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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 $$$

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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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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