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2 0 1 4 C a p i t a l S p e n d i n g Survey & Forecast Top Equipment Types SOURCE: SECO MaCHining CenterS, Horizontal • Spending will increase just over $600 million, or almost 40% • Machines with a greater than 800-mm pallet will be up nearly 400% to just over $800 million • Machining Centers, Horizontal, >800-mm pallet – More than half of the spending will come from metalcutting job shops – Almost 38% of the spending will be from facilities with more than 250 employees; good spending from shops with fewer than 100 employees turning CenterS, Horizontal • Spending will increase slightly more than $400 million, or just over 66% • Machines with more than a 10-in chuck will more than double to $536 million • Machines with less than a 10-in chuck will increase 40% to $652 million • Turning Centers, Horizontal, <10-in Chuck – Metalcutting job shops almost 33% of the market at $220 million – Most important regions are East North Central and Pacifc – both more than $100 million – Largest market is plants with more than 250 employees but most signifcant increases are in plants with fewer than 50 employees • Turning Centers, Horizontal, >10-in Chuck – Metalcutting job shops about 45% of the market at $237 million – Huge increase to $120 million in oil, gas feld & mining machinery – More than 80% of the spending will be in the East North Central and West South Central – Spending well distributed across all plant sizes grinding • Grinding spending will be $526 million, up $157 million or 43% • Most signifcant increases are in other, creep feed, and internal grinding • Other Grinding – Will see $168 million in spending, more than triple any year since 2008 – Half of that total will come from machinery & equipment manufacturing, particularly machine tool and cutting tool manufacturers – Other strong industries include HVAC, other manufacturing (ball and roller bearings), and metalcutting jobs shops – Almost half of the spending will be in facilities with more than 250 employees • Creep Feed Grinding – Forecast is for $53 million – Most years there is very little spending in this category – Almost all of the spending will come from machine tool manufacturers in the East North Central in plants with 20-49 employees • Internal Grinding – Forecasted spending will more than double to $31 million – Both electronics, computers & telecommunications and metalcutting job shops will spend about $11 million – Facilities with fewer than 19 employees and those with more than 250 employees will spend between $11-12 million gardnerweb.com/research

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