The metal spinning process consists of a tube or a disc of metal that is rotated at high-speed and machined into an axially symmetrical product using either a vertical or horizontal lathe. The advantage of spinning over other forming processes is its capacity to create seamless products from a single piece of material, with relatively […]
Too often in the metal fabrication industry, the phrase “we’re not set up for that” really means “we don’t want to do that.” When customers are met with either the unwillingness to manufacture their parts to print or the inexperience to know how to do so properly, the end project suffers greatly. Granted, it’s important […]
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Metal spinning is a well-known fabrication process that produces axially symmetric parts. This process is simple and yields high-quality results, and as such, it has become a primary production method for several manufacturers.
Modern industrial applications are far more demanding, and as such, companies must rely on different metal forming processes. There are several processes to choose from—including forging, extrusion, deep drawing, and others—but few can match the efficiency of metal spinning.
When deciding on metal fabricating processes for component manufacturing, there are many factors to consider—turnaround time is one such factor that is of particular importance. Delayed project deadlines often result in costly consequences for many companies.
Depending on the specific form and structure of a component, there can be more than one metal fabricating process that can be used to meet the same end. Although different processes can achieve similar results, there may be greater benefits of one over another.
In the metalworking industry, research and development (R&D) is vital for a successful manufacturing project. After the initial product design, prototyping is the ideal next step in process; though producing a one-off part or component may seem like a simple task, this step is not without its issues. Prototyping can often consume time, leading […]
At Helander, we have provided clients with custom forming and fabrication services for the last 80 years. Our extensive experience has enabled us to specialize in several areas, but one of our core competencies is metal spinning. Metal spinning is an ideal process for manufacturing high-quality round parts of different sizes and shapes—such as hemispheres […]
At the heart of Helander’s hydroforming services is our cutting edge 20″ hydroforming press. Sheet hydroforming is an ideal process for manufacturing parts with complex or asymmetrical geometries that would require multiple punch cycles in a matched die stamping process. By replacing one of the rigid dies with highly pressurized hydraulic fluid contained in a […]