Aerospace &
Defense
Our long history of meeting the strictest specifications and standards with quick turnaround makes us a trusted partner in the aerospace and defense industry.
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Commercial Food Equipment & Cookware
Helander manufactures custom kitchen equipment and components for commercial food-grade applications using stainless steel and other safe metals.
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Architectural
Design
Helander applies superior hydroforming, metal spinning, and welding processes to fabricate light reflectors for commercial lighting and other architectural designs.
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Energy
Helander manufactures alternative and green energy components to improve performance within evolving solar energy, steam energy, wind energy, and fuel cell applications.
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Industrial
We provide custom products and services for customers in the industrial field, including HVAC, filtration & separation, satellite & telecommunications, and more.
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Medical
Helander fabricates medical imaging housings and components of unparalleled quality for laboratory equipment with precise specifications.
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Oil & Agriculture
Using our superior fabrication processes, Helander is pleased to manufacture components for oil drilling and agriculture applications.
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Vehicle Components
We proudly serve the automotive and specialty car market with hot rod components, wheel rims, and steel housings for street and sanitation vehicles.
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At Helander, we offer a wide selection of metal forming and fabrication services that are tailored to the specific needs of your projects. Two of our most notable and versatile services are metal spinning and sheet hydroforming.

Metal spinning, also called metal turning and spin forming, can be used to manufacture axially symmetric parts from discs or tubes rotated on a spindle. This technique dates back to ancient times, as early Egyptians spun metal into bowls and other objects using hand-operated equipment. The technology was later developed to include lathe-type machines that utilized foot pedals to control the speed of the spindle, and was further developed with the addition of electric motors.

Metal spinning is known for its ability to form almost any ductile metal, including various high-performance alloys. Metal spinning has simple tooling requirements and uses less material, which helps keep down costs.

Sheet hydroforming can be used to manufacture complex or asymmetrical parts by utilizing highly pressurized hydraulic fluid. This fluid, which acts as a replacement for a rigid die in traditional stamping methods, sends sheet metal into a die cavity with only one side; this allows the formation of complex, irregular shapes with concavities, which is more difficult to achieve with other stamping methods.

The pressure applied during sheet hydroforming is evenly distributed, reducing the amount of stress on materials such as steel, brass, and others; less strain on the material results in stronger, lighter parts that help reduce manufacturing costs. The uniform pressure provided by sheet hydroforming also increases the drawability of the material.

Metal spinning and sheet hydroforming are highly versatile and can be used for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. In many instances, these methods have supported the advancement of many industries. For example: the automotive industry uses spun and hydroformed components, resulting in lighter cars with increased fuel efficiency, lower CO2 emissions, and higher safety standards; in the medical industry, metal spinning and hydroforming are used for creating complex equipment in low volumes – ideal for just-in-time delivery – that can be easily redesigned to accommodate new technology.

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