Metal spinning, otherwise known as spin forming or metal turning, is a manufacturing process that turns cylindrical or flat metal pieces into finished hollow components with circular cross-sections. This cost-effective process works well with a variety of metallic bases and creates strong, durable parts suitable for a range of industries, including agriculture. 

Agriculture Industry 

The agriculture industry is an important part of the U.S. economy, and it relies on various machinery to perform everyday operations. The metal spinning process has been an integral part of the agriculture industry for several decades, with manufacturers using it to create numerous components for the harvesting and growing of plants and animals as well as many other applications.

Metal spun parts are suitable for nearly every step in the agricultural process from parts for the field to components for handling finished food products. Specific agricultural processes that rely on metal spun parts include:

  • Heating and air circulation of livestock production
  • Drying and storage
  • Planting and harvesting

Equipment and Materials Used in the Agriculture Industry

Due to the nature of agricultural operations, parts for these applications must be made from durable materials that can withstand long-term use. At Metal Craft Spinning & Stamping, our metal spinning capabilities are compatible with aluminum, stainless steel, cold rolled steel, copper, and brass to ensure high-quality metal spun parts for agriculture applications. Galvanized steel is also a popular choice for the agriculture industry due to its ability to withstand outdoor elements. 

These materials can be used to create parts for a wide range of agriculture equipment, including silo storage hoppers, fence post caps, commercial mower deck bases, hay cutter bases, and more.

Metal spinning is a better process to get one solid piece, as opposed to welding multiple pieces together, which may result in holes or thinned out material.

Agriculture Industry Applications 

Metal Craft Spinning & Stamping can use the metal spinning process to produce customized agricultural parts that can be used in the following applications: 

  • Planting and harvesting. Metal spinning can be used to produce various parts to aid in planting and harvesting operations. These parts include feeder funnels, spreader discs, stump jumpers, rollers, and plate covers.
  • Environmental and temperature control. We can create customized fan panels to aid in heating and air circulation for livestock production.
  • Storage and grain handling. Metal spinning is ideal for creating funnels and wheels for grain dryers, inlet cones, drive rollers, bin caps, and peak rings.

Other agricultural applications for metal spinning include heavy machinery components and parts for irrigation and crop preservation.

Metal Spinning Services from Metal Craft Spinning & Stamping

Metal spinning offers a cost-effective process for manufacturing various parts for the agriculture industry. At Metal Craft Spinning & Stamping, we have been providing high-quality metal spinning and stamping services since 1969. Whether you need parts for harvesting equipment or components for grain handling and storage, we have the experience to deliver superior metal spun parts that meet your needs.

Our expert engineering department can work with you from prototype through production to create custom agricultural parts. To learn more about how Metal Craft Spinning & Stamping can assist with your next agricultural project, contact us today or request a quote to get started.