Your Source For High-Performance Aerospace Forgings

AST innovates in both Space and Aviation applications with our unique forging technologies.

Our focus is manufacturing “one-piece” high-performance parts for your most demanding applications. Producing stronger, more durable components while simplifying final assembly.

Complex geometries, exotic alloys, and non-standard sizes are our specialties.

Looking for high performance Aerospace forgings?

Our Unique Forging Technologies Give You

Enhanced
Durability

– Stronger metallic forgings
– Single-piece vs multi-piece designs
– No joining weak points

Simplified
Manufacturing

– Near-net shapes
– Reduced machining time
– Less material waste

Non-Standard
Sizes

– Small and durable to large and lightweight
– Broad size ranges enables technical innovation

Rapid
Development

– In-house engineering
– Highly flexible operations
– Short development cycle times

The Right
Materials

– Aluminum, copper, magnesium, stainless steel, niobium, and other exotics deliver product performance for demanding applications

Engineering
Innovation

– Novel product designs
– Better system performance
– Simplified assembly

Complex Geometries With Forging

Launchers & Space Vehicle Parts

Engine Nozzles
Engine Nozzles Side View

Engine Nozzles

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.

Combustion Chamber

Combustion Chambers

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.

Pressure Vessel
Pressure Vessel cylinder

Pressure Vessels

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.

Space Rocket
Space Rocket Launch

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.

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

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