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Spun Aluminum Disc Demo: It’s Amazing What Simple Tools Will Do To A Spinning Disc Of Aluminum


Spun Aluminum Disc Demo: It’s Amazing What Simple Tools Will Do To A Spinning Disc Of Aluminum

Spun Aluminum parts, like Moon Discs, are cool looking but have you ever wondered just how they are made? Well this isn’t a video on making an actual Moon Disc, but rather a spun aluminum part for a light, but the principle and methods are exactly the same. What’s cool about watching this is that it all happens with a lathe doing the spinning and a few simple tools doing the forming, trimming, and finishing. I love it. I’d really love to try this, but I imagine there is a lot of potential for ruining a disc or 20 while trying to learn this.

It’s interesting to watch because some of the forming looks like it takes very little pressure in order to change the shape of the disc, especially out at the edge. But some of the forming, like the middle of the disc, looks like it takes some serious effort once the piece gets to be more and more cone shaped. Again, I’d love to see this in person so I could ask the former some questions!

Video Description:

A short demonstration of metal spinning by one of our highly skilled manual metal spinners. Take a look at the final spun part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vJe6…


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