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SPECIAL SECTION Automotive
TransForm Automotive LLC / www.transformauto.com / Specialty: Powertrain components and assemblies / Ted Ens, president: "Our
advanced metal-forming capabilities are being incorporated into transmission design by more and more car manufacturing companies."

Transforming Technology

TransForm Automotive's innovative forming processes are
helping the company grow as it marks its 20th year. by kat zeman

transform makes clutch housing
assemblies, planet carriers, drum
assemblies and various tight-tolerance
components and assemblies.

A leading manufacturer of powertrain components and assemblies,
TransForm Automotive predicts it
will double in size in the next 5 years.
The Sterling Heights, Mich.-based
company is observing its 20th anniversary this year. It provides components for major automotive companies including General Motors, Ford,
Fiat Chrysler and ZF, a key maker of
premium-brand automatic transmissions. Utilizing proprietary stamping,
forming, flow forming, machining, laser-welding and assembly processes,
TransForm specializes in clutch hous66

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ing assemblies, planet carriers, drum
assemblies and various tight-tolerance components and assemblies for
transmission production.
"Our advanced metal-forming capabilities are being incorporated into
transmission design by more and
more car manufacturing companies,"
President Ted Ens says.
The company expects to double its
revenue from $100 million this year to
$200 million by 2022. Ens, who joined
the company in 1999, says that TransForm's advanced metal-forming capabilities give it a niche in its industry.

Two areas of this technology include in-die spline forming (also
known as roller-die forming) and
flow forming. These processes are
unique because they allow the company to form high-strength materials
to very tight and specific tolerances
with very little labor or wasted material. They also allow transmissions to
be made lighter, stronger and more
cost-effectively.
TransForm is planning to introduce its advanced metal-forming
technology in China in the near future. "We're currently exploring the


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