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Shear Spinning

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It is a cold working process, meaning the metal retains its ductility and tensile strength because it is not heated during forming. The finished products are round in cross section, lightweight and have a very smooth exterior and interior surface finish. Read More…

Shear Spinning Shear spinning is a form of flow forming that produces conic or contoured, hollow metal products that have a uniform or purposely varied wall thickness.
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Leading Manufacturers

Hartwell, GA  |  706-376-6584

Fabritex Inc. is a contract manufacturer specializing in automotive subassemblies, tubular fabrications, tubular parts, welded assemblies, wire mesh, wire parts, wire assemblies and racking, plus more. We also act as institutional subcontractors and provide new plant installation fabrication.

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Fabritex Inc. $$$

Springfield, MO  |  417-831-5100

Tank Components Incorporated produces alloy and stainless steel pressed and formed parts. We specialize in the production of tank heads. Our manufactured products follow a variety of requirements and specifications, such as the ASME Code. Call us for quality products and services.

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Tank Components, Inc. $$$

Lombard, IL  |  630-268-9292

From stainless steel metal spinning to welded tank heads, Helander Metal Spinning is your one-stop shop for all your metal spinning needs. We serve a variety of industries including electronic, medical, automotive, food service and many more. From start to finish, we will spin and finish many exotic metals to serve your particular application’s needs. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Helander Metal Spinning Company $$$

Fort Worth, TX  |  866-232-8030

Since 1977, Baker Tankhead has been a manufacturer and metal spinner of tank heads. We offer stainless steel metal spinning, aluminum metal spinning, copper metal spinning and carbon steel metal spinning. We provide quality and dependable service at a competitive price. Be sure to visit our website to view our products page! Call us today for all of your metal spinning needs.

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Baker Tankhead Inc. $$$

Angola, IN  |  260-665-2192

Metal Spinners provides metal spinning with quick turnaround times and on-time delivery for measurements from merely inches to over twelve feet. Some of our services include stainless steel metal spinning and aluminum metal spinning. Serving industries from aerospace to recreation.

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Samuel Metal Spinners $$$
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Like flow formed parts, shear spun products never require welding and are formed out of one preformed part called a blank, which is a flat piece of metal. The metal can either be punched with a hole in its middle, or it can be left completely solid. In the former case, this would result in a spun metal product with two openings - one above and one below.

In the latter case, the spun product would feature only one opening. Many different metals can be shear spun, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper and titanium. Common shear spun products include rocket hose cones, gas turbine engines and dish aerials. The heating, cooling, architectural, food and beverage, agricultural, chemical and lighting industries also use the cone-shaped metal products that are formed by shear spinning.

The shear spinning process starts with manufacturing the blank, which is a preformed part made by deep drawing, stamping or press forming. It is a flat piece of metal that is engineered to ensure there is exactly enough material to form the final shape's dimensions. The blank is then sheared by rollers over a rotating mandrel. Higher force is needed from the spinning machine during this process in comparison to standard metal spinners.


While the diameter of the blank doesn't change, the thickness decreases depending on the angle of the mandrel and the gap between the rollers and the mandrel. This differs from standard metal spinning, where the thickness of the blank does not change. The wall thickness of the part is customized to certain stress requirements.

The finished product has smooth interior and exterior surfaces without any secondary manufacturing processes, including additional buffing, shining or polishing. No welding is needed during shear spinning and very little scrap metal is produced since the part is formed from a single blank. Different metals have varying degrees of spinnability, or the ability to undergo shear spinning without reaching maximum tensile strength.

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