ABOUT Metal Spinning
Technology: Metal Spinning Services are manufacturing services that produce three dimensional symmetrical parts from flat circles of metal. Metal spinning provides an economical alternative to stamping, casting and many other metal forming processes. The process involves a disc of usually soft metal such as aluminum that is mounted to a wood or metal mandrel. This assembly is rotated on a lathe like machine and forming tools push the disc onto the mandrel shape to produce a finished part. The forming tools can be manually, pneumatically, or hydraulically powered. Low cost tooling compared to stampingChanges are easy to incorporate during productionLow scrap ratesCold working of material improves characteristics
Advantages: Metal spinning services offer an economical method of producing prototypes, while advances in CNC spinning technologies have made it viable for production volumes as well.
Limitations of Metal Spinning ServicesApplies only to concentric partsDifficult to hold tight thickness tolerances
Applications: Metal spinning services are used to make a variety of hollow, symmetrical pieces.Commercial cookwareUrnsWheel rimsAntennasChair basesTank heads