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Flow Forming Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Princeton, MN 800-388-5355

    We have been in business since 1947. Glenn Metalcraft features CNC metal spinning, robotic welding, CNC machining, and assembly for the agricultural, industrial, and commercial equipment markets. Our stable expertise, wide range of services and high-tech equipment fuels our continued innovation. We were one of the first U.S. companies to invest in CNC metal spin forming technology, and we continue to lead the industry in high-quality, close tolerance, heavy gauge metal spinnings.

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  • Indianapolis, IN 800-432-8872

    Here at G&G Metal Spinners, Inc. we work to make sure that you are receiving the top notch high quality parts that you need for your next project. We offer alloys up to 1 1/4 inch thick and 2 1/2 inch thick in Aluminum. With our cost effective methods and state of the art machinery, you can count on us for your large quantity or heavy gauged orders. Call us today for more information!

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  • Elyria, OH 440-323-8068

    Elyria Metal Spinning and Fab. Co, Inc. combines experience with up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment to produce the best in aluminum, steel, brass, copper and stainless steel spun components up to 48" in diameter. The job shop offers hand, automatic and CNC spinning as well as several preparatory and secondary operations, allowing us to meet and exceed customer expectations every time. Visit our website or call us today!

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Flow Forming

Flow forming is one of several metal forming techniques that is a more advanced form of spin forming. It allows variation in wall thickness of its products, which are hollow and tubular or rotationally symmetric products. Flow forming helps manufacturers meet complex design specifications and allows for a wider range of dimensional flexibility.

Many metals, including stainless steel, titanium, copper, aluminum, nickel and brass are subjected to flow forming, which produces products for the aerospace, automotive, nuclear, chemical and petrochemical industries. Flow forming offers many benefits, including the reduced need for welding, shorter length of stock shapes and tighter design tolerances. Though this process is energy saving, the workpiece is subjected to a great amount of friction and deformation. Flow forming is a cold working process, meaning the metals being formed are shaped at or around room temperature, which ensures that they retain their tensile strength and ductility. While flow forming is able to produce any shape that standard metal spinning can, it specializes in producing automotive wheels for several different kinds of vehicles.

There is a key difference between flow forming and standard metal spinning. Conventional metal spinning uses a thin blank and produces a finished part from the diameter of that blank, while flow forming produces the finished shape by working from the thickness of the starting blank, which creates a part thinner than the original starting blank. The blank, or preformed metal part, is a flat metal disc, which can be stamped with a hole or left whole, that is clamped down. It is spun on a lathe while rollers apply pressure, forcing it to take the mandrel’s shape. The rollers extrude the cross sectional area of the blank’s wall thickness. The thickness of the finished part is determined by a gap that is maintained between the mandrel and the rollers. The flow forming process is used in conjunction with swaging, flattening, bending and machining. It produces a smooth, complex part without any chipping or unwanted deformation.



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Flow Forming - Acme Metal Spinning Inc.
Flow Forming - Acme Metal Spinning Inc.