strongly through 2011, while non-German European markets experienced stagnating domestic markets.  The Latin American market also suffered as a result of increased imports.

Strategic Issues
This report discusses many of the trends that are occurring in the CNC market with special attention to the regional differences which are so critical to its success.  Some of the key strategic issues include:

  • Where is the market growing?
  • How important will the services business become?
  • What are the constraints of selling into the various markets?
  • What types of CNCs are being purchased by companies in different regions of the world?
  • What industries are purchasing CNC systems? 
Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an On-Demand License or a PDF Report.  The On-Demand License has some unique features (such as market history and market shares for the past several years) that are not available in PDF format.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  







 North America



 Latin America



 Europe, Middle East & Africa






Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Study Brochure
Worldwide Study Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Market Shares and Forecast
  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success


Market Shares List of Figures

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers of CNC Systems
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Hardware, Software, and Services
  • Market Shares by Component
    • Controllers
    • Spindles
    • Servos
  • Market Shares by Class
    • Low End
    • Mid Range
    • High End

Market Forecast List of Figures

  • Total CNC Business Including Hardware, Software, & Services
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments of Units by Region
  • Average Selling Price by Region
  • Shipments by Hardware, Software, and Services
  • Shipments by Component
    • Controllers
    • Spindles
    • Servos
  • Shipments by Class
    • Low End
    • Mid Range
    • High End
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Cement & Glass
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Medical Products
    • Oil & Gas
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Semiconductors
  • Shipments by Application
    • Machining Centers
    • Milling
    • Turning
    • Stamping/Forming
    • Grinding/Polishing
    • Thermal Cutting
    • Woodworking
    • Punching/Nibbling
    • Multi-Purpose
    • Water-Jet
    • Transfer Lines
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Supplier Profiles

Profiles for the major suppliers servicing this market are included.  Each profile reviews the company's business, products, and services as it applies to this market segment.  Suppliers profiled include Beckhoff Automation, Bosch Rexroth, B&R Industrial Automation, Cleveland Motion Controls, Delta Tau Data Systems, ECKELMANN, FAGOR AUTOMATION, FANUC, FIDIA, GSK CNC EQUIPMENT, Huazhong Numerical Control, Haas Automation, HEIDENHAIN, Hurco, Mitsubishi Electric, NUM, Okuma, Power Automation, Prima Electro, SIEB & MEYER, Siemens, Soft Servo Systems.

Regional Study Table of Contents
Executive Overview


Market Share Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast Analysis 

  • Market Forecast by Country
  • Market Forecast by Industry

Leading Supplier Profiles

List of countries included in each region:

Country Study Table of Contents
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