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 achievenment 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…

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 nAmericans 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 1938,…

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Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Centrifugal Casting  

Forging University: Lesson #5 – Open-Die Forging vs. Centrifugal Casting   The fifth topic in our 6-part discussion compares two popular types of forging: open-die vs. centrifugal casting. Before reading on, take a quick look back to: Lesson #1, Lesson #2, Lesson #3, and Lesson #4 to review what we’ve learned so far. You can also check out…

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Meet Our Metals: Carbon 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, and not all metals are appropriate for all products. A few weeks back we discussed alloy steels; today…

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This Will Be on the Test…

Anderson Shumaker’s open die forging and ring rolling represents the best in high quality, custom forgings. However, our products wouldn’t be the best if it wasn’t our talented workforce, advanced equipment, and our in-house testing services. Testing is often the final step in manufacturing. It saves our clients time and money by making sure our…

Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Closed-Die Forging

Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Closed-Die Forging The fourth topic in our 6-part discussion compares two popular types of forging: open-die vs. closed-die. Before continuing, take a quick look back to Lesson #1, Lesson #2, and Lesson #3 to review forging basics. You can also check out Anderson Shumaker’s Forging page. What is Open-Die Forging? Open-die forging (also known as…

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We’re No Fools When It Comes to Finishing!

Anderson Shumaker is the one-stop shop provider for our clients’ forging needs. By keeping product finishing in-house, we save projects both time and money. We proudly offer the following services: Finishing Heat Treatment Machining Saw Cutting Testing (Destructive & Non-Destructive) Anderson Shumaker can take a CAD or physical drawing and forge finished part. This allows…

Forged Round Bars

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

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, and not all metals are appropriate for all products. Last week we discussed tool steel. Today we’ll take…

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…

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 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 a heat treatment department 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 our heat treatment department to…

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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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Blast from the Past

Did you know that iron and steel mills have ranked among the largest enterprises in the Great Lakes cities since before the Civil War? By the close of the nineteenth century, Chicago had grown to become one of world’s leading centers for steel production. The emergence of this industry was part entrepreneurial and part geographic;…

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Go With The (Grain) Flow

When it comes to forging metal, what exactly is grain flow, and why does it matter for your project? “Grain flow” the directional orientation of the metal grains and any non-metallic inclusions that have been deformed due to forging. In Anderson Shumaker’s forging practices, metal is worked through controlled compressive stresses while heated. Mechanical properties…

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New Management, New Future

In June 2018, Anderson Shumaker officially came under new management. The new owners wasted no time jumping right into the swing of things, bringing a hands-on wealth of industry knowledge and fresh ideas to continue our 100+ year tradition of being a leader in open-die forging. In just 6 short months, Anderson Shumaker has added…

Anderson Shumaker New Website

Welcome to Anderson Shumaker’s New Website!

Anderson Shumaker’s new website is live! Our new website provides a more customer-focused experience. We’re also proud to announce the launch of our new blog. We’ve made amazing digital updates all around. First, Anderson Shumaker’s new website is extremely easy to navigate with new detailed dropdown menus. Most importantly, it’s mobile compatible. Therefore, clients can…

JA2018

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

Anderson Shumaker has long been a trusted aerospace supplier for both military and commercial applications, which is why we’re so excited to attend the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018 Tokyo), organized by The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC) and Tokyo Big Sight, Inc. This trade-only show hosts 520+ companies in a variety of aerospace…