Raising by spinning

Iacopo M. Russo, Christopher J. Cleaver, Evros Loukaides, Julian Allwood

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Industrial metal spinning depends on costly trial-and-error when introducing new products. However, a recently developed flexible spinning setup allows a new form of process operation similar to raising by hammering: two rollers on either side of the rotating workpiece apply a couple to deform it locally whilst moving towards its edge. This paper presents this configuration for the first time and develops and verifies an upper bound yield-line model to design stable tool-paths that avoid wrinkling. Raising by spinning is shown to be feasible and more stable than conventional spinning, paving the way for automatic production of deep axisymmetric shapes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Early online date20 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Forming
  • Sheet Metal
  • Spinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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