Eagle Mfg. & Eng. was started in 1990, as a machining job shop. I
purchased a milling machine with an Anilam control, a
16x40 manual lathe, and appropriate tooling for both machines. Both
machines were new when acquired, as I desired minimal machine problems.
I've recently added a second CNC mill, also with a Anilam control. It's
a 3 axis machine, but a little more automated than the first one. I now
have a vertical machining center, too.
of the first jobs run on the mill were a P51 Mustang landing gear
fitting, and the lightening of a BMW motorcycle flywheel. CNC milling of
the flywheel was more accurate than was available at the time elsewhere.
Several aerospace jobs kept things going, as there was still some
aerospace activity in San Diego at the time.
Variety being the spice of life, all sorts of projects have been through
here. Aerospace (parts for P51, MD11, 707, Stearman, Tomahawk, MX
automobile (1950's F100, generic tranny adapters), various motorcycle
(all sorts of widgets), medical, sporting goods, etc. Design consulting
and manufacturing engineering on most projects.
One of the owner's hobbies has been shooting - mostly handguns - at
target ranges, and in organized competition. Within a short time of
Eagle's startup, people began asking "why don't you make a run of
these?" So, scope mounts, magazine bottoms, expanded magazine wells,
compensators, special sights, and extended magazine release buttons all
found their way onto and off the mill.
A local guy kept coming around and asking for special
tools and parts for various motorcycles. (that's also where the
aforementioned flywheel came from). KLR650's, Honda Hawks, Suzuki GS's,
and others all had some individual need.
A note on company philosophy: the goal has always been to make good
quality, USER FRIENDLY, affordable parts. One of the things that sets
Eagle apart from some other machine shops has been selection of
materials. If a different alloy (steel or aluminum) seems to make more
sense than a commonly used alloy (i.e. stronger part, better corrosion
resistance, better finishing characteristics), that alloy will be used.
The other thing is USER FRIENDLY. For example: scope mount development
has included significant engineering effort to establish the correct
angle for each application. Some other companies' mounts need the user
to figure out the correct angle, in order to get the arm sighted in.
We hope you always enjoy using our products!