The global deep hole drilling machines market size was valued at USD 689 million in 2021. It is expected to reach USD 1 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period (2022–2030). Deep hole drilling machines are used to drill holes that are more than ten times as deep as they are wide. These drilling machines can make holes as deep as 400:1 (depth to diameter ratio). These machines are used in many different fields that need straight and well-drilled pieces of work. Also, there are three basic ways to drill a deep hole: rotating the tool, the workpiece, or the tool and the workpiece in the same direction. The growing importance of mining activities drives the need for deep hole drilling machines in making mining equipment. The deep hole drilling machines market is also driven by the ever-increasing demand for high-precision parts in machines and equipment.
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Deep hole drill machines are used as heavy tools for mining, like molds, drilling rods, parts for rock drills, and drill bits. The growth of mining operations worldwide will likely drive the market's growth. The main factors contributing to the need for mining are a rise in the demand for metals and minerals and an increase in the use of natural resources like coal, diamonds, and uranium. The market for mining equipment is also expected to grow because farmers will need more mineral fertilizers to make their crops grow better. The growth of the global market is also likely to be helped by the rise in demand for technologically advanced mining equipment.
More and more machines and equipment are using parts made with very tight tolerances and high accuracy. This makes them more efficient, reliable, and of higher quality. Each product has a certain length, width, height, shape, and threading that must be met to keep the final product from being flawed. Precision is crucial for both big and small pieces of machinery. Every company that makes things wants to make perfect products in every way. When industries do not accurately measure and size their products, they lose a lot of money and time.
High-accuracy parts are essential in the aerospace, military, and defense industries. In the aerospace industry, parts like landing gears, fuel injectors, and maneuvering cylinders must be made with high accuracy. In the same way, companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin LLC are working on several new projects in the space industry. Also, commercial aircraft makers expect the global civil aviation market to increase their demand during the forecast period.
About 14,000 of these new planes will replace older, less efficient planes, while the rest will be used to encourage growth in emerging markets, fleet growth, and new ways for airlines to run their businesses. Therefore, growth in the aerospace, military, and defense industries is driving the deep hole drill market, and it will continue to do so over the next few years.
It costs a lot of money to buy a deep hole drill machine. The cost is high because the machine is hard to make. Also, machines for drilling deep holes that are more accurate are more expensive. Because of this, manufacturers sometimes cut corners on quality and choose machines that cost less. Or, if a customer needs 3–4 deep hole drill machines, but there are a lot of them on the market, the customer only buys 1–2 deep hole drill machines.
Small manufacturers also have a hard time coming up with the money to buy these expensive machines. So, any deep hole drilling that needs to be done on a piece of work is done by a third party, and high investment in machines is avoided. So, the high price of the machine slows the growth of the market for deep hole drilling machines.
Due to the changes in technology and government policies that support e-mobility, the number of electric vehicles on the road has grown significantly. These electric cars have fewer parts than cars with internal combustion engines (ICE). For example, an electric car has 20 moving parts while an ICE car has around 2,000. So, when electric cars become more common, there will be less need for deep hole drilling machines to make parts. This can lead to a no-need situation for the deep drilling machines, which can hamper the overall market growth.
Industrialization is increasing in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. The country's GDP increases when the manufacturing industry grows, becoming more attractive to foreign investors. Many foreign investors have put money into the manufacturing sector of developing countries like India and Brazil because they have a lot of labor and raw materials.
For example, by 2022, the World Bank wants to invest more than USD 300 million in India and help set up more than 450 new manufacturing plants. In the same way, the World Bank Group is trying to invest more than USD 900 million in Brazil's manufacturing sector. In the future, these strategies will help the manufacturing industry in these economies, which will help the deep hole drill market grow during the forecast period.
The global deep hole drilling machines market is segmented by type and operation.
Based on type, the global deep hole drilling machine market is classified into BTA Drilling Machines and Gun Drilling Machines.
BTA Drilling Machines is the most dominant drilling machine and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. Boring and Trepanning Association (BTA) is called single-tube system (STS) drilling. In contrast to the ejector drilling process, this method only uses one. Defense, oil and gas, aircraft, steel, aerospace, power, and hydraulic cylinders are some industries that use BTA drilling machines.
Gun drilling can make holes up to 50 mm in diameter. The coolant flows into these machines through a small hole in the drilling tool, and the material being drilled is taken out through a groove on the outside of the tool. The gun drilling method was made to make straight and accurate gun barrels. This was made possible by a clean and precise drilling process.
Based on operation, the global deep hole drilling machines market is segmented into CNC and Non-CNC.
The CNC segment has a significant market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. CNC deep hole drilling machines can remove more metal faster, do their work more quickly, align better, and drill deeper. End-users choose automated CNC machines to get accurate measurements and reduce the time it takes to make something.
Deep hole drilling machines that are not computer-controlled, or are not CNC, can be used for small-scale industrial work. Also, non-CNC are cheaper because automation technologies are getting cheaper. Due to budget constraints, many end-users buy machines that are not CNC. They then use low-cost automation software to improve and optimize the non-CNC machines.
The global deep hole drilling machines market is primarily segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
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Asia-Pacific leads the global market for deep hole drilling machines and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period. China and Japan had a significant share of the deep hole drilling machines market in the Asia-Pacific region because they had a lot of factories, and the industries are growing in these countries. Also, the aerospace, heavy equipment, and cars market is expected to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, which could be suitable for the deep hole drilling machines market.
Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6%, generating USD 195 million during the forecast period. As European countries pay more attention to the oil and gas industry, demand for deep hole drilling machines will likely rise. The deep hole drilling machines market in Europe is also growing because of the changes in technology and higher standards for cars implemented.
The major key players in the global deep hole drilling machines market are – Entrust Manufacturing Technologies Inc., Hong Ji Precision Machinery Ltd., Hochent Machinery Development Co. Ltd., KGD. Co. Ltd., Mollart Engineering Ltd, Cheto Corporation S A, Kennametal Inc., Frankor Hydraulics, Kays Engineering Inc., etc.