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…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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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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…