The drive shaft

The drive shaft is the dynamic connection between the gearbox and the drive wheels. As part of the drivetrain, the torque is transmitted from the gearbox to the wheels.

Potential of cold forming
for drive shafts

The potentials of cold forming enable the evolution of shaft cross-sections. Whether weight savings, increased strength or reduction of components through functional integration or high gearing classes, in the world of cold forming these goals are not a contradiction in terms, but integral parts of a process. A larger outer diameter with a smaller wall thickness increases the torsional strength and improves the vibration behavior compared to a solid shaft and reduces the weight of the hollow drive shaft.

Special features of the realized solution

  • Weight reduction with simultaneously improved vibration behavior
  • Increased power density (torque)
  • Reduction of components through functional integration
  • Reduced fuel consumption

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Crash tube

Hollow shaft

Steering shaft

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Internationally positioned

Around the world: Felss produces sophisticated components of the highest quality and precision at five locations worldwide. With our plants in Germany, Switzerland, the USA, China and Slovakia, we are your global partner and you can benefit from the transfer of know-how within our group.

Your added value with Felss

Felss stands for smart, customized solutions in cold forming. Our aim is to offer you real added value with our machines, components and services.

  • Lightweight , weight-optimized use of materials thanks to intelligent material distribution.
  • More resilient Improved component performance through targeted control of material properties.
  • Resource-efficient waste avoidance and full material utilization through cold forming.
  • Faster Shorter production times and optimized workflows thanks to innovative processes.
  • More precise Highest accuracy of complex geometries thanks to Felss technologies.
  • Tailor-made Optimal solutions, tailored to your individual requirements.

Come to us as early as the development phase of your projects

We support you throughout the entire process – from the drawing to the finished component and beyond.