Vulcan GMS Turns Ideas into Reality

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(Note: Vulcan GMS employee Kevin Hartshorn also contributed to this article.) Taking a good idea and turning it into a truly innovative product can require a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Vulcan Global Manufacturing Solutions has a Developmental Engineering Team with combined 60+ years of experience in new product designs, current product enhancements and […]

Vulcan GMS passes recertification of ISO 9001:2008 Standards

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When Vulcan GMS first became ISO certified in 1999, we were the first of our kind in the United States to achieve that status. Vulcan is committed to leading the way in our products and services while securing our commitment to be our customers’ highest value supplier. ISO 9001:2008 is a quality systems and management […]

Vulcan’s lead weights featured in Milwaukee Commerce summer edition

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Vulcan GMS is once again in the news for our continued support of the United States Olympic luge team. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) publishes a quarterly newsletter called Milwaukee Commerce. In its summer edition for 2015, Vulcan’s lead weights which are inserted into each luge team member’s uniform were featured. The article […]

Vulcan’s ongoing support in the community helps local families

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Vulcan GMS has a long history of supporting our community, our country and our environment. Last November, we donated more than 7,000 boxes of macaroni and cheese (more than twice needed) to the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. We are committed to the environment and offer recycling and return programs for our customers. We even […]

3D Printed Gauges and Fixtures Are Very Effective

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Vulcan GMS has blogged about our 3D printer, the Stratasys Fortus 250mc, in the past. This machine is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) machine and builds up the parts in layers as small as 0.007 inches using an ABS material. Normally these types of machines are thought of as “prototype part producers,” but we have […]

Safety First: 1,300 Days Without a Lost Time Accident Does Not Happen By Accident!

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Vulcan GMS has surpassed the 1,300 day mark without a lost time accident and this has not happened by accident. Many companies will say they focus on safety or that they put safety first but yet they unfortunately still have lost time accidents. It is one thing to put a sign up that says safety […]

Medical isotope generators essential for nuclear medicine market

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Medical isotope generators are used to produce many commonly used imaging isotopes in the nuclear medicine market. Gallium-68 and Technetium- 99 (Tc-99) generators are very radioactive and require shielding which is typically comprised of either lead or tungsten. These radioactive generators need to offer shielding that allow them to be properly shipped and used in […]

Vulcan GMS offers flat panel X-ray detector shielding solutions

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Flat panel X-ray detectors are the latest and greatest adaption to X-ray imaging. These new flat panel X-ray detectors are to X-ray what the high megapixel digital camera is compared to X-ray film. They are completely revolutionizing. Today’s flat panel X-ray detectors are thin; taking up much less space while offering real time X-ray imaging […]

Vulcan GMS adds European Sales Office

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Vulcan GMS has been the premiere provider of custom OEM (original equipment manufacturer) shielding and collimation specializing in shielding materials for more than 35 years. We are proud to announce the addition of our new sales office located in Amelo, Netherlands. In this European sales office, we have outside and inside sales to better service […]

What is material creep and the mechanical properties of lead creep?

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Material creep is defined as the continuing deformation of a metal under a steady load. Other factors affect the creep of materials including temperature and alloy under stress. Lead is such a soft metal that creep affects the metal more than other harder metals such as steel, aluminum or brass. Lead is soft enough that […]