Lightning strikes are inevitable, and for aircraft and wind turbines they are exceptionally dangerous. For specialized applications such as lightning strike protection, Wallner Expac manufactures its MicroForm® line of precision engineered micromeshes.
One purpose of expanded metal is to protect- and for aircraft and wind turbines it is critical. Modern aircraft and wind turbines are replacing fiberglass with carbon fiber to save weight, fuel, capture more energy from low wind, extend its lifetime, and for its recyclability. However, it is also quite electrically conductive.
Our MicroForm® for lightning strike protection info sheet will introduce you to some of the many uses and the advantages of using it over other open area metals. The back of the info sheet provides you with expanded metal terminology. To learn more,