Metal Forming is part of the Metal Spinning Process. Artec Engineering’s Metal Formers use a modern approach called flow forming, or shear forming. With Shear forming, variation in wall thickness can be achieved and helps manufacturers achieve complex shapes typically required by the aerospace, automotive, nuclear, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The key difference between standard metal spinning and flow forming is that conventional metal spinning starts with a ‘spinners blank’ and produces a part roughly the same diameter as the blank. With flow forming, the thickness of the material is worked upon resulting in a component where the material is thinner than the original blank and can adopt a more complex shape.
Other methods of Metal Forming round metal parts include the likes of forging – where metal is shaped using localised compression, casting – pouring liquid metal into a mould, hydroforming – which uses a specialised die under pressure from hydraulic fluid, and stamping – which effectively punches a shape out of a sheet of metal.
Rest assured that Artec Engineering’s Metal Spinning process involves an array of techniques chosen specifically for your project.