Frequently Asked Questions

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Excell Metal Spinning has listed below a number of frequently asked questions for your information and to help you understand the different processes and the way the company operates. If you have a question that is not listed please feel free to use the form below to submit a question and a member of our team will reply as soon as possible.

What material can be used in the spinning process?

Excell Metal Spinning commonly produces components from; Aluminium, Mild Steel, Galvanised Steel, Copper, Brass, 316 Stainless Steel and 304 Stainless Steel.
Other uncommon material include; Titanium, Inconel, Monel, Hastelloy.
There are various other forms of material such as alloys, marine grade or aerospace grade that can also be spun.

Why do I require tooling?

Tooling, also known as a “former” is what is used on the metal spinning lathe. The material is spun over the top of the tooling and is what gives the end component the required shape.

What depth can metal be spun to?

This depends on the material as different materials react differently when spun.

What thicknesses of material can be metal spun?

Currently Excell Metal Spinning has a hydraulic metal spinning lathe that is capable of spinning mild steel from 6mm thick mild steel or 4mm thick stainless steel.
Our CNC Metal Spinning machines are capable of spinning 5mm thick Aluminium.
Ultimately it will depend on the size, shape and depth of the spinning.

Excell Metal Spinning will work alongside you to assist you in any design alternatives that will make sure your components are spun in the most efficient process from the correct material and thickness.

What are the lead times for my order?

This can be a difficult question as components vary.

For new components that require tooling to be produced the lead time is between 5 and 6 weeks.

For components that do not require tooling to be produced the lead time is 3 to 4 weeks.

Please note that when enquiring we will assess the component lead time individual and provide a more accurate delivery date via our order acknowledgements.

New Customer Order Process

If you are a new customer for Excell Metal Spinning, once you have been provided a quotation and you are happy to proceed, send over an email with your purchase order attached.

Excell Metal Spinning will process your order with a Proforma Invoice that will need to be paid before work commences.

Once you have paid the Proforma Invoice, Excell Metal Spinning will send out an acknowledgement of the purchase order with the expected delivery date for the goods.

Please note the delivery date will reflect the date the Proforma invoice is paid and not the date the Purchase order was raised and sent to Excell.

What are the costs for deliveries?

This will be dependent on the shipments final location. Excell Metal Spinning has partnered with leading Courier and Freight transport companies that can ship your goods anywhere in the world.

Please make sure when enquiring that you include the final destination for the goods, so that Excell metal Spinning can provide an accurate carriage cost.

How Can I track my Order?

The best way to get in touch is through the contact details listed on the contact page, either by telephone or email.

If you call or email we will be able to locate your order on our internal tracking system.

From here we can communicate with the operators on the factory to get a progress report.

We will aim to have an answer back to you within the hour.

What is the largest diameter that can be spun?

Currently Excell Metal Spinning is equipped with Metal Spinning lathes that can spin up to 1900mm.

Additional Information

Excell Metal Spinning aims to provide clear communication channels throughout all of our operations. By providing a tailored manufacturing service to our customers the company culture ensures communication is at the heart of the philosophy. In order to maintain and monitor this Excell Metal Spinning has a continuous improvement policy.

Our as part of our continuous improvement policy it was identified that we could provide answers to our customers before they contact us. Our frequently asked questions page was developed to communicate some of the questions that get asked.

If you have a question that has not been answered here please feel free to contact us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.