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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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Article from Boeing highlights the need for Lightning Strike Protection for Aircraft

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.

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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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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 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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