AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified and Airbus approved – the highest level of standards achievable in the metal spinning industry.
Since 1971, our aim has been to provide our customers with a dependable service at a competitive price and as a result we are one of the leading companies in the country. We combine traditional manual spinning techniques with computer-controlled CNC spinning to create bespoke pieces or batches in the thousands.
We are proud to be the only metal spinning company in the UK that is AS9100 certified. This means that we fulfil the highest quality standards available. Additionally, we are also ISO 9001:2015 certified and Airbus Approved. The Aerospace and Defense industries are our largest customers and these certifications are required to supply these industries.
Every part that is made is rigorously checked throughout its manufacture and our inspection department has computer aided measuring (CAM) machines to verify that all dimensions are within the stated tolerances and that all of your specifications are met.
A Just- In- Time production strategy is employed to maximise our efficiency and speed. This allows us to maintain a reliable turnaround time and a dependable delivery date. It also allows us to reduce our costs so that we can be even more competitive on pricing.
From designing the tooling ‘in- house’ using AutoCAD to dispatching the final product, we want to make sure that all of your requirements are catered for. A good level of communication makes sure that we can do this. We understand how important it is to have clarity and that is why we have such strong relationships with our customers.
With well over a century of combined experience, our skilled workforce has a deep understanding of the various procedures and types of metals that we use. We know how to turn your initial design into a feasible, high- grade product and this has allowed us to remain at the forefront of the metal spinning industry for so long.
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We helped this company to manufacture ice-free wine coolers that integrate into your table. We worked side by side to get a feasible design for both the aluminium chamber and the stainless steel bezel that sits on top.
Both designs have intricate features that needed a healthy amount of R&D to get perfected. After several iterations and back and forth communication, we found a solution that worked. The final wine coolers are high-end products, and as such it is imperative that the parts we make for them are of the same high quality.
“AD really took the time to R&D our designs to turn them into feasible products. We weren’t sure that certain aspects of our parts could be made using metal spinning but exploring this avenue allowed us to achieve a much lower cost than we had anticipated in comparison to previous methods we had used”
This company manufactures pendant lighting by using disused chucks from the metal spinning trade. In this example, an old ‘chuck’ (the tool around which the spinning is shaped) was repurposed, having previously been used to manufacture airplane nose-cones. Two spinnings were combined to complete this striking lighting fixture.
“I really wanted to have a high-quality product that would sit above your average high-street manufacturers. The finish they were able to achieve was perfect and I’m very happy with the way the collection has turned out. I would highly recommend the guys at AD.”
We were asked to manufacture a part that is used to extinguish fires in the wings of 747’s. It was critical to maintain a uniform wall thickness and through careful programming on the CNC lathe, we were able to achieve this.
The part goes through several stages of treatments including annealing, solution treating, precipitation, anodising and penetrant flaw detection. Once complete, we put the part through a rigorous inspection process using our CMM software. Having AS9100 certification allows us to manufacture these parts to Aerospace quality.
We are proud to be helping in the fight against Covid by supplying housing parts for a centrifugal test-rig. It was important to get a quick turnaround, so we worked overtime to make sure that these parts were available as quickly as possible. The tooling was designed on AutoCAD and machined by CNC to use on our PNC lathe, providing computer-controlled accuracy and speed.
We manufacture a range of angle-grinder guards, each of which has an accompanying clamp band that we also manufacture using a combination of power and manual press tools. The clamp band is then welded to the guard and powder coated black using our paint supplier. Each part is then carefully packaged for delivery to ensure the finish is maintained. .
AD really took the time to R&D our designs to turn them into feasible products. We weren’t sure that certain aspects of our parts could be made using metal spinning but exploring this avenue allowed us to achieve a much lower cost than we had anticipated in comparison to previous methods we had used.
I really wanted to have a high-quality product that would sit above your average high-street manufacturers. The finish they were able to achieve was perfect and I’m very happy with the way the collection has turned out. I would highly recommend the guys at AD.
I have worked with the team [at AD] for over a decade now across various different projects and they have always been welcoming and helpful. They certainly know what they’re doing - I’m sure we’ll continue for many more years to come…
Having never seen the process before, I was fascinated to come in to the factory to watch how they make the parts. It really is a beautiful thing to watch and to see the traditional artisan side of it next to the more modern approach.