As an open die forging company, Anderson Shumaker produces steel in a variety of shapes including rolled rings, discs, flat and round bars as well as custom shapes.
Alloy steel is the most commonly used metal for forging. This is because forged alloy steel is known for being stronger, more wear resistant and tougher compared to carbon steel forgings. Alloy steel is considered to be iron-based alloys that has been alloyed or mixed with a variety of elements in the range of 1.00 – up to 50.0% to enhance the physical properties. The combination of alloys and elements forged together is what determines the phyical strengths and properties of the metal. Common alloys added are chromium, molybdenum, manganese, nickel, vanadium boron and silicon.To achieve these properties of increased stregnth, resistance and toughness, alloy steel forging is typically done by heat treatment, also known as hot forging. Anderson Shumaker maintains an extensive inventory of alloy steel.