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Flow Forming

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It allows variation in wall thickness of its products, which are hollow and tubular or rotationally symmetric products. Flow forming helps manufacturers meet complex design specifications and allows for a wider range of dimensional flexibility. Read More…

Flow Forming Flow forming is one of several metal forming techniques that is a more advanced form of spin forming.
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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 $$$

Bell Gardens, CA  |  323-773-1356

H & H Manufacturing & Engineering Inc. was started in 1966 by two brothers, Carl and Dave Howard. From its humble beginnings, H & H Mfg. has grown into one of the premier metal spinning shops in Southern California serving customers throughout the United States. Materials spun include various alloys of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper up to 0.125 in. thick. For more information on how we can better serve you today, give us a call!

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H & H Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc. $$$

Downsview, ON  |  416-661-8003

Our knowledge of spinning, material and proper designed tooling gives us the ability to create a variety of excellent quality custom products in all different alloys. Steel, Aluminum, Stainless steel, aluminized, galvanized, brass and copper. Metal spun parts, fabrication, welding, machining, tool and die, polishing , plating and powder coat finishes. You can count on us for quality, precision, and on time delivery. Our Moto - "Check Twice Do Once".

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M.W. Metal Spinning $$$

Cookeville, TN  |  931-526-8412

METCOM Inc. is a manufacturer of precision metal spinnings and provides metal stamping, deep drawing, welding and anodizing services. Materials include aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, titanium and stainless steel. Short and long production runs are available. Serving the electronic, missile, laboratory, medical, food service, lighting and decorative industries for many years!

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METCOM Inc. $$$

Medley, FL  |  305-885-9988

At Accurate Metal Spinning, we work with all types of materials, including stainless and exotics up to 48 inches in diameter, and at close tolerances. Our team can spin aluminum parts up to .187 thousandths of an inch thickness, and stainless steel up to .125 thousandths of an inch thick, depending on the configuration of the piece. We currently stock various hemispherical, conical, and dome shapes, and will create custom shapes upon request.

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Accurate Metal Spinning $$$
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Many metals, including stainless steel, titanium, copper, aluminum, nickel and brass are subjected to flow forming, which produces products for the aerospace, automotive, nuclear, chemical and petrochemical industries. Flow forming offers many benefits, including the reduced need for welding, shorter length of stock shapes and tighter design tolerances. Though this process is energy saving, the workpiece is subjected to a great amount of friction and deformation.

Flow forming is a cold working process, meaning the metals being formed are shaped at or around room temperature, which ensures that they retain their tensile strength and ductility. While flow forming is able to produce any shape that standard metal spinning can, it specializes in producing automotive wheels for several different kinds of vehicles.

There is a key difference between flow forming and standard metal spinning. Conventional metal spinning uses a thin blank and produces a finished part from the diameter of that blank, while flow forming produces the finished shape by working from the thickness of the starting blank, which creates a part thinner than the original starting blank. The blank, or preformed metal part, is a flat metal disc, which can be stamped with a hole or left whole, that is clamped down.

It is spun on a lathe while rollers apply pressure, forcing it to take the mandrel's shape. The rollers extrude the cross sectional area of the blank's wall thickness. The thickness of the finished part is determined by a gap that is maintained between the mandrel and the rollers. The flow forming process is used in conjunction with swaging, flattening, bending and machining. It produces a smooth, complex part without any chipping or unwanted deformation.

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