03 December 2004
03 December 2004
Diamond Fiber Composites, Inc. have expanded their manufacturing operations into a new 13,500 sq foot facility located in Ohio, USA.
DFC manufactures high performance metal plated fibres by way of their proprietary electroless metal plating process. Standard metal plated fibres produced by DFC are PAN based carbon fibres coated with Nickel, Copper, and a Nickel/Copper hybrid. DFC also has the capability to produce plated fibres with gold, platinum, palladium, silver plus other fibres such as aramid.
Bill Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Fiber Composites, Inc. stated “DFC has seen a dramatic increased acceptance of our US made metal plated carbon fibres in aerospace and wind turbine lightning strike protection, thermoplastic moulding compounds for electronic EMI protection, and various medical applications. Our initial expansion will increase our production output five-fold, and we will have the capability to expand production in our new facility when our customers need it. We look forward to growing with our customers and we see the economies of scale with our increased production benefiting our customers in the future.”
Typical uses for Dfc Fiber are seen in lightning strike protection, EMI/RFI shielding, resistive heating, conductive adhesives, and other advance material solutions.
The image is a micrograph of Ni coating on a 5 micron PAN fibre.
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