Stay Up to Date With the Latest Eagle Stainless News

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 Stainless Sponsors the HMEA’s incredABLE 5K

HMEA’s incredABLE 5K

When? – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Where? – Dell EMC, 50 Constitution Boulevard, Franklin, MA 02038


Eagle Stainless is proud to sponsor the incredABLE 5k charity race in support of people with disabilities. This family-friendly event will raise funds for the Horace Mann Educational Associates, which works to “teach, support, and empower people with disabilities and their families to live meaningful lives of their choice”. (more…)

Getting Ready for MD&M West 2019

MD&M West The show will focus on 3D Printing, Contract Manufacturing, Design & Product Development, F&B Packaging, Injection Molding, Labels & Labelling, Materials, Robotics & Automation. There are more than 30 hours of free Expo education and conference sessions. Eagle can offer free expo hall admission that has many free activities and content and 20% off any conference; click here. (more…)

How to Choose the Right Stainless Steel Grade

Grades of Stainless Steel TubingIn determining what grade of stainless steel tubing to select many factors are taken into account. The main requirement for stainless steels is that they should be corrosion resistant for a specified application or environment. Strength and fabrication characteristics are also taken into consideration. There are more than 60 grades of stainless steel. However, the entire group can be divided into four metallurgic classes. In determining what grade to select, additional mechanical or physical properties may also need to be considered to achieve the overall service performance requirements. (more…)

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.