Steel pipe and tubing are everywhere in automotive, aerospace, industrial, architectural, research, and medical applications. The most common elements are aluminum and stainless steel pipe and tube materials, and each has attributes that make it the right choice for a given industry. Once you’ve determined whether you need piping or tubing, next you’ll want to choose the best metal for your application. (more…)
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Welded, Welded & Drawn Steel and Seamless Pipe – Eagle Supplies Them All!
The many unique values provided by stainless steel make it a powerful candidate in materials selection. Corrosion resistance, hygiene and strength of stainless steel make it an ideal choice in the Medical, Aerospace and Industrial industries. To learn more about these benefits see here. The two major categories for tubing and pipe are seamless and welded. The major difference being the seam that is on a welded tube and not on a seamless tube just as the names indicate. Seamless pipe has the increased ability to withstand pressure; because there is no weld seam it is equally strong around the entire circumference. On welded tubing the weld seam is not recognized by the naked eye and takes on the appearance of seamless. Welded tubes have excellent concentricity, are more readily available and cost effective for most applications.
Is It a Pipe or a Tube?
In some instances the terms may be used interchangeably, however there is one key difference between tube and pipe, particularly in how the material is ordered and toleranced. Tubing is used in structural applications so the outside diameter becomes the important dimension. Tubes are often put into applications such as medical devices that require precise outside diameters. The outside diameter is important since it will indicate how much it can hold as a stability factor. Whereas pipes are normally used to transport gasses or liquids making it important to know the capacity. Knowing how much can flow through the pipe is key. The circular shape of the pipe make it efficient when handling pressure from the liquid flowing through.
High-quality designs need high-quality components whether they are intended for the medical, aerospace, defense, or high-tech industries. When lightweight tubing is called for, keep these points in mind. (more…)
Stainless steel does not easily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. The origins of stainless steel date back to the early 1900’s, when scientists noticed that chromium had a greater attraction to oxygen than iron did, so they added the element to steel. Studies prove that when at least 10% chromium was added, the chrome united with oxygen to form a very tight transparent layer over the steel surface that prevents rusting. This transparent layer is self-healing when damaged by scratches, wear or denting. (more…)
When the total life cycle costs are considered, stainless is often the least expensive option. Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication has been a leading supplier of ultra-high precision, cut-to-length, stainless steel since 1982. There are numerous benefits of using stainless steel, including but not limited to:
- Corrosion-resistance of both low and high-alloyed grades
- Fire and heat resistance
- Aesthetic appearance
- Strength-to-weight advantage
- Ease of fabrication
- Impact resistance (more…)
As leaders in stainless steel tubing, Eagle Stainless Tube is constantly looking for ways to remain at the forefront of technology by leveraging innovative manufacturing processes. The latest addition to our extensive range of capabilities is the ability to provide 3D printing services that reduce cost and lead time for our customers across the globe. Servicing the medical, aerospace, energy and industrial markets require that we manufacture to precise specifications and establish trust with our customers that the products and services we offer will meet or exceed their expectations.
Many industries depend on strong, reliable tubing, with a wide array of tubing varieties that can be fabricated. Devices and components have demanding expectations. Corrosion resistance, hygiene, and the strength of metals make it an ideal choice in many industries. When selecting a supplier for your custom tubing, it is important to know if you need one with specific capabilities. (more…)
At Eagle Stainless, we attribute our company’s success to our commitment to innovation. In order to meet the changing demands of our customers, we have adopted and brought on insert molding, and bonding which produces unmatched quality products and components for our clients in a wide variety of industries.
Eagle Stainless has attended the Medical Design and Manufacturing Minneapolis Expo multiple times in the past and is excited to exhibit at the event again this fall. The well-known medtech expo will feature numerous influential keynote speakers and demonstrators who offer industry expertise and insight into their experiences. Hundreds of different vendors and exhibitors will show their products and innovations, demonstrating concepts relating to the industry. This year’s MD&M Minneapolis expo will take place September 21st and 22nd, allowing 2 full days for guests to experience more than 600 suppliers sharing the medtech industry’s newest innovations and products. (more…)