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Dexmet Announces Launch of New Website

Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of precision expanded open area materials for aerospace, automotive, power, structural and industrial applications launches a new website to help engineers find the information they need regarding expanded materials and its implementation in commercial applications.

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Applications made possible by using Expanded Metal

In 2009, three researchers, Dimas Smith from the Universidad Francisco de Miranda, Carlos Graciano and Gabriela Martinez from the Universidad Simon Bolivar published a paper that discuss the use of expanded metal in engineering applications. While some of the applications discussed were widely known, we appreciated the fact that the paper highlighted the advancements made by the use of expanded metal in applications from several different market sectors.

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Advanced Battery Material  |  Aerospace Technology  |  Alternative Power  |  Aluminum  |  Cathodic Protection  |  Composites  |  Copper  |  Electrochemical  |  Expanded Aluminum  |  Expanded Filtration Mesh  |  Expanded Materials  |  Expanded Metal for Shielding  |  Expanded Metals  |  Expanded PEEK  |  Expanded Plastics  |  Expanded material  |  Filter Media Support  |  Filtration  |  Filtration Media  |  Fuel Cells  |  Hydrogen Fuel Cells  |  Hydrogen Generation  |  Lightning Strike Protection  |  Lightning Strike Technology  |  Lightning Strike Techology  |  Nickel  |  Oxygen Generation  |  Solar Applications  |  Solar Energy  |  Thin Expanded Metal Foils  |  Turbine Blades  |  Wind Power  |  Wire Mesh  |  electrical charge

Dexmet - more than a manufacturer but also a community member

Dexmet is well-known as a manufacturer of expanded materials but do you also know that we support the efforts being carried on by professional organizations in emerging applications, here and abroad.

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Imitation best form of flattery?

There is an old saying that imitation is the best form of flattery and while it may be true in some cases, in the world of manufacturing that is not always the case.

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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Dexmet speeding up the development cycle for 2012

Dexmet has brought the capability of Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) technology in-house to quicken the development process and provide better turnaround time to its customers.  The new capability will allow Dexmet to quickly generate custom expanding dies for application specific expanded products or provide custom cut geometries out of already expanded materials.

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DEXMET CORPORATION TO OFFER Victrex APTIV® PEEK™ FILM BASED EXPANDED MESH PRODUCTS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE DEMANDS OF THE FILTRATION INDUSTRY

Wallingford, CT – (November 29, 2011) – When Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of precision expanded metal foils (MicroGrid®) and polymer films, wanted to add a high performance polymer to its PolyGrid® portfolio, it chose one of the highest regarded performing thermoplastics in the world, Victrex APTIV® film made with VICTREX® PEEK™ polymer.  Utilizing specifically designed proprietary equipment and processes, Dexmet performs an expansion procedure on the high performance polymer to produce a diamond configured, open area mesh product for filtration applications.  Providing all of the outstanding properties of VICTREX PEEK polymer in a versatile thin film format, APTIV film was selected for its superior combination of mechanical strength, chemical and high temperature resistance. “While it technically falls under our high temperature PolyGrid product line,” said Ken Burtt, VP of Sales and Marketing at Dexmet, “APTIV film provides much more than just high temperature capabilities.  It also has great chemical compatibility as well as mechanical strength that may be required for certain filter applications in harsh environments making it more of a ‘high performance’ PolyGrid material.”

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Dexmet offers corrugated expanded material to client base

Dexmet now offers a new process variation of corrugating their precision expanded materials. This process variation was developed for high-performance applications that require the expanded material to be much thicker or larger, that require more surface area and better cross-directional flow.

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