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HISTORY OF METAL SPINNING

Metal spinning is one of the oldest techniques for the chipless production of circular hollow metal components. History records evidences that metal spinning was known to Egyptians of hieroglyphic days. Results of the craft appear in the histories of most countries since that time. The process was introduced into our country about 1840 and was first used almost exclusively for the production of fine gold, silver and pewter hollowware and chalices.

By the end of the century it was being used for making chandelier parts. Only the soft nonferrous metals were employed in industrial applications as late as the first World War. Around 1920 a few daring men of the industry began to experiment with tougher materials, heavier gauges, and larger diameters. Due to its versatility, metal spinning is often employed today for production of small, medium, and large lot sizes.

History of Metal Spinning
Description
General
Advantages of Metal Spinning
Tooling
Spinning/Deep Drawing
Design Suggestions

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metal spinning: spun metal parts



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