The paper investigates a process of cross wedged rolling (CWR) for manufacturing thick-walled hollow axles. A finite element numerical model coupled deformation and heat transfer of CWR is established using commercial finite element software DEFORM-3D. The rolling process of hollow axle during CWR is simulated successfully. The stress, strain and temperature distributions of workpiece are obtained and analyzed. The simulation results show that forming thick-walled hollow axles through CWR is feasible.