The metal-forming method known as spinning will be familiar to anyone who's used a pottery wheel, and it's one of my favorites to watch. (Stamping is over too quickly to be interesting.)
While I think this dude is crazy for not wearing safety glasses, I enjoyed watching him spin this flat disc into a light fixture:
For a closer view of what's happening to the metal, check out this video of a flat disc of aluminum being shaped into a can with a CNC lathe:
Then there's spinning on a much larger scale -- I liked watching this video of a guy making a baseplate for a fan because it kind of looks like he's working on a time machine:
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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