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Engineered Materials in Cathodic Protection

What is cathodic protection? How is expanded metal mesh used in cathodic protection?

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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 at the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Exhibit in Hannover, Germany | April 2014

The Dexmet team exhibiting at Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells at Hannover Messe which was held at the Hannover Messe Fairgrounds in Laatzen, Germany from Monday, April 7th to Friday, April 11, 2014.

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SAFT powers first hybrid tractor

Saft Lithium-ion battery system is being used to power the first hybrid tractor for moving large aircraft between hangars and passenger gates at airports, as reported in the Autumn 2013 edition of bestmagazine.

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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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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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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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