Drive Shaft Yokes
Over half of all drive shafts in the transportation industry are all aluminum and that is only possible with a forged aluminum yoke at either end. These welded drive shaft yokes allow an aluminum extrusion to transmit the driving forces from the transmission to the rear differential in most rear wheel drive vehicles.
- 90% raw material utilization
- High volume production at low tooling and start up cost
- Most forged materials are easily welded
- Because of the high strength to weight ratio higher end product stiffness is achievable with lighter weight designs