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Metal spinning is just one of many metalworking processes used to create specially shaped metal products, but it is chosen above other processes because of its capacity for producing very high quality metal shapes. Read More…

Aluminum Spinning Aluminum spinning is a metalworking process in which a flattened disk of aluminum is spun around by a lathe and given shape with a number of tools.
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Turtle Creek, PA  |  412-823-5003

Founded in 1929, E.H. Schwab manufacturers custom metal spinnings, draw-formed metal parts and metal fabrications from common ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In addition to CNC, semi-automatic and manual spinning capabilities, we offer a variety of complimentary capabilities including fiber laser cutting, CNC machining and milling, certified MIG and TIG welding and much more. Visit our website for more information.

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Chandler, AZ  |  480-813-6828

Since 1994 Southwest Metal Spinning, Inc. has been a manufacture of metal forming and fabricating services. We offer a wide range of products that are top quality, as well as creating custom parts. We have a wide variety of different metals from aluminum to cold rolled steel and very difficult stainless steel. With our staff having over 45+ years of experience in this industry, we are a leading manufacturer of metal spinning. Contact us today for a more complete list of our services that we offer and how our company can help you.

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Southwest Metal Spinning, Inc. $$$

Buffalo, NY  |  716-835-3631

We offer a variety of different products that will make your next project a breeze! Using both CNC and manual spinning lathes, Koch Metal Spinning provides metal spun parts for almost every industry, including industrial, automotive and electronics, with a commitment to both high-quality craftsmanship and innovative technological advancements. For more information on our aluminum spinning, give us a call today!

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Koch Metal Spinning $$$

Maplewood, NJ  |  973-761-4000

Our expert metal spinning and hydroforming craftsmen create complex precision parts in prototype and production amounts. C.B. Kaupp combines our hydroforming technique with metal spinning, deep drawing or virtually any other metal working process to meet your specs in basic to highly exotic metals. In business since 1924, our focus is on precision metal components & metal working.

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C.B. Kaupp & Sons, Inc. $$$

Paramount, CA  |  800-723-4891

Apollo Metal Spinning specializes in metal spinning and offers spun aluminum parts and stainless steel spinning services. We have our own in-plant tool and die shop so that all parts can meet our customer’s needs at a lower cost. All of our production tooling is designed and fabricated within our own facility. We provide quality metal spun products with on time delivery and innovative solutions.

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Apollo Metal Spinning Co., Inc. $$$
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Metal spinning produces axially symmetric, round metal shapes that are used in many ways in all kinds of contexts. Just a few spun metal products include rocket nose cones, bowls, architectural lighting components, ash trays, bird baths, furniture, waste receptacles and decorations like candle holders and trophies. Aluminum in particular is valued because of its strength and durability as well as its clean, shiny appearance.

Also, because metal spinning is a cold working process, spun aluminum products are usually particularly strong, especially compared to products of hot working processes. Although aluminum metal spinning can be controlled by hand, computer numerical controlled metal spinners are more commonly used; CNC machines can produce very precise and defect-free products much more quickly than can manual metal spinner operators. CNC machines also ensure quality and consistency from part to part. When the forming of the part is controlled by hand, it can be a physically demanding process, requiring a great deal of practice.

Metal spinning is a fairly simple process on a conceptual level. It is a cold working process, which means that the metal shaping takes place at or near room temperature. Many other metalworking processes are performed at very high temperatures. Metals become easier to shape at very high temperatures, but the increased risk of oxidation and other undesirable consequences make hot working impractical in the formation of some kinds of metal products.

Metal spinning involves a lathe, shaping tools and the metal material for spinning. This material is called a blank, and it is usually a flat round disc made of aluminum, copper, stainless steel or another metal. The blank is attached to the lathe, which spins around at high speeds in order to expose the entire blank to the shaping tools.

The shaping tools then apply pressure in the appropriate places, shaping the metal as it spins. This pressure can be applied by a single tool or by multiple levers hydraulically. The finished aluminum product, if produced correctly, should have no wrinkling or warble due to the high speed of rotation on the lathe. The process is cost-effective and quick, with the average aluminum piece only requiring about five to ten minutes to complete.

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