Aerospace Cold Forming: Component and Micro Manufacturing in Aerospace Applications

The aerospace industry relies on cold forming — and STS Intelli has the experience needed to supply custom cold formed components for aerospace applications.

In this industry, precision and durability are mission-critical with every component. Even the slightest malfunction can mean the difference between life and death. When done correctly, cold forming is a preferred forging method in aerospace because the likelihood that precious alloy parts have defects or folds is greatly reduced.

While you can’t always prepare for where your journey will take you, the components we manufacture using cold forming will be made to withstand the extreme environments. STS Intelli uses advanced technology and top-of-the-line materials to ensure each piece we manufacture is an industry leader.

Check out some applications of cold forming in the aerospace industry below.

Applications for Aerospace Parts Requiring Micro Manufacturing

At STS Intelli, we offer aerospace components manufacturing at a very competitive cost using high-performance precious metal alloys. We can produce contact rivets, close tolerance parts and other components that require micro manufacturing using cold forming.

If your project requires precious alloys that are typically considered "too gummy" for traditional machining — such as gold, nickel, silver or tantalum — cold forming may be the only option for you.

Electromechanical Custom Aerospace Component Applications

Cold forming also has numerous applications for electromechanical components used in aerospace. Electrical contacts used in switches and relays often require assemblies that are welded and brazed, require in-die staking, or tape welding. Our processes can keep the cost of this down without sacrificing quality.

Sliding Contact Aerospace Components Manufacturing

The aerospace industry uses sliding contact applications for many sensors and other devices that monitor current levels. If you need forging or machining to complete the assembly process for a precious alloy — fuel level sensors or slip rings, for example — cold forming is the best way to get the job done. Potentiometers and other devices that require constant electrical conductivity are best assembled at room temperature to protect the quality of the product, preventing folds and imperfections.

Other Cold Forming Applications for the Aerospace Industry

Precious alloys used in aerospace projects for the military and government often have very strict standards. Our processes make sure you have consistency and quality in each production run. Even if you have a small or low volume project — such as a prototype — cold forming services from STS Intelli can bring your vision to life.