Lightning strikes are a serious concern for aircraft. Proper precautions need to be taken to avoid damage to the aircraft and to the lives of people. Lightning strikes cause arcing at contact points, reducing...
While this trade show was held a few months back in May of 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, engineers from various aircraft manufacturers paid us a visit to get samples of our MicroGrid® thin expanded metal foils for upcoming programs that they are working on. Enjoy the photos. [caption...Read more
Dexmet's expanded lightning strike division will be exhibiting at this year's CAMX (The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo) Show in Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014. The focus will be on lighter weight, ultra thin expanded copper and aluminum. Dexmet offers MicroGrid® precision expanded...Read more
Henkel launches surfacing film with improved properties for aircraft - Henkel Press Release 11/5/2013 Henkel is launching its innovative epoxy-based surfacing film for composites, which offers honeycomb-cored composites enhanced protection against lightning strike. Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero is based on the...Read more
Lightning strike testing has been performed for the A350 XWB, completing a key required step in preparations for this next-generation Airbus jetliner’s maiden flight.
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Boeing releases an excellent article on its AERO magazine website that highlights the need for maintenance and flight crews to understand lightning strike phenomena and helps operators understand lightning strike damage inspection requirements and associated effective repairs that improve lightning strike maintenance efficiency.