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Metal Spinning An Overview

by:Zhiyuan     2020-07-05
Metal spinning is a widely used process of transforming metals into different shapes. It has many benefits but also has its share of disadvantages. Metals have played a very important role in the development of human civilization. The discovery of metals was one of the biggest and most important discoveries ever made by man. Civilizations around the world found out ways of using metals for their own benefit. These metals still play a major role in our day-to-day lives. Man has invented new technologies for making a better use of metals. Today, we have processes that are used for transforming metals into different shapes. Metal spinning is one such process that is used for creating different shapes out of a sheet or tube of metal. This is usually a cold forming process which makes it very easy to change a metal sheet or tube into something cylindrical, conic, hemispheric, and other circular shapes. Metal spinning is very important for industries as it can drastically reduce the cost of creating certain materials. There are many household articles such as cookware, brass instruments, bells, vase, gas cylinders, etc that need this process for their creation. A number of tools are used in the process of spinning. One such tool that is very commonly used for spinning is the spoon. Different types of tools are used for spinning depending upon the objective of spinning. Some tools spin on their bearing while they are used. These are more popular because less friction and heat is produced during their use when compared to other kinds of tools. These tools are more durable and give a better surface finish to the end product. Rotating tools with thin ceramic coating are also used for metal spinning. Such tools are often used in CNC spinning processes. Another type of tool that is often used for spinning of metals is a roller. Different types of rollers are used for different purposes with the main variation being the thickness and the diameter of these rollers. Wide rollers are used for creating a surface that is smoother and thin rollers are used for making cylindrical objects that have smaller radius. Manufacturing of metal components of different types requires spinning of metals and the process is widely used today in different types of industries. Like any other process, this process too has its advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage of this is that it is very cost effective and quick when compared to other types of processes. The tools used in this process are comparatively cheaper too, which is an important reason for its popularity. The major disadvantage of this process is that if cracks or dent appear on the products made using this process, there is no way of repairing them. Such objects are scrapped and this is the worst problem that you can face if you use products manufactured by using this process. All in all, spinning of metals is a very useful and cost effective process which has more advantages than disadvantages.
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