TransForm is uncompromising in the pursuit of optimal designs for our customers. As a full service metal forming supplier, we partner with our OEM customers to design future powertrain components and transmission architectures. Our trusted team of experts advises our customers on whether a product can or cannot be manufactured, and help determine the appropriate materials and most efficient processes.
These practices have led us to pioneer many advanced forming technologies used in fuel-efficient vehicles. For example, TransForm was the first company to bring In-Die Roller-Die technology to North America, and Aluminum Flowforming processes in a 10 speed automatic transmission. Today we continue to push boundaries with new Aluminum Flowforming Technologies and industry-leading capabilities in Material Forming Simulation Software.
Clutch Housings/Ring Gear Carriers
Clutch housings typically have splines with an internal function but can be found with internal / external active splines. Clutch cylinders are housings with an integral piston function. TransForm manufactures these components using Roller Die Forming, Grob and Flowforming.
Clutch hubs have an external spline function and may integrate a carrier function. TransForm manufactures these components using roller Die Forming, Grob, Flowforming, and Broaching.
Clutch Drums have a smooth OD band interface and internal spline. The internal spline can be flowfomed into the housing or attached as part of a multipiece assembly.
Pinion carriers are typically multipiece assemblies incorporating a number of stampings or a combination of stampings, forgings and powder metal components. TransForm manufactures many carrier components, some with integrated splines.
Pistons, Torque Converter Pistons
Pistons provide a selectable engagement function in the torque converter to lockup the turbine and impeller components for improved fuel economy. Many pistons are ground and balanced for performance and function.
Bringing a clutch housing or hub together with a shaft or machined hub is second nature to TransForm. We have multiple laser weld assembly stations performing lap and butt joint welds.