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Welded vs Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing

Stainless Steel Composition

Stainless steel tubing is one of the most versatile metal alloy materials used in manufacturing and fabrication. The two common types of tubing are seamless and welded. Deciding between welded vs. seamless tubing primarily depends on the application requirements of the product. In choosing between the two keep in mind that first the tubing must… Read more »

5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Grade of Stainless Steel

Metal Tubing

Stainless steel is a commonly used material in applications ranging from medical instruments or chemical storage to transport or power generation because of its high corrosion resistance, hygiene, and strength. While there are more than 3,500 grades of steel, not all grades are created equally.

Why Choose Stainless Steel?

Stainless Tubes

Eagle stocks both seamless and welded stainless steel tubing for a variety of applications requiring strength, corrosion resistance and/or heat resistance. The unique characteristics of stainless steel means different types are better suited for different applications. Some of the factors to consider when choosing the right grade are:

What is Swiss Machining?

Eagle Stainless Shop Floor

Swiss machining is a manufacturing technique that offers specialized tool cutting designed to turn metal stock into complex, slender or delicate components which require tight tolerances. Swiss machining generally refers to the Swiss designed CNC operated lathe that turns parts in a radial motion as it cuts the workpiece. The process is not only cost-effective,… Read more »

Stainless Steel Tubing Sizes and Varieties

Standard Tubing

Stainless steel tubing is a versatile material used for structural applications. Widely used throughout numerous industrial sectors, stainless steel tubing sizes and varieties vary considerably depending on the application requirements. It is an exceptional material for builders and manufacturers alike, known for its characteristics like corrosion-resistance, strength, and low-maintenance. Stainless steel tubing’s structural applications call… Read more »

Stainless Steel Surface Finishes

  Stainless steels are a versatile alloy of iron widely used throughout the industrial world in countless applications. The alloy is well-known for its high corrosion resistance due to its minimum 10.5% chromium content by weight. But it is more familiar as that shiny, silver-like surface found on many household products in the bath and… Read more »

Precision Stainless Steel Cutting Services

Deburred Metal Parts

Advancements in fabrication technology have developed dramatically in the past decades, with precision cutting and deburring services necessary to meet the demanding application requirements for components utilized in the field of medicine, electronics, semiconductors, and aerospace industries. Unfortunately, as stainless steel is cut and shaped, the process creates burrs, tiny nodes, particle residue and sharp… Read more »

Stainless Steel Characteristics

316 Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is the name of a family of iron-based alloys known for their corrosion and heat resistance. One of the main characteristics of stainless steel is its minimum chromium content of 10.5%, which gives it its superior resistance to corrosion in comparison to other types of steels. Like other steels, stainless steel is composed… Read more »

What are the Advantages of CNC Machining vs Manual Machining?

the benefits of cnc machining

CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. Using this type of machine versus manual machining can result in improved accuracy, increased production speeds, enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and most of all cost savings.

How to Choose the Right Stainless Steel Grade

In 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… Read more »