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A clock manufacturer needed multiple cold rolled steel and aluminum parts for a promotional clock assembly. With over 65 years in the metal spinning industry, Ace Metal Spinning quoted the parts and was awarded the project. The construction of clocks is complex, and our knowledgeable staff and spinning department was up to the task. We employed our spinning lathes, punch presses, trimming and beading machines, and kick/foot presses to fabricate and spin the multiple steel and aluminum components required to make one complete unit. Using customer-supplied print and 2D CAD drawings, our engineering team fully utilized their specialties of tooling design, reverse engineering, and product development/prototyping to help create 18 gauge steel and .050” aluminum clock parts with tolerances of ± .015”.

Sizing checks were done throughout to maintain the high quality and fit of the clock parts, which were 15” in diameter and 3.5” high when completed. We were able to complete this project for our client in three weeks, and now our advanced metal spinning systems spin, punch, trim, and brush finish 3000 of these components per year, which are delivered to locations around the world.

To learn more about this specialized project of spinning cold rolled steel for clock parts, or to find out how we can put our capabilities to work for you, see the chart below or contact Ace Metal Spinning directly.

Metal Spinning of Aluminum & Steel Project Highlights

Product Name

Clock Assembly

Product Description

These multiple cold rolled steel and aluminum parts are for use in a promotional clock assembly.

Capabilities Applied/Processes


  • Tooling Design
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Product Development/Prototyping

Metal Spinning
Brush Finish

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Spinning Lathe, Punch Press, Trimming & Beading Machine, Kick/Foot press

Overall Part Dimensions

Ø 15” x 3.5” Height

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.015”

Material Used

18 Gauge Steel
.050″ Aluminum

In process testing/inspection performed

Sizing Checks

Industry for Use

Promotional/Marketing Industry


3000 per Year

Delivery/Turnaround Time

3 Weeks

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

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