Intro to Metal Spinning

Posted by Briana Lipor on 2/5/20 9:00 AM


Metal spinning is a unique process that can be used to form complex shapes.



Metal spinning, also known as metal forming is a term used to describe the forming of metal into seamless axisymmetric shapes by a combination of rotational motion and force. In this process a tube or a disc of metal is rotated at a high speed, and is then transformed into the desired axially symmetrical object. This process of metal spinning uses conceptually similar techniques to clay pottery sculpting and can be performed using CNC, hydraulic power or by hand. 


Applications of spun metal

Spun metal is used to create round metal parts. This has many commercial applications such as creating decorative and architectural parts. 

Metal forming can be performed on any ductile metal. The diameter and depth of this spun metal can be of various sizes. 

The advantages include the ability to create objects seamlessly by using a single piece of material and low cost tooling in respect to other forming methods. 


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Commonly manufactured parts with metal spinning:

Lighting fixtures

Machinery parts


Cooking and baking tools


Aircraft parts

Automotive parts

Musical instruments





Advantages of metal spinning

-Low cost tooling

-Simple setup

-Shorter turnaround

-Seamless parts

-Strengthened grain structure

-Several operations in one set up

-Variety of shapes and sizes

-Tailor made


Metal spinning provides an economical solution for products that require structural integrity. With state of the art CNC metal spinning machines, our technically skilled and artistically talented team is capable of producing prototypes as well as manufacturing low and high volume production. Contact us at 866-276-6242 to begin your spinning project today! 


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