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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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Bensalem, PA  |  888-245-1912

Our CNC spinning equipment are fully automated machines and capable of sheet metal spinning, trimming and beading all in one process. Copper spinning and aluminum spinning symmetrically round items is what we do most. Stainless Steel spinning is very popular for the pharmaceutical and food service parts we make. If you need to produce a symmetrical metal part without seams and with minimal tooling costs, metal spinning is a great option. please contact us—our qualified staff is available to answer any questions.

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Charles H. Schillinger Company $$$

Fairfield, OH  |  513-860-8040

Floturn's CNC metal spinning process can produce part-to-part consistency in shape & thickness. Diameters up to 60” can be processed & thicknesses up to ¼” are possible depending on alloy type. Materials we use include titanium, copper, aluminum, stainless steel & others. We are able to provide various spun metal shapes and our engineers can assist with design. Call us today for more information.

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Floturn, Inc. $$$

Toledo, OH  |  419-214-3245

Toledo Metal Spinning specializes in metal spinning and metal spinners to serve various industries. Serving the industry since 1929, we have been providing stainless steel metal spinning, aluminum metal spinning and metal spinnings of many exotic materials. Check out our website for more information. We look forward to working with you!

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Toledo Metal Spinning Company $$$

Gardena, CA  |  310-323-6949

Since 1955, Hi-Craft capabilities have expanded from simple metal-spinning jobs to include deep drawing, hydroforming, stamping, CNC spinning, trimming and beading. New technology and intentional innovation allows Hi-Craft to create and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with their customers. Technical expertise and versatility has made Hi-Craft stand out in the metalworking industry.

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Hi-Craft Metal Products, Inc. $$$

Wichita, KS  |  316-943-1266

Globe Engineering manufactures what other job shops find difficult. For nearly 50 years, Globe has specialized in the fabrication of precision parts for the aircraft and aerospace industry. Using hydroforming, metal spinning, tube bending, machining, heat treating and welding, Globe produces high quality components in aluminum, stainless steel, inconel and titanium; always to exact specifications.

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Globe Engineering Company, 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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