Electron Beam Machines Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Application (Welding, Drilling, Fabrication, Melting), By End-User Industry (Manufacturing, Automotive, Oil And Gas, Semiconductor), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610559
  • Pages : 139

The electron beam machines market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.81% to reach a market size of US$885.151 million in 2027, up from US$636.939 million in 2020.

The demand for electron beam machines is estimated to grow in the coming years on account of an increasing need for advanced machines with greater accuracy to meet stringent product quality and industry regulations and standards.  In addition, to increase the accuracy, flexibility, and precision of the different production processes, the market players are increasingly adopting electron beam machines in order to improve the quality aspect of the production process. However, the high cost of the equipment and the need for skilled labour is restraining the market’s growth. Consequently, laser beam machines, which are also used to carry out operations in different industries, are a substitute for electron beam machines and remain a challenge to the widespread adoption of these machines.

Geographically, North America is estimated to hold a considerable share over the forecast period owing to R&D investments to accelerate the development of different end-user industries. Additionally, the early adoption of technologies is contributing to the region being one of the key regional markets globally. The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to initiatives such as “Make in India” being taken by the government to boost the manufacturing sector in countries such as India. In addition, the well-positioned automobile industries in China and India are also contributing to the growing demand for these in this region.

The growing requirement for precision during the component manufacturing process is driving the market growth.

Due to rapid industrialization, the manufacturing sector is advancing at a significant pace and this is leading to the requirement for quality products. There is an increasing need for electron beam machines in the manufacturing of different parts and components, to cater to the different applications in various sectors such as automobiles, aerospace, and semiconductors among others. This is attributable to the fact that the usage of these machines can provide a more accurate joining of two dissimilar products (when it is used for welding purposes); they can provide a greater degree of flexibility and precision whilst designing different components. 

The changes and amendments in the industry regulations and standards have encouraged end-users to make use of technologically advanced machines to ensure their product complies with the different industry standards such as ISO (The International Organization for Standardization) standards, including the ISO 990 (which deals with quality), ISO 45001 which deals with occupational health and safety), among others. The ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards are also in place, which affects the different aspects of products and end-user industries. Therefore, these factors are augmenting the market’s growth over the forecast period.

In addition, the semiconductor industry and the automobile industry make use of electron beam machines more often as they are suitable for the fabrication and joining of small parts accurately with a high degree of precision. Moreover, there are some market players, involved in advancing the quality and accuracy of the machines, thereby making them more reliable and the process they perform more accurately. For example, in August 2019, ScandiNova Systems AB, which is among one of the welding companies dealing in the provision of pulse power systems, announced the launch of their new product called the “E110D-I”. This product is an electron beam gun (E-gun) modulator, the purpose of which is to improve the efficiency, the pulse-to-pulse stability and is designed in such a way that it can be used to operate all kinds of Diode E-guns with peak power, up to 30kW and a voltage level of 30Kv. Therefore, this product launch among other enhancements in the product by other market players, will improve the accuracy of electron beam machines, cause a surge in the demand by end-user user industries and drive the market growth further over the forecast period.

The welding segment is anticipated to hold a noteworthy share of the market.

By application, the electron beam machine market has been segmented into welding, drilling, fabrication, and melting. The welding segment is anticipated to hold a noteworthy share in the market owing to the wide application of these machines across various industries, including automotive, aerospace, and defense among others. The application segment is anticipated to grow at a notable rate on account of the growing investments by the key market players in R&D for the development of new systems and solutions to meet the growing market requirements. However, the recent advent of the deadly COVID-19 disease is projected to inhibit the market’s growth to some extent during the short run due to the temporary halt in activities across the numerous industry verticals.

The European region offers good growth opportunities

The region is the home of major players and with the increasing investment in research and development, the market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. Also, there is an increasing demand for welding and fabrication technology in the aerospace and automotive industries, which is driving the demand for electron beam machines. Increasing collaborative partnerships between companies also widens the growth potential of the market, and due to its excellent process of micro-finishing, it is widely adopted among various end-users in the region. BEAMIT (based in Italy) recently announced a collaboration with TEMA Energy to manufacture gas turbine components for power generation, oil and gas, and aviation components using metal additive manufacturing, which includes electron beam melting technology.  Also, in April 2019, General Electric Additive opened its Arcam EBM centre of excellence in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a capacity of 500 employees. The investment is made to increase the company’s manufacturing footprint and focus on R&D to meet that growing demand globally.

Key Developments

  • February 2022: The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced in a press release on February 2022 that it would release two models of its wire-laser metal 3D printer, the "AZ600", which melts welding wire with a laser beam to produce 3D structures of high quality. This high-quality 3D printing is enabled by digital additive manufacturing technology combined with simultaneous 5-axis spatial control and coordinated machining conditions.
  • December 2021: As per the press release by PTTGC International in December 2021, PTTGC International a wholly owned subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited acquired Allnex Holdings GmbH, a manufacturer of industrial coating resins. With an expansion to 33 production sites and 23 technology centers worldwide, it is strengthening its leading position as a global chemical company by combining environmentally friendly innovations with advanced technologies. For electron beams, they provide a curable coating.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Electron Beam Machines Market

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the electron beam machining market. Since the automotive industry, healthcare sector, and other industries were negatively affected by the pandemic, the electron beam machining market growth was negatively affected as well. The worldwide shutdown halted the production of cars and airplanes, which has substantially declined the market for the electron beam machining industry. Key market players are investing in the market to boost its growth in the future. The outbreak of COVID-19 led to several challenges for professionals in the radiation oncology department as well. Since radiation therapy is typically scheduled over the weeks, healthcare professionals had to efficiently plan the usage of medical equipment when hospitals and clinics were compromised due to the second wave of pandemics. The electron beam machining market is anticipated to grow in the forecasted period owing to the rise in the manufacturing of automobiles and their ancillaries.

Electron Beam Machines Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$636.939 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$885.151 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 4.81% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Application, End-User Industry, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Mitsubishi Electric, General Electric, Pro-Beam, Global Welding Technologies, Sciaky Inc., Sodick, CAMBRIDGE VACUUM ENGINEERING, Focus GmbH, Teta llc
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Application
    • Welding
    • Drilling
    • Fabrication
    • Melting
  • By End-User Industry
    • Manufacturing
    • Automotive
    • Oil and Gas
    • Semiconductor
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The electron beam machines market is projected to reach a total market size of US$885.151 million in 2027.
Electron Beam Machines Market was valued at US$636.939 million in 2020.
The global electron beam machines market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.81% during the forecast period.
Geographically, North America is estimated to hold a considerable share of the electron beam machines market owing to R&D investments in order to accelerate the development of different end-user industries.
The growing requirement for precision during the component manufacturing process is driving electron beam machine market growth.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of New Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry 

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Welding

5.3. Drilling

5.4. Fabrication

5.5. Melting



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Manufacturing

6.3. Automotive

6.4. Oil and Gas

6.5. Semiconductor



7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa 

7.5.1. UAE

7.5.2. Israel

7.5.3. Saudi Arabia

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Taiwan

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Indonesia

7.6.8. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. Mitsubishi Electric

9.2. General Electric

9.3. Pro-Beam

9.4. Global Welding Technologies

9.5. Sciaky Inc.

9.6. Sodick


9.8. Focus GmbH 

9.9. Teta llc

Mitsubishi Electric

General Electric


Global Welding Technologies

Sciaky Inc.



Focus GmbH

Teta llc