Publication Month: Feb 2022 | Report Code: TIPRE00026866 | No. of Pages: 151 | Category: Automotive and Transportation | Status: Published
Cylinder heads are engineered to meet specific performance goals. The cylinder head is one of the most significant and complicated designs of an engine. It takes a lot of mathematical computations and precise manufacturing to get the required outcomes from an engine. As a result, cylinder heads are designed and manufactured using precise machinery and procedures. The cylinder head is the upper section of the engine, whereas the engine block is the lower part. The combustion chamber is closed off by the iron cast cylinder head that rests on the engine. The head gasket fills the remaining space between the cylinder head and the engine. The cylinder head's other job is to keep the cylinder lubricated at all times. The smooth functioning of the engine is difficult if the cylinders are not well-oiled. Therefore, the cylinder head is an important aspect of the engine's functioning, which is leading to the growth of the automotive cast iron cylinder head market
The cylinder head is an expensive engine element because of its intricate construction. The cylinder head is made of robust aluminum alloys and light metals as it is exposed to extremely high temperatures during the combustion process. It is normally fixed directly to the crankshaft housing at the bottom and closed with a valve cover at the top. The cylinder head structure varies depending on whether the vehicle has a diesel or gasoline engine.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 5,878.38 Million in 2021|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 7,888.85 Million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 4.3% from 2021 to 2028|
|No. of Pages||151|
|No. of Tables||61|
|No. of Charts & Figures||72|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Engine Type, and Vehicle Type|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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North America is known for having the highest rate of advanced technology adoption due to favorable government policies that foster innovation and enhance infrastructural abilities. As a result, every factor affecting the region's industrial performance obstructs its economic development. The US has become the world's worst-affected country as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, causing governments to impose a number of limitations on industrial, commercial, and public activities in the country in attempt to contain the disease's spread. Despite the stoppage of activity in a number of industries, the closure of major manufacturing units, and people’s reluctance about joining the work floors, governments of several Countries in North America have maintained their defense spending levels. For instance, the defense spending in the US reached USD 778 billion in 2020, with a yearly increase on 4.4%. As a result, the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences are posing a minimal impact on the automotive iron cast cylinder head market in North America.
An iron cast cylinder head sits on top of the engine block. Cylinder heads improve the turbulence of the air/fuel mixture and prevent fuel droplets from settling on the combustion chamber. A high compression ratio further yields the high temperatures at the end of compression necessary for quick ignition and clean combustion of heavy fuel oils, especially at low loads. A cylinder head of a gasoline engine is connected to an electrical driving motor through a belt and two flexible couplings in the automotive cast iron cylinder head market. The head mounts the whole valve gear and serves as a basic structure for housing the gas-exchange valves, spark plugs, and injectors in the vast majority of four-stroke engines. For instance, a Chinese foundry is adopting SinterCast compacted-graphite iron technology to produce 12.7-liter cylinder heads for heavy-duty trucks. All such factors drive the automotive cast iron cylinder head market.
Based on engine type, the global automotive cast iron cylinder head market is segmented into straight or inline engine, v-type engines, and flat engines. The straight or inline engine consists of cylinders aligned in one row with no offset. Straight or inline engines are smaller in physical dimensions and can be mounted in any direction. The layout of the engine determines the number of cylinder heads in an engine. A single cylinder head serves all of the cylinders in almost all inline (straight) engines nowadays. The tubes in the cylinder head of a straight or inline engine enable air and fuel to circulate within the cylinder while exhaust gases exit.
Based on vehicle type, the global automotive cast iron cylinder head market is segmented into two wheelers, passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. Heavy commercial vehicles include heavy trucks, buses, and coaches that are used to transport passengers, as well as goods, from one place to another. Heavy commercial vehicle cylinder heads are often made of high-strength grey cast iron. Availability of a wide range of products is augmenting the growth of the automotive cast iron cylinder head market in the heavy commercial vehicles segment.
The market players are focusing on new product innovations and developments by integrating advanced technologies and features to compete with the competitors. In September 2021, Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V. announced the completion of its merger process with Controladora, which was authorized at their respective extraordinary general shareholders' meetings on July 29, 2021.
Based on engine type, the global automotive cast iron cylinder head market is segmented into straight or inline engine, v-type engines, and flat engines. Based on vehicle type, the global automotive cast iron cylinder head market is segmented into two wheelers, passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. Based on geography, the global automotive cast iron cylinder head market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.