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Welcome to Eagle Stainless! We’ve  made it our mission to keep our valued customers informed about the exciting updates within our company, as well as the latest industry news and innovations. In our News page, you can stay up to date with the latest from Eagle Stainless, but if you’re looking for information about our upcoming trade shows, check out our Trade Shows page!

Eagle Conducts Customer Satisfaction Survey

customer serviceAt Eagle, our customers’ satisfaction is important to us. Our quality certifications provide customers the confidence that their product meet their specifications consistently. Over the next few months, our customers will be called or emailed to participate in our customer satisfaction survey. We have hired the Center of Marketing Research at UMASS Dartmouth (CMR) to conduct this survey on our behalf. (more…)

Are Tradeshows Still Relevant?

MD&M TradeshowIn the digital age, you would think just having a robust online presence would be enough. The cost of going to a tradeshow can add up. You have to have a tradeshow booth, graphics, travel expenses, promotion expenses and not to mention the time out of the office.

However, socially engaging with current customers and potential customers are still important. Unexpected opportunities can sometimes present themselves on the show floor that just don’t happen when we are back at the office. Interpreting an email message can sometimes be difficult since you are not able to detect the importance of the message, body language, tone etc. Some of the complex designs brought to us by our customers are best discussed one on one. Taking the time to travel to just one client across the country doesn’t always make sense. Being able to see multiple customers in one trip economically makes sense, especially if you are traveling 1400 miles from Franklin, Massachusetts to Minneapolis!

What Makes Stainless Steel Stainless?

Stainless SteelAll steel is carbon-based, but stainless steel contains chromium at 10% or more by weight. It is the addition of chromium that gives the steel its unique stainless, corrosion resisting properties. Stainless steel does not rust because its chromium content gives it passivity. The chromium forms a passive oxide film; it repairs the surface layer and prevents further corrosion. This passivating layer prevents oxygen and water from accessing the underlying metal, giving stainless steel a long lifespan. (more…)

Advantages of Wire EDM

Wire EDMWhat is Wire EDM?
Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) is a manufacturing process whereby a desired shape is obtained by using electrical discharges between an EDM wire and an electrically conductive material such as stainless steel.

What is the Meaning of ASTM Standard?

ASTM LogoASTM International is a globally recognized standards organization that develops and publishes consensus technical standards for materials. ASTM was formed in 1898 to address the frequent rail breaks affecting the railroad industry. Originally called the “American Society for Testing Materials” in 1902, it then became the “American Society for Testing and Materials” in 1961 before it changed its name to “ASTM International” in 2001.

304 vs 316 Stainless Steel

316 Stainless SteelThere are more than 60 grades of stainless steel. Stainless steel is essentially a low carbon steel which contains chromium of 10% or more by weight. It is the addition of chromium that gives the steel its unique stainless, corrosion resisting properties. Austenitic 304 and 316 stainless steels are considered surgical or medical-grade stainless steels, they are the most commons stainless steels. The key difference that makes them different is the addition of molybdenum, an alloy which drastically enhances corrosion resistance, especially for more saline or chloride-exposed environments. 316 stainless steel contains molybdenum, but 304 does not. Both of these 300 grade steels are known for their excellent welding and forming properties, which give them applications across many industries. These alloys cannot be hardened by heat treatment, but they can develop high strength by cold working.

Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication Inc. Exhibiting at MD&M East 2018

June 12-14, 2018 – Booth 1026
Exhibitor hours – Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 4pm  |  Thursday 10am – 3pm

MD&M 2018Top Reasons to Attend MD&M East
Become Educated – MD&M has dedicated education hubs focused on medtech, smart manufacturing, and packaging right on the expo floor, you’ll get conference-level education and training from leading experts.  (more…)

Our Quality Management System

Eagle has been audited and passed the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 version for our quality management system.

Quality ControlISO 9001 is an international standard for an organizations quality management system for any industry. These standards help to ensure consistent products to meet customers’ specifications. Eagle first received certification in 1998. Since then there have been revisions every few years.

ISO 13485:2016 is the ISO version for the medical device industry. This version was first published in 1996.

Eagle Introduces the Robotic Arm to Their Production Floor

Moving Your Orders More Efficiently

Robotic ArmEagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication has been producing precision metal parts since 1982. Since then Eagle has been delivering some of the most intricately formed parts imaginable. Staying on top of the latest developments and manufacturing trends has always been a priority. Robots have become faster, smarter and cheaper. Eagle’s customers in the medical, aerospace and mechanical industries demand accuracy. Robots can move efficiently while performing tasks at a consistent level of precision. Introducing the robotic arm to Eagle’s production floor to load and unload parts keeps Eagle’s customers’ parts moving and making sure they are exact.

Do You Need Tube Ovality, Concentricity or Eccentricity

Tube OvalityOVALITY
The ovality of a tube or the difference between the maximum and minimum dimensions of the OD, is obtained by carefully measuring the high and low points at any one section of the tube. The ovality tolerance is considered to be a total spread, inside which both the maximum OD and minimum OD dimensions must fall. When a tube or pipe are bent the tube becomes more oval than round. The flattening that occurs from the bend is called the ovality and this a specification that is taken into account when calculating the bend.