What is Metal Spinning?

Metal spinning is a form of symmetrical metalworking where a flat circle, or circular, piece of metal is fitted into a hand lathe or CNC lathe. Held in place by a pressure pad, the metal disk is spun at an appropriate speed. A localized force utilizing a variety of rollers or tools is applied either by hand or by machine to gradually form the metal over a 'chuck' or mandrel. In complex spinnings, multiple chucks may be used to accomplish a specific shape.
Chucks are made from hardened metals or wood (see Special Considerations).

Spindustries works with a wide variety of materials including aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, and mild steel. While some materials can be spun cold, others require annealing to be shaped effectively.

The Process
Key Advantages to Metal Spinning
  • Lower tooling costs than other forms of metal shaping
  • Equally perfect for prototypes or high quantity production
  • Multiple forming steps may be accomplished at the same time
  • Single piece (seamless) parts may be stronger or withstand higher pressure
The Spindustries Advantage
  • Extensive value-added services including welding, polishing, powder coating,
    brushed or textured finishes, part washing or degreasing.
  • Over 40 lathes including manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic CNC capable of
    completing a variety of tasks at a time
  • Proven track record of on time delivery, rush services, and unparalleled customer service
  • Able to coordinate and consult to improve efficiencies or reduce costs
  • On-site press department with presses up to 150 ton capacity
  • Over 60 years of metal spinning experience
  • Annealing furnace on-site
Applications of Metal Spinning or Spin Forming
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Air Filtration
  • Air Handling
  • Chemical Processing
  • Energy
  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Food Service
  • Furniture
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Lighting
  • Medical
  • Pollution Control
  • Retail Fixtures
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Farm Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Petroleum Processing
  • Railroad
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Refrigeration
  • Safety Products
  • Scientific Equipment
  • Welding
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