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…

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…

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New Plant Expansion!

New Plant Expansion! After nearly two years of construction Anderson Shumaker has completed its 26,000 square foot, 15 million dollar expansion! Adding Two charging furnaces, one heat treating furnace, a 2500 ton hydraulic forging press with an eight station die train, a 300 ton radial ring roller, two quench tanks, three overhead cranes and a…