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    Eagle Alloy Upgrades Casting Facilities with New Airset Sand Mixer

    Posted by Dave Fazakerley on 2022 Apr 13

    The Eagle Group produces a wide variety of cast and machined products for many industries. One of our strengths as a company is our ability to employ different casting processes. Eagle Precision Cast Parts, for example, specializes in investment casting, and Eagle Alloy specializes in shell molding. When you tour the shop floor at Eagle Alloy, you’ll see our shell molding machines busy at work, turning out most of our order flow. But that’s not all we do: Eagle Alloy also houses a robust airset (no-bake) molding line to support our shell customers.

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    Tags: Eagle Alloy, Airset Casting, Facilities, Equipment

    Improving Casting Production with In-House Robotics Expertise

    Posted by Jason Klein on 2022 Feb 3

    In many ways Dakota Hanson (above) is a typical Young Millennial: he's an avid Tik Tok fan, spends his spare time playing Call of Duty, and has a job working with cutting-edge technology. However, unlike many members of his generation, Dakota's workplace is more than a laptop and a WIFI connection. As an Engineering Technician at Eagle Alloy (a shell molding facility in Muskegon, MI) Hanson specializes in programming robotic cells that play an integral role in the manufacturing process.

    In fact, Eagle Alloy has a growing number of employees whose job descriptions include programming and operating robotic cells. Through a continuing education program led by robotics manufacturer ABB, Eagle Alloy has been able to provide its in-house team with manufacturing robotics expertise, further improving the company’s response time and resilience.

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    Tags: Eagle Alloy, Capabilities, Technology, Robotics, grinding, Employees

    Congratulations to Eagle Alloy's First Class of Master Foundrymen

    Posted by Lisa Price on 2021 Apr 29

    Eagle Alloy's new internal certification program recognizes the skill and dedication of our top-performing employees. The Master Foundryman certification will be awarded every quarter based on objective measures of experience and productivity. The first Eagle Alloy Master Foundrymen, awarded following Q1 2021 performance reviews, have demonstrated consistently outstanding performance in all aspects of their jobs.

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    New Video Resource: Shell Molding Process 3D Animation

    Posted by Vikki Shonkwiler on 2021 Mar 30

    Eagle Alloy, Inc. is proud to present our latest tool for metalcasting education. Our updated shell molding animation provides a start-to-finish overview of the shell mold casting process.

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    Tags: Shell Molding, Eagle Alloy, Introduction to Shell Molding

    Revamped Facilities Reflect Our Mission

    Posted by Rob Kriger on 2020 Sep 1

    Eagle Alloy's revamped facilities include a brand new cafeteria that facilitates social distancing, locker rooms with showers, and a new and improved health clinic. Completed in summer of 2020, these improvements make Eagle Alloy an even better place to work, and an even more reliable partner in the metal casting industry.

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    Imagine a World Without Steel Casting Supply Issues

    Posted by Jeff Cook on 2020 Jul 22

    We don't have to say how good we are. Our customers do it for us!

    Every six months, Eagle Alloy invites customers to fill out a survey rating their satisfaction with our services. We ask about every aspect of the supplier-customer relationship, from answering phone calls and emails to on-time delivery. Our company was founded in 1979 with a goal of providing high-quality castings and superior customer service; customer feedback is invaluable to us as we seek to better align our activities with our guiding principles.

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    Tags: Eagle Alloy, Testimonials

    Eagle Alloy Unveils New Customer Training Center

    Posted by Mark Hollenbeck on 2020 May 27

    MUSKEGON, MI - MAY 27, 2020 – Eagle Alloy is proud to announce our newly completed Multimedia Training Center. This facility will allow us to provide our customers with state-of-the-art training to go along with our plant tours and project discussions. Groups of up to 24* can relax and take in training and introductory presentations by our Sales, Engineering, Quality and Production department staffs. 

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    ESOP at Eagle Alloy: Sharing Company Ownership

    Posted by Mark Hollenbeck on 2019 Aug 13

    ESOPs are growing in popularity among businesses around the United States. They allow company owners to transfer ownership to employees by distributing stock, creating excellent retirement benefits and promoting stability and longevity for the company. Both Eagle Alloy and Eagle Precision have ESOPs in place.

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    Eagle Alloy Turns 40

    Posted by Vikki Shonkwiler on 2019 Aug 6

    Eagle Alloy celebrated 40 years of business last weekend with a large 40th anniversary party. Founded in 1979 to meet the needs of customers looking for a short-run steel foundry and stainless steel foundry, Eagle Alloy has grown into a successful casting facility that aggressively competes globally. After four decades, we have a lot to celebrate.

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    Tags: Eagle Alloy, Event, Anniversary

    The Rise of Robotics in Metalcasting and Machining

    Posted by AJ Menefee on 2019 Mar 26

    The use of robotics in manufacturing, including metalcasting and machining, has grown steadily since the 1970s. Industrial automation increasingly relies on robotics as a way to improve efficiency and replace monotonous, repetitive human tasks.

    Robots are used for a wide variety of tasks in manufacturing, from transportation to assembly. In metalcasting and machining, robots can be used to complete nearly any programmable task, from dipping and pouring to grinding and milling.

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    Tags: Eagle Alloy, Eagle Precision, Robotics

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