Solutions designed for what's coming.

Innovations in disconnect systems, shift systems, park systems, powder metallurgy, advanced metal forming, and cold forming for the industry leaders of today and tomorrow.

Our Solutions

For the Future of EV

Disconnect Systems

AAG’s Disconnect Systems offer the flexibility of connecting and disconnecting the clutch at specific rotational speeds, which enables a range of operational capabilities with full rotational functionality. Our e-axle and drivetrain disconnects improve the efficiency and performance of electric 4WD and AWD vehicles. Depending on the usage, our Disconnect Systems can enhance the range efficiency by up to 10% while providing additional performance characteristics, including individual controls.

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For Dynamic or Static Applications

Shift Systems

AAG has established a strong reputation in the industry for developing and producing advanced Shift Systems. With over 40 million units currently in use across the globe, our innovative and proprietary Shift Systems are designed to minimize spin loss, leading to improved fuel efficiency. Additionally, these systems occupy less space, contribute to weight reduction, and result in significant cost savings.

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For Efficient Performance

Park Systems

AAG’s Park Systems offer a major breakthrough to EV light trucks and commercial vehicles. Our systems feature the seamless integration of Selectable One Way Clutch technology in the driveline to eliminate the extra cost and complexity associated with conventional parking systems. We offer a comprehensive parking solution that aligns with the evolving architectures of traditional and EV vehicles.

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For Flexible Precision

Powder Metallurgy

AAG’s advanced Powder Metal pressing technology reduces the raw material necessary to create complex shapes—substantially cutting lead times from unnecessary secondary operations and reducing overall cost. Perfect for complex and intricate geometries, this solution delivers the flexibility engineering teams need to realize cutting-edge product designs and manufacturing goals.

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For Complex Assemblies

Advanced Metal Forming

In-die splining. Laser welding. Flow forming processes. AAG produces highly complex and custom components and assemblies for the future of powertrain architectures.

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For Tougher Components

Cold Forming

AAG is the only company in the world with the expertise, infrastructure, and net-shaping technologies to deliver cold-forming at scale—partnering with the biggest brands in the most challenging environments. Whether you’re in the heavy truck, mining, construction, or another industrial sector, you can look to Amsted to give your people the tools they need to get after it.

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Key Applications

Amsted’s propulsion system engineers are developing new platform designs for emerging technologies in electrification.

Integrating electric motors, transmissions, and shifting systems into the driveline, Amsted scales efficiencies for automakers and curbs energy consumption in electric and hybrid vehicles.

In addition, our mechatronic clutches, soft magnetic composites, net-shaped metal forming, and capabilities in advanced metallurgical material science are helping automotive engineers reimagine the building blocks of vehicle design.

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Motors have been transformed with the rise of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Often made from permanent magnets, electric motors require a completely different approach to design and manufacturing in order to elevate efficiencies, improve packaging, and reduce costs.

Amsted Automotive’s powdered metallurgy and transform products offer electric motor designers and manufacturers new options for housing and magnet design that put electrification on an even faster track.

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There is no greater performance feature than safety.

Amsted Automotive provides a unique combination of net-forming and advanced metallurgy capabilities that produce brake caliper pistons and rotor and magnetic components for regenerative braking.

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Everything starts with the chassis. It provides the vehicle with the stability and performance that drivers demand.

Utilizing our net-forming capabilities, Amsted Automotive helps OEMs build robust and work-hardened ball joints and tie rods in chassis systems across vehicular types.

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Amsted's SMW division services the mining industry with leading-edge equipment such as Long Wall Tools for metallurgical coal mining.

Our unique net-forming technology is capable of producing large diameter cold formings with minimal machining.

This proprietary process improves costs for Amsted's customers and drives production efficiencies by reducing material requirements.

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Amsted's SMW division engineers and manufactures a number of hydraulic components, including hydraulic stems and ferrules.

Our unique net-forming technology is capable of producing large diameter cold formings with minimal machining.

This proprietary process improves costs for Amsted's customers and drives production efficiencies by reducing material requirements during the forming of hydraulic parts.

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Amsted's SMW division services the construction industry with leading-edge components such as road milling tools.

Our unique net-forming technology is capable of producing large diameter cold formings with minimal machining.

This proprietary process improves costs for Amsted's customers while delivering 100% work-hardened parts.

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Amsted Automotive has provided the automotive industry with leading-edge engineering and manufacturing since 1922.

In addition to exceptional products such piston pins, differential components, selectable one-way clutches, and clutch housings, our build experts and proprietary metal-forming processes give us the ability to efficiently scale new technologies by owning our supply chains.

Passing the savings along to our clients, Amsted Automotive is more than an industry leader. We are the supplier of choice for OEM and T1 Propulsion System engineers.

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Our Expertise

Partnering to drive efficiencies and performance gains for category and market leaders across industries.

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Products of efficiency, performance, and resilience.

We build, manufacture, and ship industry-defining products to propel performance, increase efficiency gains, and deliver below costs.

DisconnectSystems

Solutions designed for what’s coming.

Innovations in disconnect systems, shift systems, park systems, powder metallurgy, advanced metal forming, and cold forming for the industry leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Power is in its application.

Leading-edge components, technologies, and applications for electric, hybrid, and internal combustion vehicles across industries and markets.

Intelligence

White Paper

Presentation – EV Innovation Opportunities for Traditional ICE Technologies


The next giant leap in electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain will be multi-shift systems, and Amsted Automotive is leading the way with a new multi-speed shift system technology with integrated One-Way-Clutch (OWC) functionality. This enables significant improvements in efficiency, range, function and cost that won’t be possible through battery and electric motor refinement alone. Request a…

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Press Release

Amsted Automotive Wins 2023 Merit Awards for Novel Electric Vehicle eAxle Disconnect Technology


Amsted Automotive received the 2023 Merit Award for Automotive and Transportation with its novel Dynamic Controllable Clutch (DCC), an Electro-Mechanical eAxle Disconnect System for electric vehicles (EVs).

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White Paper

Presentation – Novel Multi-Functional Clutch Technology for EV Driveline Disconnects


With the market growth of Electric Vehicles, EV drivetrain systems are in the process of being redefined and reinvented as part of the next generation of electric vehicle propulsion systems. Next generation EV propulsion systems will need to be further optimized for function, efficiency, range and cost as the EV markets scale up. This includes…

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