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December 13, 2016 Manufacturing Insights

Eagle Stainless Tube emphasizes innovation, workforce

Robert Bubencik Jr., vice president of operations, Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication.

At Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication Inc., innovation is key. The Franklin-based distributor of steel tubing and various metals is constantly looking for ways to stay on the forefront of its industry. Recently, the company added 3D printing to its list of capabilities, allowing for easier prototyping of projects.

Robert Bubencik Jr, Eagle Stainless Tube’s vice president of operations, spoke about the company’s capabilities, quality assurance, and the benefits of being in Central Massachusetts.

What does Eagle Tube make?  

Eagle Stainless is a distributor of stainless steel tubing, nickel alloys, copper, aluminum and titanium. Eagle offers an extensive selection of cut-to-length and precision made tubing as well as off-the-shelf sizes and grades. Fabrication capabilities include but are not limited to bending/coiling, flaring, flanging, EDM, CNC machining, assembly, redrawing, grinding and more.

What markets do you serve?  

Medical, energy, aerospace and industrial. These markets require precise specifications, Eagle’s commitment to quality is demonstrated with our quality management systems ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and AS 9100. Customers know they can trust the product being produced will meet or exceed their expectation.

Where are your clients located?  

Eagle’s products are sold nationally and worldwide. Most of our customers are in the United States, However, we have several customers in Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Israel, Australia and other European countries.

What is the breakdown of your business by industry?

Medical – 60 percent

Energy – 15 percent

Aerospace – 15 percent

Other Industrial – 10 percent

How do you deal with technological advances in your industry?  

As leaders in the industry, one of our primary missions is to stay at the forefront of technology, offering services which benefit our customers in numerous ways. Our most recent addition to our extensive range of capabilities is 3D printing, an innovative service which has the ability to reduce costs and lead time, while yielding a prototype which provides a visual aid that can help with both the manufacturing and design process. Starting with plastic, metals can be added in order to better mimic the weight of the product, giving potential customers or investors a chance to hold it in their hand and experience the product or component in a way that a 2D CAD drawing can’t.  

On the manufacturing floor, we utilize a robotic arm to load and unload parts. Although they are programmed and overseen by a machinist, they speed up the process and make parts move faster through the order process. This cost-effective alternative for repetitive production jobs helps to free up the skilled machinist to tend to other tasks. At Eagle, we value innovation and strive to provide our customers with the technologies which will result in growth for their business and development of their product line.

Why is Central Massachusetts a good place for a manufacturing company to be?  

Manufacturing has been a long-standing tradition in Massachusetts. It offers a skilled workforce with a close proximity to colleges and universities. There are many highly skilled employees such as engineers and machinists at our fingertips. Eagle has a co-op program that partners with Tri-County Regional Vocational High School in Franklin. We have had great success retaining these students after they have completed their college degree. Being positioned in Franklin and close proximity to cities like Worcester, Providence and Boston puts us in a unique position to draw on resources and infrastructure that allows us to do business locally as well as worldwide.

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