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U.S. Luge dominates at Lake Placid in Viessmann World Cup Singles
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U.S. Luge dominates at Lake Placid in Viessmann World Cup Singles

In only the second sweep of a world cup event, the U.S. women’s luge singles team proudly earned their place on the podium. Â-  In the first U.S. sweep of a world cup, Erin Hamlin won gold, Emily Sweeney won silver and Summer Britcher won bronze. The three were elated to have accomplished this first-time feat. Hamlin also broke her own track record.   In the day prior to the...

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Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Vulcan's Lead Weights Featured in Milwaukee Commerce Summer Edition

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 was entitled “Lead Weights Lift...

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3D Printed Gauges and Fixtures Are Very Effective
Machinery & Machining Tools

3D Printed Gauges and Fixtures Are Very Effective

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 found that there are many additional uses for them beyond prototyping for our...

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Materials

What is Material Creep and the Mechanical Properties of Lead Creep?

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 it will creep under its own weight in time. Any additional load on the...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Vulcan GMS Offers Flat Panel X-Ray Detector Shielding Solutions

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 with resolution that has never been seen before....

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

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 is important and it is an entirely different thing to live it. At Vulcan GMS, we truly live it and put...

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Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment

Medical Isotope Generators Essential for Nuclear Medicine Market

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 their applications. For this...

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Paint and Powder Coating on Lead Is Great Protection
Paints & Coatings

Paint and Powder Coating on Lead Is Great Protection

Paint and powder coatings on lead are very effective coatings to protect and encapsulate lead products. Many people do not realize that lead can be powder coated because of the baking process used to cure the powder but it can be applied and provides a very tough coating. Lead is very heavy and soft making it easy to damage. If coatings are improperly applied, paint flaking can occur. There are...

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Vulcan Uses Clear Die Bases in Die Cut Process
Machinery & Machining Tools

Vulcan Uses Clear Die Bases in Die Cut Process

One of the defining aspects of Vulcan GMS is our commitment to continuous improvement. As an ISO certified company this is a core value. We diligently endeavor to meet or exceed our valued customers' requirements. However, most people think that this only relates to the physical quality of a part. In fact, Vulcan takes this sentiment one step further. We also apply continuous improvement...

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What Can Brazing Do for You?
Thermal & Heating Equipment

What Can Brazing Do for You?

Brazing would seem like a simple process, but it is inherently complex. Brazing is typically used to join either thin wall materials of the same type or because it allows the joining of dissimilar metals in the process. There are two basic forms of brazing: dip brazing and oven brazing. Your specific application will dictate the brazing process that is required. Dip brazing Dip brazing is a...

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U.S. Luge dominates at Lake Placid in Viessmann World Cup Singles
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U.S. Luge dominates at Lake Placid in Viessmann World Cup Singles

In only the second sweep of a world cup event, the U.S. women’s luge singles team proudly earned their place on the podium. Â-  In the first U.S. sweep of a world cup, Erin Hamlin won gold, Emily Sweeney won silver and Summer Britcher won bronze. The three were elated to have accomplished this first-time feat. Hamlin also broke her own track record.   In the day prior to the...

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Company News

Vulcan GMS Wins Grainger Award in Manufacturing Excellence

Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” If something looks easy, it is only because there were countless hours of preparation, hard work and learning from mistakes that you never saw coming. This quote is so true and it really represents the core of our efforts at Vulcan GMS to become the manufacturer...

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Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Vulcan's Lead Weights Featured in Milwaukee Commerce Summer Edition

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 was entitled “Lead Weights Lift...

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3D Printed Gauges and Fixtures Are Very Effective
Machinery & Machining Tools

3D Printed Gauges and Fixtures Are Very Effective

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 found that there are many additional uses for them beyond prototyping for our...

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Company News

Vulcan's Ongoing Support in the Community Helps Local Families

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 provide aerodynamic lead weights that are sewn into the vests and...

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Vulcan GMS Turns Ideas into Reality

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 process improvements that can turn that idea into reality. Vulcan GMS Developmental Engineering Team is set up for:...

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Vulcan GMS Passes Recertification of ISO 9001:2008 Standards

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 standard which organizations use to ensure consistent quality and...

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2015 Vulcan Golf Outing

Vulcan GMS held its annual golf outing this year at New Berlin Hill’s golf course and a good time was held by all. While no one will be quitting their day job to join the PGA tour, it was clear that the annual golf outing was a hit for Vulcan employees. Each year, the golf outing is open to all employees – no matter their experience. Teams are created as evenly as possible by teaming up those...

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Materials

What is Material Creep and the Mechanical Properties of Lead Creep?

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 it will creep under its own weight in time. Any additional load on the...

Read More »
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Vulcan GMS Offers Flat Panel X-Ray Detector Shielding Solutions

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 with resolution that has never been seen before....

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