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 metal foils to makers of composite materials for lightning strike protection. Dexmet is the preferred vendor and supplier of lightning strike protection material to major aircraft manufacturers today.
MicroGrid’s single unit structure is superior to woven material in that it won’t unravel or have loose strands that become problematic during processing into a pre-preg material or when conducting a dry lay-up.
The homogenous design also ensures uncompromised conductivity between strands when forming the material to a variety of shapes and contours and provides a smooth surface on the end product. The biggest advantage of MicroGrid® is Dexmet’s ability to tightly control the manufacturing process to meet a specific weight, open area, and conductivity requirement. Dexmet’s precision expanded metals and polymers allow engineers the option of varying materials according to specific strike zones on the aircraft or structure by adding very little weight to the aircraft or structure. For more information visit Dexmet at Booth 3483 at the CAMX Show in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.