forging exotic alloys

Take a Walk on the Wild Side… With Exotic Alloys

Some days, we like to get a little wild in the forge shop; at least we do with our exotic alloys. But what exactly are exotic alloys? Today we’ll discuss 3 popular exotic alloys that we forge at Anderson Shumaker. What Are Exotic Alloys? Exotic alloys (also called super alloys) contain a very high alloy…

forged steel block

Blocks for Days…

Did you know that Anderson Shumaker is a leading manufacturer of forged steel blocks? We forge blocks for all types of industries, including oil & gas, food processing, aerospace, defense, and many more. We make our forged steel blocks through our open die forging process. Our blocks exhibit ductility, ease of machining, and high strength.…

new heat-treat furnace

It’s Getting Hot in Here!

In November 2019, we welcomed the newest addition to the Anderson Shumaker equipment family: a brand-new heat-treat furnace! Additionally, our new furnace was designed, engineered, and built in-house. This is quite an accomplishment. Consequently, we’re really proud of this latest equipment addition. Here are a few fun facts about our new heat-treat furnace: Clam Shell…

forging titanium

Meet Our Metals: Titanium

Forging titanium is an important part of Anderson Shumaker’s operations. Our skilled team knows their metals inside and out. But, not everyone is familiar with the many materials we forge. Each metal has its own unique properties and attributes. Therefore, not all metals are appropriate for all products. A few weeks back we discussed aluminum.…

Customer Satisfaction Survey

And the Survey Says…!

Customer satisfaction surveys are a big part of how we do business at Anderson Shumaker. We know our customers have options when it comes to forged products suppliers. Therefore, we regularly gather feedback about our services and products. This feedback gives us insight into what our customers need. Most importantly, it drives future decisions. At…

forging aluminum grades

Meet Our Metals: Aluminum

Forging aluminum grades is an important part of Anderson Shumaker’s production. Our skilled team knows their metals inside and out. But, not everyone is familiar with the many materials we forge. Each metal has its own unique properties and attributes. Therefore, not all metals are appropriate for all products. A few weeks back we discussed…

Record Breaking Team Sales

Fall Into Record Breaking Sales

Our team achieved record breaking sales in July 2019. We’re only 1 week into autumn, but we’re already beating those numbers. Each month keeps getting better! What’s our secret? First, Anderson Shumaker has a stellar sales team. From our top sales management to our customer service experts, each sales team member is industry knowledgeable and…

Anderson Shumaker AS9100D Aerospace

Rocket (Forging) Man: We’re AS9100D Certified!

Anderson Shumaker is now AS9100D (aerospace) certified. This certification is based on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)‘s aerospace industry standards. This is an important achievement for an open die forging company if the company seeks to become an aerospace industry supplier. For example, all major aerospace regulators endorse and require the AS9100D certification: DoD…

Anderson Shumaker's Summer Blast

Summer Lovin’, Had Us a Blast (Furnace)

Anderson Shumaker really had a blast this summer. While Chicago’s weather was thankfully mild, we kept things hot on the shop-floor. From hosting tasty company barbeques, celebrating our 1-year new management anniversary, and earning coveted company certifications, we really had a fantastic summer! This June we proudly celebrated our 1-year anniversary under new management. Over…

in-house testing forgings

This Will Be on the Test…

Did you know that Anderson Shumaker offers in-house testing on our forgings? While our forgings and ring rolling represent the best in high quality products, they wouldn’t be the best if it wasn’t for our in-house testing services. Usually, testing is the final step in manufacturing. Consequently, it’s a critical for cost-savings. Most importantly, by…

forging alloy steel

Meet Our Metals: Alloy Steel

Forging alloy steel is an important part of Anderson Shumaker’s production. Our skilled team knows their metals inside and out. But, not everyone is familiar with the many materials we forge. Each metal has its own unique properties and attributes. Therefore, not all metals are appropriate for all products. Last week we discussed tool steel. Today we’ll…

metals stainless steel

Meet Our Metals: Stainless Steel

Today we’ll take an in-depth look at one of our favorites and most popular metals: stainless steel. At Anderson Shumaker, we know our metals. From alloys to carbon and tool steels, we forge them all. However, most people aren’t familiar with the different metals we use. Each material has its own properties, attributes, and special…

casting forging university

Forging University: Forging vs. Casting

Forging University: Lesson #2 – Open Die Forging vs. Casting Welcome back to Forging University! The second topic in our 5-part discussion compares forging and casting. Before reading, take a quick look back to Lesson #1 and review forging basics. Additionally, you can check out the Anderson Shumaker forging page. What is Casting? Casting is the process…

happy new year forging

2018: A Year in Review

Happy New Year from your forging friends at Anderson Shumaker! 2018 has been quite a year for us, and it really shows. In January, we completed a 26,000 square foot, $15 million expansion. This included a lot of strategic upgrades. For example, we added: 2 charging furnaces, 1 heat treating furnace, a 2500-ton hydraulic forging…

Heat Treatment Department

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

But it’s not cold in our heat treatment department! Heat treating is a significant part of the forging process. Anderson Shumaker keeps heat treatment in-house, which saves our clients time and money. Our electronically controlled furnaces ensure both temperature and accuracy, giving us control on both variables and documentation. Heat treating uses heating or chilling to achieve desired…

aerospace parts provider

Up, Up, and Away… to the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018 Tokyo)

Anderson Shumaker is a trusted aerospace parts provider to both the military and commercial markets. Therefore, we’re excited to attend the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018) this year in Tokyo, Japan. Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018) This trade-only show hosts 520+ companies in a variety of aerospace fields. For example, highlights include the trends, innovations,…