While Anderson Shumaker is an industry leader in seamless rolled rings, did you know that we’re also a trusted supplier of forged flat bars? We forge our bars in ferrous and non-ferrous materials for many industries; for example, aerospace, defense, oil & gas, and power generation all use flat bars. Let’s learn more about these versatile products.
What is a Forged Flat Bar?
Our quality forged bars offer customers a stronger, more durable product as compared to machined or cast bars. We start by taking an ingot or bloom and then forge it down to exact customer specifications. This is done on two opposing flat dies on our open die press. Additionally, we can do short runs or high quantity to meet our customers’ needs.
Forged Flat Bar Grades:
Common materials for our bars include:
One of our most popular forged products is actually our stainless steel bars. Why stainless steel? The material’s high resistance to oxidation makes it an ideal metal for applications where moisture is present. Additionally, it can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh working conditions. The most commonly used stainless steel grades are: 303, 304, and 440-C. However, we forge in a variety of other stainless grades.
Forged Flat Bar Capabilities:
Anderson Shumaker forges flat bars in the following capabilities:
- Thickness: up to 1”
- Width: up to 36”
- Length: up to 240”
- Max weight: 20,000 lbs