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…

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Have a Holly, Jolly Holiday Celebration!

Happy holidays from your friends at Anderson Shumaker! Yesterday was our annual company holiday luncheon. Consequently, our workforce took a break from forging and we turned the shop floor into a winter wonderland. One of the best parts of Anderson Shumaker is our amazing company culture. For instance, our annual holiday party gathers all employees…

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

We’re All About Our ISO 9001:2015

Our many certifications are very important at Anderson Shumaker. We’re proud to be PED (June 2019), AS9001D (March 2019), and ISO 9001:2015 (September 2018) certified. We’ve earned each key certification due to our diligent management and our dedicated workforce. However, while we’ve blogged about our PED and AS9001D certifications, we haven’t highlighted our very important…

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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…

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…

Independence Day Celebrate Fun

Red, White & Bluetiful!

Happy Independence Day from Anderson Shumaker! It’s a fantastic weekend for a barbecue, fireworks, or a fun getaway. Most importantly, today Americans come together to celebrate our nation’s history and heritage. To help you celebrate, here are a few fun Independence Day facts: Did You Know…? While July 4th was not a federal holiday until…

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Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Centrifugal Casting  

Forging University: Lesson #5 – Open-Die Forging vs. Centrifugal Casting   Welcome back to Forging University! The fifth and last topic in our 5-part discussion compares two popular types of forging: open-die and centrifugal casting. Before reading on, take a quick look back to: Lesson #1, Lesson #2, Lesson #3, and Lesson #4 to review what…

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Meet Our Metals: Carbon Steel

Forging carbon 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. A few weeks back we discussed alloys. Today…

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…

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Spring Forward with Forged Round Bars

Spring has finally sprung in Chicago! We’re “rolling” in the season with an increased production of our forged round bars. Did you know that round bars are an Anderson Shumaker specialty? We really strive to raise the “bar” with both our materials inventory and production. Our custom round bars are suited for multiple applications and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Welcome to Forging University!

Welcome to Forging University!  Welcome to Forging University, a new Anderson Shumaker blog mini-series. In 5 sessions, we’ll take a deep dive into the forging process. For example, we’ll see how it compares to other popular metalworking techniques. Today marks the first full week of 2019. Our doors are open, our furnaces are fired-up, and…

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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…

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Global Carbon Steel Forgings Industry

Global Carbon Steel Forgings Industry 2018 – Anderson Shumaker….. TOPICS:Carbon Steel ForgingsCarbon Steel Forgings MarketCarbon Steel Forgings Market 2018 Global Carbon Steel Forgings Market, 2018 Research Report” is an extensive Carbon Steel ForgingsMarket research report contains an introduction on new trends that can guide the businesses performing in the Carbon Steel Forgings industry to understand the…

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Twas the Night Before Christmas…

The holiday season has finally rolled in. As we reflect on this year’s holidays, we also reflect on those who’ve helped shape our business throughout 2018. It certainly has been quite a year for the Anderson Shumaker team. With brand new management, updated operations processes, talented expert consultants, and a team-wide can-do attitude, we’ve made…

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A Hamtastic Holiday Tradition

It’s holiday ham tradition time at Anderson Shumaker! Each year we happily gift our hardworking employees tasty holiday dinners. For Thanksgiving, we gave turkeys; for Christmas, we’re giving smoked hams. Most importantly, it’s all super delicious! Did you know that only 12% of American businesses continue this holiday tradition today? Gifting these seasonal dinners used…