Optimal Applications of Expanded Metals

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Optimal Applications of Expanded Metals
Expanded metal solutions are widely used in the aerospace, electrochemical, medical and automotive industries that require highly-precise open-area metals to improve their end products.

Aircraft manufacturers use expanded metals to lighten their planes. Some manufacturers are turning to carbon fiber materials to accomplish this goal, but carbon fiber is susceptible to lightning strike damage. They need conductive metal to protect against lightning strikes – a utility forecasted to be worth 5.52 Billion USD by 2022.

In the alternative energy space, increased power output requirements are forcing wind energy turbine manufacturers to build larger and larger blades. To increase the size of their blades while maintaining light weight, many of these manufacturers have also turned to carbon fiber. But they too have suffered lightning strike damage.

Expanded metals are also used in electromagnetic interference shielding to maintain normal operation of an electronic circuit or device. EMI gaskets made of expanded foils establish a frequency barrier to shield electronics along seams and openings in electronic enclosures. 

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Dexmet Corporation manufactures precision expanded metals, foils and polymers with exacting mechanical and electrical properties to meet very tight conductivity, weight and dimensional tolerances. The company maintains a continuous commitment to quality control and process improvement, including SPC implementation. Ongoing innovations include our unique, strand annealing furnace, as well as a host of other, highly specialized, proprietary equipment.

Dexmet’s solid customer base is predicated upon its reputation as the premier, quality supplier of precision-expanded metal foils. Many of our customers are among the world’s most recognized brands. When they need quality expanded material for their end products and applications they come to Dexmet. We welcome you to the family of Dexmet customers.

The Dexmet Quality System is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The company subscribes to the standard’s requisite features, including documentation and record-keeping, while it also maintains a flexible stance toward evolving standards and innovative ideas from our customers and employees. Thus, whenever a better way emerges to reduce cost, reduce scrap, improve quality, improve customer service and make it easier for our employees to produce your product with the smallest possible product variation, Dexmet’s Quality System is poised to incorporate these benefits.

The Dexmet Quality System is driven by the needs of our customers. We have adopted many suggestions from our customers and will continue to do so. It is this teamwork that makes us better.