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…

Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Closed-Die Forging

Forging University: Open-Die Forging vs. Closed-Die Forging The fourth topic in our 6-part discussion compares two popular types of forging: open-die vs. closed-die. Before continuing, take a quick look back to Lesson #1, Lesson #2, and Lesson #3 to review forging basics. You can also check out Anderson Shumaker’s Forging page. What is Open-Die Forging? Open-die forging (also known as…

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…

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…

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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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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…