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Dexmet upgrades to AS9100:D and ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

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:D and ISO 9001:2015 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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