Anderson Shumaker is an approved forged rolled ring provider for many industries. Our forged rings are critical components for many industries. Due to their importance, all our rolled rings must be durable, accurate, and able to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions. But, how does a customer choose a seamless rolled ring provider?
Choosing the right forging partner may seem like a daunting task. However, there are 4 main things industries look for when choosing who to trust forging their seamless rolled rings.
- Thorough Testing Practices
- Proven Delivery Record
- Successful History
Let’s take a look at the importance of each item.
Risk assessment is an important consideration when choosing a forge shop partner. This is especially true for first time customers, but also for long-time clients looking for a new part or prototype. Therefore, finding a forge shop with the right certifications is key.
Certifications ensure that forging businesses operate using appropriate quality systems. For example, these systems prove that a forge shop’s products and operations meet set industry standards and best practices. Earning certifications is not easy. Companies must provide detailed paperwork, complete challenging interviews, and be verified by regular audits and inspections to earn and maintain certifications. Holding key certifications means that the forge shop proactively assesses its operations, quality, and production, and therefore can troubleshoot an issues appropriately before they become a problem.
Anderson Shumaker proudly holds the following certifications: AS9001D, ISO 9001:2015, PWA-LCS, and PED. We are currently working towards our NADCAP certification. These certifications ensure our products meet or exceed standards for many industries.
Thorough Testing Practices
Destructive and non-destructive testing ensures that forgings meets industry standards and quality. This is critical to ensure customers receive exactly what they specified. Strictly adhering to industry standards makes Anderson Shumaker’s products consistently reliable. We offer extensive in-house testing and strict quality controls. Additionally, each of our forgings is inspected physically and dimensionally prior to packing and shipment.
Proven Delivery Record
We know that on-time product delivery is essential to support our customer’s complex supply chains. Therefore, we work hard to make sure our products are delivered by our promise date. We actively communicate both internally with our forge shop and externally with our customers to makes our products traceable each step of the way.
When choosing a forging partner, it’s important to look for a company with a long history of success. Many competitors can focus on short-term, low-cost solutions, but only companies like Anderson Shumaker can really show that their products are reliable, high-quality, and have stood the test of time. Long histories often mean long and happy client partnerships. Anderson Shumaker has been forging rolled rings since 1902, and we’ve strived to be the best for over 100+ years. We have many long-time, repeat customers, and we’re always looking to keep our products innovative and cutting-edge.