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A fluid die is a specially shaped, hardened metal shape in which another metal part can be placed and subject to hydraulic pressure in order to take on the shape of the die. Read More…

Hydroforming Hydroforming is a metalworking process in which pressurized fluids are used to shape metals. Hydroforms are produced in equipment called fluid dies.
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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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Hydroforming is used by metalworkers to create complex, light weight metal shapes of even wall thickness and good qualities of strength. Hydroforming is a cold working process, which means that it is performed at or near room temperature. This allows for qualities of strength and durability to be imparted unto the metal as it is formed. Hydroforming is an attractive alternative to hot metalworking processes, which are very widely used metal shaping processes, but which involve a higher risk of metal oxidation and other undesirable composition changes.

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The largest consumer of hydroformed metal parts is the automotive industry. Automotive metal tubes in particular are often shaped by hydroforming processes; hydroforming can create complex shapes with irregular dimensions without decreasing tube wall thickness. Other commonly hydroformed parts include bicycle components, flexible metal bellows, chemical transmission pipes and many other products.

Hydroforming is a cost-effective way to shape metals. During the process, hydraulic fluids force metal around the contours of a die, so the material has a more consistent thickness. Hydroforming uses fluid pressure in a conventional tool set to form the part into the desired shape of the die. Hydroforming is advantageous because it can perform in one operation what other methods perform in three, while still maintaining the stiffness of the finished product.

Four primary types of hydroforming currently exist. The most popular type, hydroforming of tubes, is usually performed at low pressure and offers tubular parts with improved integrity and structural performance. Panel hydroforming, often used in the aerospace industry, is a high-pressure process that is used to achieve the correct material flow. The third type, low-pressure hydroforming, involves reshaping tubes when the cross-section definition is not strict.

High-pressure hydroforming, the fourth type, also reshapes the tube, but more drastically. In this type of hydroforming, the length-to-circumference ratio can change up to 50 percent. Aluminum, aluminum alloys, carbon steel, mild steel, copper, brass and bronze alloys, nickel, and nickel alloys are metals that are commonly used in hydroforming.

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