Hammer Forging

Stop! Hammer Forging Time

In addition to open die forging, Anderson Shumaker uses hammer forging to manufacture many of our products. What’s the difference? Let’s find out in today’s blog post. What is Hammer Forging? This forging technique uses two dies. These dies are attached to a moving ram and a stationary anvil. The operated places heated metal on…

forged rolled ring provider

Put Me In, Coach!

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…

forged seamless rolled rings

Keeping Operations Rolling!

Forged seamless rolled rings are an Anderson Shumaker specialty. While we’re carefully following new health and safety protocols to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, we’re at work fulfilling our customers’ critical supply chain needs. This includes the need for forged rolled rings. Let’s take a deeper look into these specialty products. How are Forged…

forging exotic alloys

Take a Walk on the Wild Side… With Exotic Alloys

Some days, we like to get a little wild in the forge shop; at least we do with our exotic alloys. But what exactly are exotic alloys? Today we’ll discuss 3 popular exotic alloys that we forge at Anderson Shumaker. What Are Exotic Alloys? Exotic alloys (also called super alloys) contain a very high alloy…

Custom Forged Forgings

Need It Custom? We Got You Covered!

Do you need something custom forged? Anderson Shumaker has got you covered! We are an industry leader in forging durable, custom parts. Furthermore, we forge in a variety of materials for many industries and applications. Our Custom Forgings We can take our customers’ demanding requirements and create custom parts from forge to finish machining. Best…

new heat-treat furnace

It’s Getting Hot in Here!

In November 2019, we welcomed the newest addition to the Anderson Shumaker equipment family: a brand-new heat-treat furnace! Additionally, our new furnace was designed, engineered, and built in-house. This is quite an accomplishment. Consequently, we’re really proud of this latest equipment addition. Here are a few fun facts about our new heat-treat furnace: Clam Shell…

forging aluminum grades

Meet Our Metals: Aluminum

Forging aluminum grades is an important part of Anderson Shumaker’s production. Our skilled team knows their metals inside and out. But, not everyone is familiar with the many materials we forge. Each metal has its own unique properties and attributes. Therefore, not all metals are appropriate for all products. A few weeks back we discussed…

Quench Tank Chance Chicago

A New Chance for Chicago’s Favorite Snapper

This summer Chicago gained an unusual celebrity: Chance the Snapper. Chance is a 40 lb, 5+ foot alligator named after the city’s very own Chance the Rapper. For one whole July week, the rogue gator lived his best life swimming around the Humboldt Park Lagoon. We loved following our resident reptile’s Chicago adventures. We even…

forging university open die

Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Centrifugal Casting  

Forging University: Lesson #5 – Open-Die Forging vs. Centrifugal Casting   Welcome back to Forging University! The fifth and last topic in our 5-part discussion compares two popular types of forging: open-die and centrifugal casting. Before reading on, take a quick look back to: Lesson #1, Lesson #2, Lesson #3, and Lesson #4 to review what…

in-house testing forgings

This Will Be on the Test…

Did you know that Anderson Shumaker offers in-house testing on our forgings? While our forgings and ring rolling represent the best in high quality products, they wouldn’t be the best if it wasn’t for our in-house testing services. Usually, testing is the final step in manufacturing. Consequently, it’s a critical for cost-savings. Most importantly, by…

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…

forging alloy steel

Meet Our Metals: Alloy Steel

Forging alloy steel is an important part of Anderson Shumaker’s production. Our skilled team knows their metals inside and out. But, not everyone is familiar with the many materials we forge. Each metal has its own unique properties and attributes. Therefore, not all metals are appropriate for all products. Last week we discussed tool steel. Today we’ll…

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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…

forging metal history

Blast from the Past

Forging metal is the heart of our industry. At Anderson Shumaker, our skilled team knows their metals inside and out. We’re masters at forging all metal grades – alloys, carbon, nickel, stainless steel, tool steel, and many more. We’re also located in Chicago, a city rich in forging history. But, not many people know the…

new management

New Management, New Future

In June 2018, new management took over Anderson Shumaker. The new owners have a combined 60 years of open die forging experience and are both degreed engineers. As a result, they wasted no time in jumping right into the swing of things. For example, they brought in not only a wealth of industry knowledge, but…

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…

aerospace parts provider

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

Anderson Shumaker is a trusted aerospace parts provider to both the military and commercial markets. Therefore, we’re excited to attend the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018) this year in Tokyo, Japan. Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018) This trade-only show hosts 520+ companies in a variety of aerospace fields. For example, highlights include the trends, innovations,…

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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…