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All About Metal Spinning Process

Metal spinning comes by different name from metal turning, spin forming or spinning; this is a process of metalworking to which the tube or disc of metal is rotated at high speeds in order to form it into axially symmetrical part. The spinning could be done by either CNC lathe or by hand. Metal spinning normally consists of the removal of material like in traditional metal or wood turning. As for the molding or forming of sheet material, it’s done over existing shape.

Metal spinning actually ranges from the specialty of the artisan to the most advantageous way of forming round metal parts mainly for commercial applications. Artisans use this process to be able to produce architectural detail, decorative household goods as well as urns or even specialty lighting.

Commercial applications for metal spinning process is quite a lot and this includes rocket nose cones, cookware, gas cylinders, brass instrument bells, public waste receptacles and so forth. Fact is, any ductile metal can be formed from stainless steel, aluminum to high strength and high temperature alloy. But you should know that for the diameter and depth of the formed parts, this will be limited only to the size of equipment.

For the spinning process, it is basically simple, in the drive section of lathe, a formed block is being mounted and pre-sized metal disk will be clamped against the block with the use of pressure pad that’s attached to the tailstock. At high speeds, the block and the workpiece are being rotated together. Localized force is applied to workpiece to make it flow to the block. Usually, the force is being applied through different levered tools. Simple workpieces are removed from block but there are more complex shapes that require several blocks.

As for extremely complicated shapes, it can be spun on ice forms which melts after spinning. Now mainly because of the reason that the workpiece’s final diameter is smaller than its initial diameter, it’s normal for the workpiece to be buckled circumferentially, thickened and elongated radially.

When it comes to more complicated procedures, it’s otherwise called as necking or reducing that allows the spun workpiece to use reentrant geometries. If the surface form and finish aren’t that critical, then the workpiece is being spun on air and no mandrel has to be used. If for example that the form or finish is critical, then it will require eccentrically mounted mandrel.

There are metal spinning tools that are allowed on the bearings throughout the forming process. What these tools do is reduce heating and friction of the tool, improve surface finish while prolonging its life. The rotating tools can be coated too with a thin film of ceramic as a way to prolong the tool’s life.

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