Copper & Aluminum Forgings Specialists... Don't let Hidden Costs from substandard material or dimensional & tolerance mistakes eat your profits alive!!! We provide quality material 99.7% of the time. We utilize open die, closed die and rolled ring forging processes. See which one is right for you. In 2009, we had only 58 parts to evaluate out of 19,945 shipped. That is quality you can rely on!
11551 Stephens Road Warren, MI 48089
Open die forging by Anderson Shumaker represents the best in high quality, custom forgings. Our open die forging services covers a variety of forged shapes and forging materials and can be complimented by one of our many other forging services. Anderson Shumaker is the forging specialist, with the equipment and craftsmen to produce the highest quality forgings. Anderson Shumaker forgings will stand up in service and we stand behind every product.
824 South Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644
Drop forging is one of the oldest forms of metal forging, based on the ancient technology of blacksmithing. Drop forging is designed to place specific stress on the metal to improve its overall strength. Even though the process is so old, it is surprisingly good for the environment.
Drop forging can benefit the alternative energy source because of its clean manufacturing methods. More regulations for clean metals are implemented all the time, and other manufacturing methods cannot produce strong enough materials without using the contraband materials. Drop forging is an incredible simple manufacturing process that can product strong metal without harmful additives.
Drop forging can be used with recyclable products. Most drop forgings are created from simple, natural materials that are easy to use over and over again. Even in extremely regulated environments, like in safe drinking water fittings, pipes, and faucets, drop forged parts can meet the strict requirements for lead-free, brass products. Drop forged parts also contain trace amounts of other harmful materials like arsenic and cadmium.
Drop forged parts for drinking water can also reduce bacterial infections, because lead-free copper alloys manufactured using drop forging methods have an antibacterial effect on the water inside the pipes. This is an unprecedented benefit that exceeds all current requirements for clean drinking water in any country. As an added bonus, the copper alloys are almost completely recyclable and can be manufactured from other recycled metals. This will help many industries around the world improve their sustainability.
Drop forging is a metal shaping process in which a hammer drops onto an ingot, or metal workpiece, in order to compress it and conform it into the shape of a die or set of dies. Drop forging is the most common metal forging method, and it can be employed in hot forging, warm forging, and cold forging, as well as in both open die forging and closed die forging. This is a modern form of smith forging; the manual force of the blacksmith wielding a hammer has been replaced by a mechanized hardened alloy steel hammer fitted with a specially shaped die.
Forging strengthens metal for its particular use by causing the internal grain of the metal to deform to follow the shape of the part. Most metals can be drop forged, but among the most common are high alloy steel, naval brass, carbon steel, aluminum, alloy metals, stainless steel, copper, nickel, tool steel and titanium. Drop forgings are used particularly often by industries such as aerospace, national defense, automotive, agriculture, construction, hardware, mining, material handling and manufacturing. Products produced by drop forging include crank shafts, stub-axles, gears, chains, hooks, shackles, bolts, rods, medical implants, suspensions and general industrial equipment. Many hand tools have “Drop Forged” boldly imprinted on them to indicate their added strength and durability as a result of the forging process.
Drop Forging - Anderson Shumaker Company
Drop Forging - Anderson Shumaker Company