We are revved up to continue our success in the automotive industry! Household names like Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, GM, Honda, Toyota, Hummer, and Mercedes have trusted us with their forged parts, from fuel rails and control arms to steering components and connecting rods.

Keep reading to learn more about the forged components we frequently produce for the automotive industry or reach out to us today to request a quote.

Forged Components We Manufacturer for the Automotive Industry

  • Balance Shafts
  • Camber Links
  • Connecting Rods
  • Exhaust Flanges
  • Convertible Top Links
  • Convertible Top Actuator Arms
  • Rocker Arms
  • Idler Arms
  • Pitman Arms
  • Steering Arms
  • Shifter Linkage
  • Steering & Suspension Parts
  • Steering Yokes
  • Spline Yokes
  • Tie Rod Ends
  • Ball Joint Housings
  • Clamp Studs
  • Engine Parts
  • Fuel Rails
  • Injector Bodies
  • Straddle Balls
  • Universal Joints

Our Capabilities


  • Custom Tooling
  • Machining
  • Resinks
  • Reverse Engineering
  • 3D Prototyping
  • Pre- & Post-Forming
  • Induction Heating
  • Impression Die Forging
  • Press Forging
  • Symmetrical & Asymmetrical Forgings

What to Expect From Our Forging Process

Trenton Forging uses impression die forging to produce a wide range of symmetrical and asymmetrical forged automotive parts. We also have some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

Most orders can be completed in several weeks, but the timeline will vary based on the volume and complexity of the order. Our entire forging process follows these steps:

    1. Custom Tooling Creation: Our team develops a set of custom dies (tooling) based on blueprints, CAD models, existing parts, and other information you provide. It only takes two to three weeks to produce most custom tooling and sample forgings.
    2. Raw Material Purchasing: After we’ve created your custom tooling and you’ve approved its design, we purchase raw materials for your project in the correct grade and diameter. Once we’ve received the materials, we use our CNC cold saws to cut the material into billets.
    3. Preheating & Preforming: We use an energy-efficient induction heating unit to preheat your billets to a predetermined temperature. Then, we preform (shape) them until they fit your custom tooling.
    4. Forging: Once your billets have been preformed, we can begin forging. Our team either utilizes our state-of-the-art forging press or air-lift, gravity-drop hammers; the type of equipment we choose is based on application requirements. Forging may take one to three days, depending on the volume and complexity of the parts we produce. 
    5. Shot Blast Cleaning: After your forgings have been created, we start the finishing process, which involves removing flashing and letting the forgings cool in a controlled environment. Then, we clean the part’s surface and remove scale via shot blasting. Unless heat treatments are required, the finishing process generally takes one day to complete.
    6. Quality Assurance & Inspections: As an ISO-certified automotive forging company, we ensure quality by hand inspecting all forgings before they are shipped. We also provide digital inspections and magnetic particle inspections.

Why Work With Trenton Forging?

Trenton Forging is a U.S.-based forging company that has been producing high-quality, reliable forgings since 1967. We help clients in all industries, including automotive, and always strive to meet and exceed customer expectations. 

Committed to quality and innovation, we also maintain an ISO 9001 certification, offer some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry, and continuously update our processes to reduce waste and improve efficiency. 

When you partner with us, you’ll always get custom forgings made to your unique specifications and requirements.

Request a Quote Today

Have you identified a gap in your product line? Let us help you develop the perfect forging solution—complete our online form today to get started with a quote.

From sales to customer service, Trenton Forging always displays the highest level of integrity, and has earned our highest level of trust. Thank you for helping CP-Carrillo succeed in our business for over 55 years. Cindy Verkooij / Director of Sales and Marketing
Working with Trenton Forging, I learned that “no” was not in their vocabulary. No matter how challenging a part seemed to be, they went the extra mile to think out of the box in order to find ways to forge that product. Not only did they find a solution, but they did it in a timely manner. James W. Barnthouse
Century Sun Metal Treating
Trenton Forging Company is a leader in their industry, and a textbook example of dedication and commitment to their family, employees, customers, suppliers and community. Gary Goodman / CEO
Eaton Steel Bar Company
We are very proud to have partnered exclusively with Trenton Forging for our Ultra Connecting Rod Forgings. The service we get is top notch, communications are open and honest, and the parts are of exceptional quality and deliver on time. Really couldn’t ask for a better supplier! Keep that bar set high my friends. Laurie Fitzwater / Operations Manager
Callies Performance Products/Aviation Mfg.
Quality, on-time delivery, and competitive pricing: Trenton Forging Company’s consistency meets (and exceeds) these desired requirements of a good supplier. Additionally, Trenton Forging is innovative, and believes in partnering with their customers. Rich Weis
Federal Mogul
Trenton Forging Company sets the SBQ “Bar” in a customer & supplier relationship! Mark Candy / VP Sales
Eaton Steel Bar Company