- 1 – Revolution CNC Metal Spinning 2-Axis Robot manufactured with quality UL & CE certified components
- 1 – Electrical cabinet with the latest brand-name electrical components and technology
- 3 – D2 thru-hardened steel rollers
- 1 – Revolution mounting table, free installation when the purchaser pays for freight
- 1 – Windows based all-in-one PC equipped with proprietary spin software
- Lifetime Support/Online Training
- Shroud/Safety Gate System
- Trimmer Attachment – Roller Replacement
- Oversized Rollers
- Beading Rollers
- Specialized Polymer Rollers
- Tooling w/ Preinstalled Program Paths
- Air Cooling System
- Disk-Lubricating System
- And more…
We use highly-respected brand name components every opportunity we get. Quality is essential to our products because it ensures less downtime, less aggravation, and more profits for our customers.
Our team is determined to uphold our mutually-beneficial business model.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
All our CNC metal spinning machines are milled, painted, built and tested at our facility, in Ontario, Canada. Sourced components such as motors, electrical, rails, and valves are domestically sourced as
often as we can. Between the incredible engineering and quality components, our goal is to supply a product that is as headache-free as possible.
Every machine we manufacture has an approximate roller force of 3500 pounds, which means the machine can safely spin 2.5mm (0.1”) in mild steel, 5mm (0.2”) in aluminum and 3mm (0.12”) in copper and brass depending on the alloy of the materials.
The control pendants for the CNC metal spinning machines are Windows-based PCs, paired with our proprietary software. We purchase our motion control boards from a company in California, USA – the boards allow us the flexibility and customization of our own software.
The Revolution comes with proprietary software that traces a mandrel using a roller. Once the mandrel has been traced by the system, an operator spins a part using the provided machine joystick and our TeachMotion (which is essentially a playback system). After a part has been recorded, the operator saves the program, edits the program if need be, and then it is as simple as loading a disk, pressing the start button and unloading, repetitively.
That program is then saved on your machine until you choose to delete it, so if you need to run that part a month, a year, 5 years from now, it will run the exact same program. The machine becomes so easy to operate that you can get a student to run multiple machines at once.
There are many factors which make this a hard question to answer. Are you applying a lubricant by hand? Does your material require annealing? What material are you spinning? Can the part be shear spun? Does the part require multiple rollers? Does the part require multiple tools? These are just some of the many factors which affect the cycle time of your workpiece.
It takes the Revolution approximately the same time as it would take a hand spinner to spin a workpiece – often quicker. The Revolution can travel up to 250 inches per minute, which is technically too fast for spinning. Cycle time depends on the profile of your workpiece and the physical properties of your material.
These machines have been engineered to be simple. Because our metal spinning CNC machines are hydraulic free, the machine is energy efficient and all the repairs and servicing costs associated with hydraulics are non-applicable. The only maintenance the system requires is bearing lubrication, tool wear and tear, and air regulation.
Things happen – if you damage something on the machine, it can be replaced. No more 6 to 10-week delays on specialty replacement components. Anything that we do not manufacture in-house can be
sourced and shipped within 3 days. Complete machines use pneumatics which require pressurized air.
Our CNC hand spinning lathe retrofit kits come in three different sizes. The machines’ mechanics, electrical and software are identical from model to model, the difference between the models are slide size and machine travel. Please see the chart below for more information on machine travel.
325mm x 200mm or 12.8” x 7.9”
400mm x 250mm or 15.75” x 9.85”
508mm x 355mm or 20” x 14”
Does your product require more machine travel? Please contact us.
120VAC 30A Single Phase, ground is mandatory. Please present us the specifics of your electrical system prior to ordering, so we can tailor the electrical panel around your electrical specs.
Are you a job shop currently spinning metal?
Hand metal spinning has become a dying art. While there are an estimated 10,000 hand spinning lathes located in North America alone, it has become nearly impossible to find and hire replacements for the older metal
spinners who are now retiring.
When DMS Design Company established itself in the metal spinning industry, the first product that we produced was the Revolution. The original Revolution was developed as a retrofit kit for existing hand spinning lathes, but innovation has done wonders for the project. The Revolution has since become a collection of metal spinning machines, rather than a single product. We have relabeled the original Revolution conversion kits as our “retrofit” series, and
it is still our most popular solution to date.
Why should I retrofit my old hand spinning lathe?
The most obvious answer is cost.
Currently there are two distinct types of machinery used for metal spinning; there are conventional spinning lathes which are commonly used as a rapid response solution for smaller quantity or specialized product runs. Secondly, there are computer numeric controlled (CNC) lathes, which are capable of outputting thousands of precisely spun parts.
Beyond the distinct differences in technology, both have unmistakably different price points. While a good quality used conventional spinning lathe can often be purchased for $15,000 or less, CNC spinning machines start at $250,000 and commonly reach multiples of that amount depending on the integration, specialization, and quality of the machine.
By retrofitting an existing conventional lathe, business owners can dramatically reduce their barrier to entry into CNC spinning, while retaining all the benefits of a CNC machine.
What do I need to do in order to convert my hand spinning lathe?
The retrofit was designed to be a hassle-free installation, many times it takes our customers less than a day to set up. Six to eight 3/8” NC tapped holes need to be put into your lathe’s bed for the retrofit’s table to mount to it. Once done, mount the retrofit’s table to the lathe’s bed, plug the Revolution into a 120V outlet capable of 30A+ (or hardwire into your existing electrical system) and start it up. If you ship your lathe(s) to our shop here in Ontario, Canada, we will drill and tap the mounting holes, and mount the conversion kit to the lathe for you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. That service is free of charge.
The CNC metal spinning retrofit can convert most hand spinning lathes. If you have any concerns about the retrofit not being able to adapt to a lathe you currently own, please send us an email with a photo of your lathe attached and we will let you know as soon as possible.
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