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Pressure vessels, water tanks, gas containers and many other kinds of materials storage equipment require carefully designed tank heads and tank bodies to ensure safe storage of materials. Tank heads can be shaped in many ways by many processes. Stamping, die pressing, metal spinning and many other methods can be used to shape tank heads. Read More…

Tank Heads Tank heads are hemispherical, conic or other metal shapes that are specially made to be affixed to a tank, vessel or other containment object. Tank heads are essential to the effective and safe storage of materials within all kinds of containment systems.
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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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Metal spinning, because it is a cold working process, can produce tank heads with excellent qualities of strength and durability as well as corrosion and chemical resistance. A cold working process is a metal working process performed at or near room temperature. Hot working processes are performed at or near a metal's recrystallization temperature in order to make the metal easier to form. A consequence of hot working processes is the high risk of metal oxidation and a reduction in the metal's strength. Because tank heads often are subject to intense pressure, manufacturers are more likely to choose shaping processes that are more likely to increase strength and durability. Metal spinning is one of those processes.

Many metal spinning shops exclusively create tank heads that are used in grain storage, chemical storage and other materials storage industries. The tank heads are used in conjunction with large tanks that store a wide variety of agricultural and chemical substances in many climates. Common shapes of tank heads include flanged only, dished only, flanged and dished, hemispherical, conic and high crown.

Heads can be made from many different alloys including alloy steels, aluminum, aluminum bronze, copper, nickel alloys, titanium, and more. Several details must be considered in advance of and during the creation of tank heads. In addition to the quantity and type of head needed, other factors such as bevel requirements or special tolerances should be noted. Specific dimensional information and material specifications for the tank head are also important to keep in mind.

Especially in the context of pressure vessels, a number of regulatory authorities, most notably the ASME, set guidelines relating to the strength, composition and dimensions of tank heads. These guidelines prevent system failures, which in applications involving high levels of pressurization or hazardous chemicals can be catastrophic.

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