The Paton Welding Journal, 2014, #11, 36-41 pages
STATE-OF-THE-ART AND PROSPECTS OF WORLD AND REGIONAL MARKETS OF WELDING MATERIALS (Review)
A.A. MAZUR, S.V. PUSTOVOJT, O.K. MAKOVETSKAYA, N.S. BROVCHENKO and V.S. PETRUK
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU. 11 Bozhenko Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electric arc welding is one of the basic technologies of an industrial economy, by means of which a significant share of GDP of industrialized countries is created. These countries are characterized by a stable development of welding production, which is defined by the growth in consumption of structural materials, emergence of new materials, technologies and equipment for welding to the market. The main structural material for manufacture of welded structures is steel, therefore, the state of the industry for its production defines mainly the dynamics of the welding production development. Economic-statistic information about the development of the world production and consumption of steel, dynamics of the world market of welding materials allows making conclusion about the increase of volumes of welding production in the world in the foreseeable future and growth of demand for the welding materials. At present the cost volume of the world market of welding materials amounts almost to a half of volume of the welding market. The growth in consumption of welding materials in the world is determined by the rates of development of the welding production in China, much more exceeding in this respect the rest countries and regions. Due to reduction in a share of manual arc welding and wider application of the semiautomatic and automatic welding the level of mechanization and automation of arc welding both in separate countries and also all over the world is continuously increased. 12 Ref., 5 Tables, 9 Figures.
welding, welding production, structural and welding materials, technologies, steel production, market, state-of-the-art, prospects
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