Metal Forming

Metal Forming

Mass optimization, improved part performance, quality and efficiency


AAM’s Metal Forming business unit represents the largest automotive forging enterprise in the world. We provide engine, transmission, driveline and safety-critical components for traditional ICE and electric vehicle architectures including light vehicles, commercial vehicles and off-highway vehicles, as well as products for industrial markets. With our global reach and resources, along with our leading team of industry experts focused on delivering unmatched quality, AAM serves as a trusted partner and solutions-provider to our customers. No challenge is too complex. We continually invest in cutting-edge forging, machining, high pressure die casting and powder metal process technologies centered around manufacturing lightweight, highly precise and power-dense products.

Our processes and capabilities include:
  • Hot forging
  • Warm forging
  • Cold forging
  • Assembly
  • Sinterbraze
  • Precision machining
  • Precision grinding
  • Gear finishing
  • Welded assemblies
  • Induction heat treat
  • Batch heat treat
  • Automation
  • Autogaging
  • Precision measuring
Our metal formed products portfolio (many with net shape teeth and other net shape features) includes:
  • Actuator rings
  • Apply plates
  • Axle shafts
  • Ball ramp actuator components
  • Clutch plates, clutch hubs
  • Covers/clutches
  • CVT components with net parking teeth
  • Differential assemblies
  • Differential gears
  • Driveshaft and propeller shaft yokes and trunnions
  • DTU housings
  • Front/rear axle carrier housings
  • Input and output sprockets
  • Planetary carriers
  • Powdered metal forged connecting rods
  • PTU shafts and gears
  • Relay rods
  • Ring gears
  • Rubber overmold
  • Scissor gears
  • Shaft speed sensors
  • SmartBar™ electronic stabilizer system
  • Stem pinions
  • Stub shafts
  • Suspension components such as forged ball sockets and links, powdered metal shock and struct components
  • Teflon banded assemble
  • Tensions device
  • Tie rod sockets
  • Timing kits
  • Timing system components and timing kits
  • Transmission shafts, hubs and gears
  • Transmission valve bodies
  • VVT-VCT products including sprockets, rotors and more
  • Wheel hubs and spindles



AAM's Core Powder Metal Capabilities

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