Computer Numerical Controls (CNC)

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Systems Market Research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

Computer Numerical Control Systems: Economic Conditions Shape Volatile Market

Computer numerical control (CNC) systems are smart, multi-axis, multifunction, coordinated motion control systems used for precision contouring.  CNCs can work with a variety of materials in a wide range of industries.  While CNCs and soft-wired numerical controls are synonymous, CNCs are different from general-purpose motion controllers.  CNCs meet the special requirements of the machine tool industry, while motion controllers provide general-purpose coordinated motion control.

The computer numerical control systems market, including hardware, software, and services, is dynamic with major segments experiencing rapid product innovation.  This market is driven by innovations in production technologies required mainly by the automotive, machinery manufacturing, and aerospace & defense industries. In recent years, other segments like medical products, electronics, and furniture & wood products have been increasingly important end user markets.

The CNC market is highly consolidated, as it has been for many years, among the top three global suppliers: Siemens, FANUC, and Mitsubishi Electric.  These three providers have a large majority of the overall market share, with Siemens and FANUC surpassing Mitsubishi Electric in terms of market share.

Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Strategic Trends

Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Computer Numerical Control Systems market research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Application Expansion for CNC Controls

The CNC market is undergoing a technology change.  The technology has advanced such that machining speeds have increased by many orders of magnitude.  Typical contouring speeds of 250 IPM have now moved upward toward 1,200 IPM on many machine tools.  Shops holding onto older machine tools will rapidly find their business at a competitive disadvantage.  The need for improved surface finishes, higher precision, and reduced setup times is making the manual machine tool virtually obsolete.

CNC systems are being applied in a wider variety of non-metal cutting applications.  The electronics industry is increasingly using standard CNC systems to perform material handling and high-speed drilling.  Press brakes, woodcutting, glass cutting, metal plate contouring, and the electronic PC board market are all broadening the application domain for CNC systems.  

Digital Twin or Virtualization as a Booster for Time-to-Consumer

Virtualization with digital twins enables the OEM to provide complete information about the whole production process before the machine is commissioned to the end users. Commissioning time is reduced to a minimum with few or no substandard products. The digital twin provides benefits through the complete product lifecycle such as virtual visualization of preliminary design model, virtual commissioning and testing, virtual operator training, monitor machine status, visualize ware and failure of components, and predict machine status and impact on manufacturing quality.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Material cutting and additive solutions combined in single machine cabinets are becoming an interesting alternative with new possibilities in manufacturing specialty parts for different applications.  The amount of sophisticated control technology required to provide this kind of flexibility is intense and will boost high-end CNC sales.

Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) Report Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes country data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

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

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • 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 Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Cement & Glass
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Furniture & Wood Products
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Medical Products
    • Oil & Gas
    • Plastics & Rubber
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Component
    • Controllers
    • Spindles
    • Servo Drives
  • Market Shares by CNC Type
    • Low End
    • Mid Range
    • High End
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Machining Centers
    • Milling
    • Turning
    • Stamping/Forming
    • Grinding/Polishing
    • Thermal Cutting
    • Woodworking
    • Punching/Nibbling
    • Multi-Purpose
    • Water-Jet
    • Transfer Lines
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts and Histories

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

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

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

Market Forecasts and Histories 

  • Market Forecast and History by Country
  • Market Forecast and History by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

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