Advanced Aluminum Metal Forming

A client approached TransForm to produce a RWD transmission component. Traditional thinking assumed that the component must be Die Cast, however, the client had some very complex radial packaging requirements that would be better satisfied by a flowformed Aluminum part. The component also needed straight walls, something that required a secondary operation to achieve in Die Casting. Straight walls can be accomplished with flowforming but, although the process is used in many Automotive Powertrain applications, it had never been used for splined transmission components made from Aluminum.