We offer a wide range of expanded metal mesh products to companies operating in the aerospace industry – which in many instances require lightweight materials for use in components, and precision solutions which can be shaped for specialist use.
Our design and manufacturing expertise means we can fully design and customise a mesh specification to a customer’s needs, from concept to full production. Whether you are looking to develop metal mesh air filters or you need to develop a wide range of aerospace composites, expanded metal is a versatile material that’s ideal for the aerospace industry.
Lightning Strike Protection
Manufactured from just one piece of material, the homogenous design of expanded metal provides an extremely effective means to dissipate lightning strikes within aircraft applications and other articles at risk, such as wind turbine blades.
As aerospace composite materials continue to increase in popularity, so does expanded metal as a choice of substrate. Providing a strong, yet lightweight substrate within aerospace composites, a carefully selected expanded metal can influence malleability and electrical conductivity.
Up to 80% lighter and stronger
Due to its unique manufacturing process, expanded metal can weigh less than 80% than the raw material from which it came, providing an immediate weight saving on existing components. Not only that, tests demonstrate that expanded metal also benefits from improve strength to weight ratio thanks to its inherent design.
Examples of the products we can supply for the aerospace sector include:
- Foil - our explosion suppression safety foil can be used to prevent explosions in fuel storage tanks.
- Micromesh - a precision mesh for specialist applications, micromesh can be used in battery fuel cells and electro-magnetic shielding, and in components used in the aerospace industry.
If you’d like to know more about how our products, services and expertise can be employed in aerospace, or would like to speak to us about a particular project, contact our team today on +44 (0)1429 867 388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.