Complete Guide to Metal Spinning

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Also known as spin forming, metal spinning is a process manufacturers use to craft axially symmetric metal parts without cutting the material. This process is efficient and highly versatile. At Helander, we have spent over 80 [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning

All About Our Custom Tank Heads

Posted by Helander Team on Wed, Jan 08, 2020

At Helander, our metal spinning and sheet hydroforming processes produce a range of durable and high-quality metal parts. Tank heads especially are a perfect fit for our metal forming processes. We produce our tank heads in a [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, hydroforming, Custom Metal Spinning, custom tank heads, sheet hydroforming, metal spinning components

Advantages of Hydroforming for Aerospace Applications

Posted by Helander Team on Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Hydroforming is frequently and advantageously applied within the aerospace industry. The typically high complexity of aerospace components necessitates a fabrication technique that can effectively produce the desired shapes and  [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, hydroforming, Custom Metal Spinning, sheet hydroforming, metal spinning components

Helander Receives Aerospace Industry Certifications

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Thu, May 19, 2016

Helander Company has been a staple of the industry for generations, producing prototypes and full production runs for industries ranging from high-end furniture, to medicine and aerospace.

Even with our decades of experience, [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, aluminum, NADCAP, Honeywell

Metal-Spun Furniture: Maximizing Strength and Beauty with Steel

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Solutions for Custom Furniture Design

The modern use of metals to construct furniture dates back to cast iron tables created in the early 19th century; contemporary designers seeking custom parts still frequently rely on metal [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, stainless steel, aluminum, copper

Metal Spinning: Creating Superior Food Processing Equipment

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Durability in the Most Important Settings

In the world of food processing, manufacturing the highest quality equipment is of paramount importance.  Not only does food need to be kept safe, but the equipment itself must be able to [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, stainless steel, aluminum, copper

ASME- Compliant Quality

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Helander Company is proud to have received an ASME “U” Stamp for our boiler and pressure vessel products. We have always been committed to quality and reliability, but what does this ASME compliance mean for you and your [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, stainless steel, aluminum, copper

Metal Spinning Benefits and Applications

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The metal spinning process consists of a tube or a disc of metal that is rotated at high-speed and machined into an axially symmetrical product using either a vertical or horizontal lathe. The advantage of spinning over other [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, stainless steel, aluminum, copper

Difficulties in Metal Spinning Special Alloys

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Too often in the metal fabrication industry, the phrase “we're not set up for that” really means “we don't want to do that.” When customers are met with either the unwillingness to manufacture their parts to print or the [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, Hastelloy, Special Alloy, Inconel

Need More Effective Lighting? Consider Metal Spun Light Reflectors

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Thu, Jul 09, 2015

 

Light reflectors are used by architectural and commercial lighting professionals to augment artificial light. Since people obtain the majority of their information through their sense of sight, light reflectors are always in [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, Light Reflectors, Lighting

Shapes Achieved through Metal Spinning

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Tue, May 12, 2015

 

Metal spinning is a well-known fabrication process that produces axially symmetric parts. This process is simple and yields high-quality results, and as such, it has become a primary production method for several manufacturers.

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Metal Spinning, aerospace industry, metal spinning components

Metal Spinning Produces Tight Tolerance Components

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Depending on the specific form and structure of a component, there can be more than one metal fabricating process that can be used to meet the same end. Although different processes can achieve similar results, there may be [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Metal Spinning, cost effective metal spinning, metal spinning components

Metal Spun Spheres are Versatile and Cost-Effective

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Dec 08, 2014

At Helander, we have provided clients with custom forming and fabrication services for the last 80 years. Our extensive experience has enabled us to specialize in several areas, but one of our core competencies is metal spinning.

Tags: metal forming, Metal Spinning, metal hemispheres

Meet our Machines | CNC Spinning up to 80" Diameter

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

At Helander, our powerful 80" diameter spinning lathe provides a bridge between modern technology and one of the oldest metalworking crafts. By combining advanced CNC controls with high speed production and low tooling costs, it [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, aerospace. aluminum, spinning machines

Hand Spinning vs. CNC Spinning: Two Sides of the Coin

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Fri, Mar 14, 2014

Metal Spinning (or spin forming) is a process where a tube or a disc of metal is rotated at high speed and transformed into an axially symmetrical object. Metal spinning is usually performed on a vertical or horizontal lathe [...]

Tags: metal fabricating, Metal Spinning, Custom Metal Spinning, manufacturing, Hand Spinning, CNC Spinning

Metal Spinning = Cost Effective Metal Forming

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Metal Spinning has a long history that spans back to ancient Egypt and has progressed through the years to today’s more advanced methods of forming metal via spinning it.  Today, the modern metal spinning process takes place on [...]

Tags: metal forming, Metal Spinning, cost savings, ebooks

The Case for Metal Spinning and Metal Hydroforming

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Thu, Oct 10, 2013

Metal Spinning is a process by which a disc or tube of ductile metal is rotated on a spindle and formed into an axially symmetric part. Through the use of heavy forces and high speeds, the metal will deform and “flow” to form [...]

Tags: metal fabricating, metal forming, Metal Spinning, hydroforming, Custom Metal Spinning, Metal Stamping

The Advantages of Metal Spinning

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

 

 
  5.60” diameter X 12” to 32” long X 0.250” thickness X 6061-0 aluminum vessel.

Metal spinning is a unique process that can be used to form complex shapes from aluminum steel, stainless steel, high-strength and [...]

Tags: metal fabricating, metal forming, Metal Spinning, manufacturing, welding, stainless steel, aluminum

Success in Succession Planning

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Fri, Dec 28, 2012

We’ve talked about our pride and success as a family-owned small business manufacturer. One of the major concerns in any family-owned business is succession planning – planning for the future, when one generation of family is [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, hydroforming, succession planning

Helander Keeps It In the Family

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Nov 26, 2012

Doing business with Helander Spinning, you learn pretty quickly that we are among the millions of family-owned businesses (FOBs) that keep sectors from manufacturing to retail operating smoothly. Our status as a FOB is so [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, hydroforming

How Metal Stampers are saving big bucks with Helander

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Wed, Oct 24, 2012

At Helander, nothing makes us happier than doing great work that saves our customers money. Recently we’ve discovered a new production niche that has been bringing us tons of new and repeat customers. It seems that metal stamping [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, hydroforming, Metal Stamping

Steel Furniture Bases are the New Black!

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Sep 24, 2012

At Helander, every year we run into one item that becomes popular overnight. This year, that item has been metal furniture bases. Companies like Crate & Barrel and Room and Board have been requesting a large number of these [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Custom Fabrication, Steel Furniture Bases

Improving Continuous Improvement

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Jul 30, 2012

For some time now, the practice of Continuous Improvement (CI) has been a popular principle of production in our industry.  As the name implies, it’s a concept whereby manufacturers implement methods to make ongoing, incremental [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, continuous improvement

Metal Spinning and Your Health: More Connected Than You Think

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

It’s recommended that you drink at least eight glasses of water per day.  What you may not know, though, is how you drink it is as important as how much you drink.  If you’re drinking out of plastic bottles, you might want to [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, stainless steel

What Lean Really Means

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Jul 02, 2012

You may be hearing a lot lately about Lean Manufacturing. It’s a buzz phrase that many companies love to advertise; “Lean-friendly” and “Lean-optimized” are also popular variations. Lean manufacturing can be summarized as more [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, lean manufacturing

Metal Spinning and Music: A Harmonious Combination

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

When you’re enjoying your music, the sounds of a machine shop are likely the furthest thing from your mind (unless it’s mid-career Lou Reed). Whatever your taste: jazz, classic rock, alternative – the melodies that you hear are [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, music, instruments

Why Hydroforming? We’ve Got Your Answers.

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Mon, Apr 23, 2012

Lots of different types of machining methods are familiar to manufacturers. Even if you don’t deal with all of them or maintain a factory full of every machine that’s out there, you can probably rattle off quite a few different [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, hydroforming, manufacturing

As Manufacturing Expands, So Does Helander

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Wed, Apr 11, 2012

With so much talk of U.S. manufacturing in the news lately, it’s difficult to understand how some pundits can continue to roll their eyes at the return of factories an industry to a key role, if not a backbone position, in our [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, manufacturing, boeing

Helander Spinning Going Green(er) in 2012

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Wed, Jan 18, 2012

Being able to bring our industry-leading metal spinning together with today’s green energy boom is on the top of Helander’s 2012 to-do-list, but we also know that we can make a difference right here in Lombard, Illinois.

Most [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Going Green, Recycling

Why Choose Metal Spinning?

Posted by Samuel Ibrahim, Jr. on Wed, Dec 21, 2011

So, you need a metal cylinder. Maybe it’s an enclosure, maybe it’s for piping or tubing, maybe it’ll even end up in someone’s kitchen as a fire extinguisher. First things first, though, you need to figure out how you’re going to [...]

Tags: Metal Spinning, Metal Cylinder