Metal spinning, or spin forming, involves rotating a disk or tube of metal on a lathe at high speed. As the metal blank spins, the material is formed down with tools against a mandrel to achieve the desired shape. This forming technology enables shaping input material without generating waste during the process, saving valuable input costs.
Spincraft’s unparalleled experience with metal spinning provides the ability to form complex net and near-net product geometries from the most readily formable materials. Capabilities include Axis Symmetrical as well as Axis Oval-shaped forming. Offered in combination with vertically integrated processes such as heat treatment and machining, spinning provides a streamlined manufacturing process to deliver a quality product with shorter lead times compared to conventional forgings.
In the video below, you can see an example of Aluminum being spun in our facilities.
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