Vulcan GMS

December 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Vulcan GMS Expands Scope of ISO Registration to Include Design and Development

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) - Vulcan GMS, Inc. (, a supplier of custom-made lead products, tungsten products and non-lead shielding alternatives, is adding design and development to the scope of its ISO 9001:2008 registration. "We work closely with customers to develop new radiation protection components for medical and security systems," said Tom Ray, President of Vulcan GMS. "Because we have been providing engineering support during the early stages of projects for close to 10 years, it makes sense to add the company's design-engineering capability to our ISO registration."

According to Vulcan GMS Quality Manager Steve Imp, the company has a long history of demonstrating conformance to ISO quality standards. "Vulcan was the first non-ferrous foundry to earn ISO 9001 registration. We also received our ISO 9001:2008 certificate of registration one year ahead of schedule. So we look forward with confidence to our first audit for the design-and-development module," he said.

Imp said Vulcan is an established provider of lead lining for medical and security equipment. The company's experience is especially strong in the area of concurrent-engineering during new product development, as well as during upgrades to mature products. "These are both circumstances in which we can draw on our radiation safety knowledge to help customers achieve the targeted level of x-ray protection."

Imp added, "In a majority of situations involving lead shielding for new x-ray equipment, our long-term customers simply specify the desired thickness of lead lining for their system and leave it to us to design the optimal solution to meet specifications."

Projects proceed more smoothly when customers adopt this approach, said Imp: "The sooner we have an opportunity to apply our expertise, the sooner we can identify and eliminate potential problems. The result is a supply-chain process that improves product manufacturability and arrives most quickly at an efficient and affordable configuration."

About Vulcan GMS

Vulcan Global Manufacturing Solutions is a leader in custom-made radiation shielding products manufactured from lead, tungsten, high-density plastics and non-lead metal polymers. ISO 9001/2008 registered, Vulcan GMS is a provider of components and assemblies for some of the world's largest equipment makers. The company specializes in the medical, security, aviation and explosives industries.

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