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Slit and Stretch: How Expanded Metals Are Made

Engineers who want to maximize the performance of their end products need to source the best materials for manufacturing. From aircraft and battery manufacturers to automotive and microelectronics manufacturers, engineers are experiencing the benefits of utilizing expanded metals as a superior alternative to woven wire or perforated products.    

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Why Superior Lightning Strike Protection Is Vital In Aerospace

On July 22nd, British Airways flight BA-35 departed from London. Nine hours later, the Boeing 787 arrived in India, along with 46 new holes to its body from a lightning strike. Though the plane arrived safely and no passengers were ever at risk, it was unable to make its return flight back to London. British Airways had to book alternative flights for the passengers scheduled for that flight.

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SAMPE Baltimore 2015

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.

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Dexmet to exhibit at new CAMX show, October 14-16, 2014

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.

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Interview with Bob Bochman By AirInsight

This Interview with the president of Dexmet appeared  a few months back in the AirInsight website, a commercial aviation consultancy. We thought that we would post it here as well but we have also posted the link to the original interview before the article:

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Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero with lightning strike protection

Henkel launches surfacing film with improved properties for aircraft - Henkel Press Release 11/5/2013

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Airbus and Japan Airlines sign their first ever order

Article published on aviatime.com Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. This is JAL’s first ever order for Airbus aircraft. It is also the first order Airbus has received from Japan for the A350 XWB, confirming its continuing success with world leading airlines across the globe. JAL and Airbus aim for entry into service from 2019, with the airline’s A350 XWBs gradually replacing its ageing fleet approximately over a six year period.

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Confirming A350 XWB safety with lightning strike evaluations

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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