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PED Certification: Let’s Go International!

Anderson Shumaker’s forge shop achieved its Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) certification! In addition to our recent AS9100D certification (aerospace), this new achievement helps us make big strides as a dependable forging supplier. Above all, it opens markets and helps us gain new customers. What is a Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Certification? In short, a PED…

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Summer Lovin’, Had Us a Blast (Furnace)

Anderson Shumaker really had a blast this summer. While Chicago’s weather was thankfully mild, we kept things hot on the shop-floor. From hosting tasty company barbeques, celebrating our 1-year new management anniversary, and earning coveted company certifications, we really had a fantastic summer! This June we proudly celebrated our 1-year anniversary under new management. Over…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Blast from the Past

Did you know that iron and steel mills have ranked among the largest enterprises in the Great Lakes cities since before the Civil War? By the close of the nineteenth century, Chicago had grown to become one of world’s leading centers for steel production. The emergence of this industry was part entrepreneurial and part geographic;…

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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…

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New Management, New Future

In June 2018, Anderson Shumaker officially came under new management. The new owners wasted no time jumping right into the swing of things, bringing a hands-on wealth of industry knowledge and fresh ideas to continue our 100+ year tradition of being a leader in open-die forging. In just 6 short months, Anderson Shumaker has added…

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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…

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

Anderson Shumaker has long been a trusted aerospace supplier for both military and commercial applications, which is why we’re so excited to attend the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition (JA2018 Tokyo), organized by The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC) and Tokyo Big Sight, Inc. This trade-only show hosts 520+ companies in a variety of aerospace…

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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…