Your Source For High-Performance Aerospace Forgings
Our Unique Forging Technologies Give You
– Stronger metallic forgings
– Single-piece vs multi-piece designs
– No joining weak points
– Near-net shapes
– Reduced machining time
– Less material waste
– Small and durable to large and lightweight
– Broad size ranges enables technical innovation
– In-house engineering
– Highly flexible operations
– Short development cycle times
– Aluminum, copper, magnesium, stainless steel, niobium, and other exotics deliver product performance for demanding applications
– Novel product designs
– Better system performance
– Simplified assembly
Complex Geometries With Forging
Launchers & Space Vehicle Parts
Working with key engine manufacturers, AST has applied our extensive capabilities to produce single-piece engine nozzles. In comparison to traditional techniques of welding multiple rings together, AST’s single-piece solution enhances nozzle durability while simplifying manufacturing processes. AST currently produces stainless steel, copper, and niobium engine nozzles.
AST has adapted metal forming technology to produce single-piece combustion chambers for the launch industry. Forged metal chambers with complex geometries and no welded sections results in a stronger more durable chamber and a streamlined customer assembly process. AST combustion chambers are currently being utilized on major space launch programs.
AST has an extensive history of producing pressure vessels for on-board consumables storage. Both high pressures and cryogenic states are reliably achieved using forged and formed seamless Type 3 COPVs. AST pressure vessels currently fly on multiple space programs.
Other Components for Space
We support a variety of other components for space vehicles. If you have a challenging application that would benefit from the strength & durability of single piece forged components, we’d welcome the opportunity to work with you.