Adopting Expanded Metal Foils

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Advanced Primary Battery Electrode Design: Adopting Expanded Metal Foils
Though the attention given to secondary batteries is greater than ever, 90% of the $50 billion battery market is still comprised of primary batteries. It’s no surprise that these non-rechargeable batteries are so prominent – primary batteries play a key role in military, medical and automotive applications.

Those noteworthy industries are just the tip of the iceberg. High, specific energy, long storage times and instant readiness give primary batteries a unique advantage over other power sources. Even after long storage, primary batteries can be used instantly in remote locations where charging is impossible. From night vision goggles and radios to pacemakers and defibrillators, primary battery applications require a design and materials that maximize its reliability and lifespan.

Advanced engineers looking to improve the performance of their primary batteries are increasingly exploring alternative manufacturing methods that produce thinner and lighter anode and cathode electrodes. Many of those engineers are turning to precision expanded metal foils. ....more

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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.