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…

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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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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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…