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Dexmet is now AS9100 Certified!

In keeping with our mission to become the recognized worldwide leader for foil gauge expanded metal and thin film expanded polymers, Dexmet Corporation is proud to announce that we have received AS9100/ISO 9001:2008 Certification for the aviation, aerospace, and defense industries.  The company subscribes to the Standard’s requisite features, including risk management and configuration control, while maintaining a proactive commitment toward customer satisfaction.

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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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The Technology Metals

Given the high demand for Rare Earth Metals in modern technology. If the alloy developed from these metals is ductile, and the application allows for an open area configuration. In theory expanding the Rare Earth Metal alloy, may be more cost-effective in the development of the technology application . Enjoy the infographic below on Rare Earth Elements designed by the folks at the Visual Capitalist.

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Interview with State of Connecticut at the 18th Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells

Dexmet mentioned in interview with State of Connecticut at the 18th Group Exhibit, Hydrogen Fuel Cells exposition held at Hannover Messe, Germany, April 23rd through 27th, 2012

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What effect does tarnish on copper have on product parameters?

This is one of the more common questions that we are asked. Customers are primarily concerned with adhesion and surface resistance. Does the surface resistance increase with increased tarnish levels?  Will epoxy adhere to a tarnished copper surface? To try and provide an answer, we undertook some elementary evaluations of copper samples with varying levels of tarnish identified using the L*a*b* color space coordinates. For those unfamiliar with the L*a*b* system, the short answer is that every color can be defined in terms of 3 numbers.  The first number, “L”, is for lightness which ranges from 0-100, with 0 being black and 100 being white. Everything else is shades of gray. The second number, “a”, is either positive (Red) or negative (green). The third number, “b”, is either positive (yellow) or negative (blue).  That is it in a nutshell. All shades of copper and its tarnish can be defined in this way.

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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 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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Implementing Expanded Metal Into Your Manufacturing Process

One of the questions that we frequently get from customers is, “We’re having trouble out in the shop working with your expanded metal mesh.  Is there anything I can do to make it easier for my manufacturing people?”  Fortunately, the answer is, “Yes, there is.” But let’s first talk about what the problem might be and then what you do to make things go smoother.

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