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US Automatic Transmission Parts Manufacturer
Northern Industrial Manufacturing is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of premium made-in-USA transmission parts. We are proud suppliers to the automotive OE, aftermarket and heavy-duty industries, and honored recipients of the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award every year since 2013.
Our vertically integrated parts manufacturing facility, and state-of-the-art engineering, research and design operations, are located in the greater Detroit area – the epicenter of the North American automotive manufacturing industry.
Northern Industrial Manufacturing is an internationally recognized OEM/Tier 1 supplier specializing in precision, high volume metal transmission parts for the automotive, powertrain and motion technology industries. We can supply parts for any type of automatic, manual or off-highway transmission, including industrial and commercial applications.
By embracing today’s most advanced and innovative parts manufacturing processes we offer greater efficiency and higher machining productivity – enabling us to offer the highest quality transmission parts at the lowest costs, with the most rapid turnaround times.
US Automatic Transmission Parts Manufacturing
The importance of automatic transmissions are that they amplify the input of the engine to the drive shaft, allowing cars to drive faster and more efficient than they could without the automatic transmissions. The importance of precision shims are that they keep the gears in the automatic transmission in place so automatic transmissions operate smoothly and maintain optimal torque-to-turn ratios.
With ethics and integrity at our core, we are the automotive industry’s go to manufacturer and global supplier of precision automatic transmission parts, thrust washers and spacers, selective shims, and other metal stamping and grinding solutions. And our ability to often offer delivery windows below 2 weeks far exceeds industry averages – for the highest quality automotive parts, at the lowest costs, with the shortest lead times.
While our competitors traditionally have 20 week lead times, in many cases we are able to offer delivery windows below 2 weeks. With a goal of being the automotive industry’s “go to” source for high quality transmission parts manufacturing, we would love to provide you a competitive quote.
In the automotive industry, an automatic transmission is a component that transfers power from an engine to both of the drive wheels. Automatic transmissions consist of clutches, drive shafts, planetary gear sets, precision shims, precision thrust washers, and metal stampings. What makes an automatic transmission stand out compared to other types of transmissions is that an automatic transmission only requires the driver to shift the gears using a lever called the gear selector. This would be only for designating forward, reverse, or park. Otherwise, while the driver is operating the car, no input is required to change gears on the automatic transmission. The gear selector will operate different gear sets and clutches in the automatic transmission, which will lead to different torque-to-turn ratios. Precision shims can also keep these gears in place, improving the torque-to-turn ratios.
Automatic transmissions use a wide variety of turning gears to operate, especially gears placed in between surfaces inside the clutches. These gears and surfaces need to have precision metal shims occupying the spaces so the gears don’t grind on the surfaces and damage the automatic transmission. The precision shims will also prevent the gears from sliding back and forth causing slippage, which can ruin and damage the automatic transmission. High quality precision shims will be needed for the job with their thicknesses only depending on the thickness of the gears, and the amount of space on either side of them.
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