Meet Our Metals: Tool Steel

Metals are the beating heart of our industry. The skilled team at Anderson Shumaker knows their metals inside and out. But, not everyone is familiar with the many metals we forge. Each metal has its own unique properties and attributes. Not all metals are appropriate for all products. Last week we discussed the pros and cons…

Meet Our 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 characteristics. Today we’ll take an in-depth look at one of our favorites and most popular metals: stainless…

Forging University: Forging vs. Casting

Forging University: Lesson #2 – Forging vs. Casting The second topic in our 6-part discussion compares forging and casting. Before reading, take a quick look back to Lesson #1 and review forging basics. You can also check out the Anderson Shumaker Forging Page What is Casting? Casting is the process of heating metal above its melting temperature and then pouring…

forging

Welcome to Forging University!

It’s the first full week of 2019, our doors are open, and our furnaces are firing! Forging metal is an Anderson Shumaker passion. But, have you ever wondered why forging is a top choice for metalworking? By its definition, forging pounds heated metal with heavy machinery to compress it into a new shape. As a…

Anderson Shumaker: A Year in Review

2018 has been quite the year at Anderson Shumaker! In January, we completed a 26,000 square foot, 15 million dollar expansion. We added: 2 charging furnaces, 1 heat treating furnace, a 2500 ton hydraulic forging press, a 300 ton radial ring roller, 2 quench tanks, 3 overhead cranes, and a 10 ton mobile forging manipulator.…

Heat Treating

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 variables and documentation. We use heat treating to optimize our products’ mechanical and physical properties. While…