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How to Passivate Stainless Steel

how to passivate stainless steel

Understanding how to passivate stainless steel is an essential step employed by fabricators to ensure the long-term performance and durability of stainless steel parts and components. As a post-fabrication finishing process, passivation enhances and optimizes the natural corrosion resistance of stainless steel without changing the fundamental properties of the material. To passivate stainless steel, the… Read more »

Advantages to End Forming Stainless Steel Tubing

tube forming

Domestic raw steel production in the United States exceeds one million tons every week. Stainless steel is an alloy of steel that uses chromium to resist rusting and corrosion. Stainless tubing has applications in the aerospace and medical industries. A crucial part of stainless steel fabrication is tube forming. In this article, we’ll look at… Read more »

5 Superior Advantages of Stainless Steel

advantages of stainless steel

The advantages of stainless steel make it a premier material choice for many projects. Thanks to its corrosion resistance, fire and heat resistance, hygiene, aesthetic appeal, strength-to-weight advantage, ease of fabrication, and impact resistance, stainless steel tubing has been widely used across industries for decades. It is the go-to solution when reliability and versatility are… Read more »

Austenitic, Martensitic, Ferritic Stainless Steel

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Stainless steel is the generic name for the widely popular family of corrosion resistant metal alloys. Though there are a number of different stainless steels, austenitic vs. martensitic, for example, the one commonality that they all share is a 10.5% minimum chromium content. Once chromium is alloyed to steel it forms a protective film on… Read more »

Operating Environment and the Performance of Stainless Steel

Corrosion resistance and heat resistance are the primary reason for specifying stainless steel. For these reasons, temperatures and chemicals are among issues to consider when determining the right grade for an application.304 and 316 alloys retain their strength, toughness, and corrosion-resistant properties in high temperatures.

Precision Bent Tubing: Ideal for Medical Devices

bending stainless steel tubing

Eagle Stainless has increased our capabilities for bending stainless steel tubing with a new CNC Tube Bending Machine. This gives additional capacity as well as increased CNC tube bending through .625 diameter in a variety of wall thicknesses, with minimal radius and wall thinning requirements. The machine assures consistent bending and precision dimensions.

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

Various Metal Tubes

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 stainless steel grades are created equally.

Why Choose Stainless Steel?

Stainless Tubes | Why Choose Stainless Steel?

Eagle Stainless 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. Why choose stainless steel? Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing the right grade are:

What is Swiss Machining?

Eagle Stainless Shop Floor

What is Swiss machining? Swiss machining is a manufacturing technique that offers specialized tool cutting designed to turn metal stock into complex, slender, or delicate components that 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… Read more »