Metal spinning is known for its unique advantages and ability to serve multiple industries. This is due to the consistent, seamless parts resulting from the process, as well as its versatility. Any number of materials, both common and exotic, can be used.
Thanks to numerous beneficial characteristics, copper alloys are often chosen for metal spun applications. The unique qualities of bronze lend the material well to spinning and result in products that are strong, resistant to various factors, and aesthetically-pleasing.
Bronze is a copper alloy resulting in the addition of tin to copper. Alone, copper has many positive attributes, but for industrial applications, alloying it makes it even better, adding additional strength and rigidity.
Bronze is yellowish-brown in color, and contains up to one-third tin. There are multiple bronze alloys, the difference being the exact amount of tin each one consists of, as well as varying trace amounts of other elements. Some of the many alloys include commercial bronze and architectural bronze, each suited for their respective industries/applications.
Bronze possesses many of the advantages of pure copper, but as an alloy, is stronger and tougher. Bronze is a good conductor of heat and electricity, is corrosion-resistant, and is about 10% heavier than steel. It has good machinability and weldability, and withstands high temperatures and high friction.
Metal Spinning and Bronze
Like copper, the many benefits of bronze make it well suited for metal spinning. However, for parts for which strength is very important, bronze might be a better alternative to copper.Metal spinning of bronze results in products that are strong, durable, seamless, corrosion-resistant, and attractive.
Helander has the knowledge and experience to spin copper parts and products of varying sizes and quantities for numerous industries and applications.