It may be alloyed with many different metals, including brass, bronze, aluminum, steel, silver and nickel, to improve its strength and hardness properties if necessary. Copper spun products have smooth exterior and interior surfaces, are lightweight and are considered very attractive due to their color and shine. Read More…
Metal Craft Spinning & Stamping Ltd.Buffalo, NY | 866-907-6333
With four decades of metal spinning experience, Metalcraft offers spinning, stamping and many other metal processing services in an endless number of shapes & sizes. As a metal spinner manufacturer, we work with brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel and cold-rolled steel. With automatic & CNC lathes, our spinning services are cost-effective for any production volume and great for prototypes.$$$
Stuecklen Manufacturing CompanyFranklin Park, IL | 847-209-7341
Established in 1948, the Stuecklen Manufacturing Company offers expert hydroforming and metal spinning services. Our capabilities also include CNC machining, sheet metal forming, custom tooling, and metal finishing. Our company has experience designing automotive parts, military components, aviator parts, and other custom tools.$$$
Hy-Grade Metal Products Corp.Syracuse, NY | 315-475-4221
Hy-Grade Metal Products Corp. specializes in metal spinning and metal spinners to serve various industries. Serving the industry since 1918, 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!$$$
Precision Wire Products, Inc.Blairsville, PA | 724-459-5601
Precision Wire Products designs wire products for the industrial sector. We specialize in filter wire cages, but we also have metal spinning, metal stamping, and CNC wire forming capabilities. Our clients trust us to design effective filter rings, baghouse components, wire display racks, filter bags, and more. We offer PVC vinyl and epoxy coatings for our custom products. Call us for more information!$$$
Ratliff Metal SpinningEnglewood, OH | 937-836-3900
Ratliff Metal Spinning is a full-service metal fabrication shop specializing in CNC metal machining services. We also offer custom tooling, fabrication, engineering, and warehousing services. We outsource coating, polishing, and laser-cutting services. Our customers respect and trust our professional expertise.$$$
Because copper products are aesthetically desirable, the lighting, ornamental and decorative product industries often use copper spinning to manufacture products like lamps, outdoor and indoor fountains, lanterns and chandeliers. Copper cookware like measuring cups, colanders, pots, pans and bowls can be made via the metal spinning process because of copper’s heat resistance, long lifespan and durability.
Copper spinning manufactures other products including marine couplers and reducers, roofing components and musical instruments. When it comes to decorative and ornamental metal spinning, copper is often the first choice, and brass is the main alternative. Any copper spun product is 100% recyclable.
Metal spun copper shapes can be parabolic, dome-shaped, conic, tubular, bell-shaped flared, cylindrical, hemispherical, ball-shaped or finial. The blanks, or preformed parts, are made by stamping, deep drawing or press forming. Every product is hollow, has a round profile and thin walls. If the blank has a hole in the middle, the finished copper shape will be open on two ends.
If not, it will only have an opened top or bottom. Copper products may be shaped by standard metal spinning, which alters the shape but not the thickness of the blank, or flow forming, which does reduce the blank’s thickness. The blank is extruded by rollers onto a mandrel. Its thickness is determined by the angle of the mandrel and the gap between the rollers and mandrel.
This process is best for low to medium quantities with short lead times. The forming may be done by a fully automated CNC spinner or by a skilled technician. Metal spinning is a cold working process, meaning it is done at or around room temperature, without heating the copper. Therefore, the copper’s tensile strength and ductility either maintain constant or are improved.