Advanced Metal Forming
Components Manufacturer

Looking for a metal spinning specialist, supplier or factory? Let us help solve your biggest project challenges.

  • One-piece Combustion Chambers and Nozzles
  • Seamless, Type 3 Liners, Cylinders, and Tank Components
  • Rotary Forged Wheel Blanks
  • Cylindrical, Conical, Parabolic, and Spherical Shapes from Forged preforms made from Aluminum, Copper, Titanium, Stainless, and other alloys

Our Products

Rocket Engine Components

  • Rocket nozzles, combustion chambers, and other spun rocket engine components.
  • AST has completed challenging metal spinning projects in complex shapes using aluminum, copper, titanium, stainless, and other alloys for our space and aerospace customers.
Alternative Energy

Pressure Vessel Liners and Tank Components

  • Type 3 liners, tubes, cylinders, and other tank components for space propulsion systems.
  • AST has extensive experience in manufacturing pressure vessels for high pressure applications.
  • We welcome the opportunity to manufacture your design specifications.
AST Automotive

Rotary Forged Wheels

  • AST is a worldwide industry leader in rotary forged wheel blanks.
  • Monoblocks for automotive, beadlock/off-road, drag race, and trucks.
  • Largest offerings of Center Forgings for multi-piece wheels.
  • We offer Program Starter Centers without minimums.

Manufacturing Technologies

AST Forgings


Unmatched Material Efficiency
  • 4 state-of-the-art CNC rotary forging presses with near net forging results
  • Reduction in tooling setup times for higher spindle utilization rates
  • Largest rotary forging press can forge parts with a diameter of 40”
AST Flow Forming

Spin/Flow Forming

Advanced Metal Forming Process
  • Advanced metal forming processes designed to manufacture complex cylindrical, conical, and spherical shapes from forged preforms
  • Multiple CNC controlled rollers mechanically work material over tools, creating a near net shape on the outside and inside diameter
  • 7 spin/flow forming machines, creating a wide variety of rotationally symmetric shapes with a high degree of material efficiency
  • Largest machines with 65 tons per axis creates large diameter tubes and nozzles for high profile space applications, oversized military wheels up to 27” diameter or 30” diameter truck wheels
  • Automated robotic arm machine loading and unloading for spinning process enables high efficiency and cost effectiveness for large volume orders
AST Machining


CNC Machining
  • AST has both a conventional and CNC machine shop with over 45 machines for lathe turning and milling
  • The machine shop has a large line-up of machines with a swing of over 40” diameter
  • Strategically organized to serve multiple product segments, allowing for quick setups between projects
  • Elaborate library of programs with proven simulations, part number grouped tooling kits
  • Highly skilled staff of manufacturing engineers and programmers

Quality Assurance

Heat Treat

Heat Treat

Certified and Surveyed Systems
  • 2 in-house heat treat systems
  • Continuous belt furnace
  • Drop bottom furnace
  • Both systems certified and surveyed systems support most aluminum alloys
  • Continuously monitored for temperature uniformity and process control
  • All product is run through a rigorous post heat treat process which consistently monitors hardness data and samples of mechanical properties
Quality Assurance

Testing & Monitoring

Committed to Safely & Efficiently Delivering Quality
  • AST has a robust quality assurance process, auditing and monitoring all manufacturing processes
  • Receival of raw materials, first article inspections, final inspection prior to shipping to customers
  • All processes are based on detailed engineering drawings and control plans with predefined in-process inspection sheets
  • State-of-the-art laser inspection instruments are used for inspection and quality assurance
  • Metallurgist on staff to inspect metallurgical details such as grain structure and mechanical properties
Tooling at AST


Fabricated In-House
  • Metalforming relies on tooling to control how material moves from a starting shape to a deliverable/li>
  • All tooling used for forging and spin/flow forming is fabricated in-house, enabling cost control and production schedule efficiencies
  • AST uses common tooling on numerous components of the same diameter and style, reducing the amount of dedicated tooling needed and leading to shorter lead times, more product variations, and a better value for our customers

AST would like to salute our rocket manufacturers for their historic achievements.