Factors to Consider in Metal Spinning
Before we end up with the final metal products, they have undergone several processes of refining and taking form. The process of metal spinning is a process through which a discs or tubes of metal are rotated at high speeds and we end up having a different symmetrical makes. This process can be done by hand or through the use of a device specially made for the purpose.
In spinning of conventional wood there might be removal of some materials but with metal spinning there will be no extraction of any material. This process will just form sheet of metal over an existing shape. The process is applied in artistic work by professionals skilled in producing art work of this kind. The spinning process is not rocket science in case you thought it was hard, it starts by mounting the formed shape on the driving part of a lathe. The metal sheet will then be clamped against the block through pressure clamps. The metal discs together with the block are then rotated together at very high speeds.
As the two are spinning , different levers with varying amount of pressure are brought in where they force the metal disc to flow over the block gradually to a point that its completely covered. In an event where the piece of metal to be made is a multi-piece, a multi piece block will be used. Ice can also be used in making the blocks for spinning because after the work is done it, melts away. The spinning process can also include the high temperatures from a hot torch, this process is known as hot spinning. Hot spinning is faster in comparison to the normal way of spinning with no application of heat, hot metal is easy to fold. Artisans will usually heat and rapidly cool the metal as that way you can achieve results that you are after.
Metal spinning has its advantages in comparison to other metal forming techniques. This can be seen in the ease of making alterations and usually at very low costs. Metal pressing also referred to as stamping is placing metal sheets in a machine so they can be made into a net shape. Metal pressing does not involve one activity , there are options that can be used to turn that metal into the desired shape. Bending is among the most common metal pressing procedures, here the metal is bent and usually along a line. Ironing is another metal pressing technique, the metal here is forced against a surface and the desired result will be reducing the thickness of the metal.