Approval of new manufacturing processes of tie rods

Approval of new production process of the tension-compression rods (tie rods) after according to ABS1214 and ABS1263 at Airbus.

The aviation department of GMT GmbH has successfully introduced new machinery for the production of ABS components and had them approved by Airbus. Various machines from leading manufacturers are used for processing the tubular bodies.


Here, the tubular body is cold forged and reduced to a smaller diameter.


The method used here is also known as swaging. This is an incremental forming method from the field of hydroforming. The advantages of this procedure are as follows grain structure and a significant increase in strength.

Bühl, February 2015