Metal spinning and hydroforming are often thought of as specialized and narrowly focused metal forming processes. As a result, many engineers don’t understand the benefits these techniques offer.
What is Metal Spinning?
Metal spinning, or spin forming, is used for forming disks of metal using conceptually similar techniques to clay pottery sculpting. Typically used for short production runs, metal spinning can be done manually or with automation using CNC lathes.
Typically, metal spinning is used for producing parts like stainless steel bowls, satellite dishes, gas cylinders and brass instruments.