Research & Development

Research & Development

The POWER to invent the future

AAM’s POWER is in our people, products and processes. We are committed to emPOWERing our talented associates to think differently and create new technologies. Since our founding over 20 years ago, we have invested more than $1 billion in Research & Development initiatives. This has included the creation of 14 global engineering development centers to support our customers while developing the technologies of future. We will continue bringing the future faster by developing smarter technologies that help keep drivers safe, improving vehicle performance and power density, and increasing efficiency while maintaining our outstanding focus on quality and durability. 


Global Technology Centers
Advanced Technology Development Center


The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is the nucleus of AAM expertise, research, collaboration and innovation. Our teams are under one roof working to seamlessly integrate all of our functions - common data, common feedback, quick learning and quick application of action are all a reality. The ATDC is the epicenter for creativity, innovation and advanced analytics and is the focal point of AAM's development of future process, product and system technology.

Rochester Hills Technical Center


Working in tandem with the ATDC, our Rochester Hills Technical Center (RHTC) continues to evolve as a testing and validation facility. We are expanding and enhancing AAM's diagnostic and hardware assessment capabilities to allow for more extensive product benchmarking and prototype testing. The RHTC is home to the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) team and the corporate materials lab, which have been instrumental in developing new and advanced technologies focused on lightweighting, efficiency and vehicle performance.