Metal Spinning Manufacturing and Design Considerations Review


Metal Spinning, also called spun metal manufacturing is a manufacturing process that forms sheet metal into a cylindrical or circular shape. The Blank sheet metal is rotated about an axis while a form tool is pressed against the part into a chuck shape tool to form a desired shape. 

Metal Spinning typically require low cost tooling when compared with similar processes, such as, drawing and punching manufacturing. Spinning tools are simple and easy to setup. Small production numbers are practical with metal spinning manufacturing. Labor costs tends to be higher, however these cost are easy to justify with low volume manufacturing vs the high tooling costs of other processes.

Materials which may be used in Spinning Manufacturing:

. Aluminum 

. Brass

. Copper

. Steel – Cold Rolled

. Steel – Hot Rolled

. Inconel

. Stainless Steel