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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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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 $$$

Fairfield, OH  |  513-860-8040

Floturn's CNC metal spinning process can produce part-to-part consistency in shape & thickness. Diameters up to 60” can be processed & thicknesses up to ¼” are possible depending on alloy type. Materials we use include titanium, copper, aluminum, stainless steel & others. We are able to provide various spun metal shapes and our engineers can assist with design. Call us today for more information.

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Floturn, Inc. $$$

Toledo, OH  |  419-214-3245

Toledo Metal Spinning specializes in metal spinning and metal spinners to serve various industries. Serving the industry since 1929, 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!

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Toledo Metal Spinning Company $$$

Gardena, CA  |  310-323-6949

Since 1955, Hi-Craft capabilities have expanded from simple metal-spinning jobs to include deep drawing, hydroforming, stamping, CNC spinning, trimming and beading. New technology and intentional innovation allows Hi-Craft to create and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with their customers. Technical expertise and versatility has made Hi-Craft stand out in the metalworking industry.

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Hi-Craft Metal Products, Inc. $$$

Wichita, KS  |  316-943-1266

Globe Engineering manufactures what other job shops find difficult. For nearly 50 years, Globe has specialized in the fabrication of precision parts for the aircraft and aerospace industry. Using hydroforming, metal spinning, tube bending, machining, heat treating and welding, Globe produces high quality components in aluminum, stainless steel, inconel and titanium; always to exact specifications.

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Globe Engineering Company, 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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