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A flat, round disc of sheet metal, called a preform blank, rotates at high speeds on a spinning lathe. Rollers apply pressure to the blank, and the metal is shaped over a form called a mandrel, taking its shape. Read More…

Spin Forming Spin forming, also referred to as metal spinning, is a cold working metalworking process that produces shapes with thin walls, round profiles and hollow middles.
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Minneapolis, MN  |  952-469-0678

J&E Companies prides itself on being a single-source solution for precision metal components, weldments, and metal spinners. Our expert team pays close attention to the details of all of our products to ensure the highest quality. Industries we serve include military, medical, and industrial equipment. J&E Companies is ISO 9001, and AS9100D certified.

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Cedar Falls, IA  |  800-728-1771

Kryton Engineered Metals is an ISO 9002-certified, full-service metal spinning company. We provide high-quality custom aluminum spinning assembly as well as ready-made products and components. We know the art of spinning metal and can offer creative solutions to spin your part to your specifications. The bulk of our production is automated ensuring consistency and faster turn-around time.

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Indianapolis, IN  |  800-432-8872

Here at G&G Metal Spinners, Inc. we work to make sure that you are receiving the top notch high quality parts that you need for your next project. We offer alloys up to 1 1/4 inch thick and 2 1/2 inch thick in Aluminum. With our cost effective methods and state of the art machinery, you can count on us for your large quantity or heavy gauged orders. Call us today for more information!

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G&G Metal Spinners, Inc. $$$

Scottsboro, AL  |  866-256-7746

We are dedicated to making sure that our customers are getting exactly what they need when it comes to our products! We are dedicated to putting quality as our number one standard. We guarantee satisfaction with all of our products! We make sure that we deliver on time and that our customers can trust us. For more information on how we can help you, give us a call today!

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Wenzel Metal Spinning, Inc. $$$

Elyria, OH  |  440-323-8068

Elyria Metal Spinning and Fab. Co, Inc. combines experience with up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment to produce the best in aluminum, steel, brass, copper and stainless steel spun components up to 48" in diameter. The job shop offers hand, automatic and CNC spinning as well as several preparatory and secondary operations, allowing us to meet and exceed customer expectations every time. Visit our website or call us today!

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Elyria Metal Spinning and Fab. Co, Inc. $$$
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The finished product of a spin forming process is smooth, without any chipping, wrinkling or warbling, and it can be tubular, spherical, bell-shaped or cylindrical. The process lasts less than ten minutes per piece, is cost-effective and offers a high degree of precision and accuracy. Spin forming machines can be manually operated or controlled by computer numerical control systems, which make the process fully automated.

Many kinds of metal can be shaped by spin forming, including aluminum, titanium, stainless steel and copper, which are formed into blanks by stamping, deep drawing or press forming. The blanks become products like lighting fixtures, cookware, bowls, decorative and ornamental products, nozzles, tank heads, funnels, pressure vessels and cartridges for the aerospace, food and beverage, marine, lighting, pharmaceutical, defense contracting and cookware industries. Many products have decorative detail, varying thicknesses and complex shape designs.

While standard spin forming is most often used, there are a couple of other variations that meet specific design specifications. The tube forming method manufactures metal tubes that are open on one or both ends and have uniform or varying wall thickness. When standard spinning does not meet complex design requirements, flow forming is used.


It is a more advanced spinning process that allows variation in wall thickness of its products and produces a finished shape by working from the thickness of the starting blank, which creates a thinner part than the original starting perform. Finally, during hydroforming, instead of a mandrel, the metal flows around a punch by using a high pressure hydraulic system.

All of these methods produce parts that don't generate any wasted or scrap material and are manufactured in small to medium runs with short lead times. Since spin forming is a cold working process, the tensile strength and ductility of the metal is retained or increased after forming, meaning spun metal products fare well in a number of applications and environments.

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