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Constant Force Springs vs. Compression Springs for Magazine Efficiency

Post SHOT Show® 2022 “We’re All In”, was the motto for the nation’s largest professional event for industry products, manufacturers, sport shooting, and hunting held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vulcan Spring & Mfg. had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at SHOT Show®, meeting many prestigious firearm suppliers, and discussing firearm components/accessories. At Vulcan Spring…

Overseas Doesn’t Please… U.S. Manufacturers

The supply and demand of materials is something we have all been too familiar with during these past two years. Most companies, regardless of what industry they are in, as well as individual consumers, have most likely been significantly affected by delayed shipments. The need for these companies to utilize a second supplier to keep…

The State of the Window & Window Shades Industry During a Pandemic

Picture this, you’re at your home office desk near a window. It’s early in the morning, a few minutes before your workday will begin. You hit a small switch on the wall allowing the blinds to rise a little, letting in the natural light. Your coffee or tea is in the palms of your hand.…

What’s up? Upfeed Displays Are What’s Up: The Next Generation of Retail Displays

Vulcan Spring is proud to showcase their variable force springs designed for vertical upfeed displays. Upfeeds are a fairly new concept in the Point-Of-Purchase display industry. Over the past several years Vulcan has made a significant contribution to the prevalence of these innovative solutions in the POP space.   The standard horizontal pusher displays are a great way to utilize shelf space in grocery or retail stores. But are they the…

The Driving Force Behind Automotive Interior Kinematics

It is no secret that the exterior and interior design of vehicles has gone through a multitude of modifications and transformations. As a species, we have seen it all – from the Flintstones Flintmobile/Cavemobile to now electric vehicles and self-driving cars. All jokes aside, what we do know and continue to learn about vehicles and…

A Deep Look into Space: Constant Force Springs in NASA’s JWST Sunshield

In collaboration with the Aerospace & Defense industries, we are proud to announce our small, yet critical contribution to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Sunshield project. Set to replace the Hubble Telescope, JWST is said to be six times larger and 100 times more powerful. The Hubble Telescope has provided humankind with remarkable knowledge…

Where There is Smoke… There are Fire Dampers

U.S. Fire Damages In 2019, United States fires accounted for $14.8 billion in direct dollars loss, 16,000 injuries, and 3,704 deaths. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), “U.S. fire statistics”, reported 1,291,500 fires for that same year. Overall, the USFA estimated 354,000 incidents were residential building fires and 110,000…

What is Passivation, and Do My Products Need It?

“Specs for my new stainless steel product call for ‘passivation.’ Do I need it?”  Our answer is that you may not. Here’s why. Passivation is a process by which stainless steel can be protected from corrosion by an added layer of oxidation to its outer surface. Although some stainless steel product specifications call for passivation…

Variable Force Springs – Too Cool for School?

Lesson #2 We hope you enjoyed our first blog in this series that provided a general overview of flat steel springs as well as an introduction to constant force (aka Conforce®) springs.  

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