Conformal Lightning Shields

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Lightning Diversion Systems has developed thin aluminum or copper conformal shields. The shields were developed for use as an exterior surface for composite laminates. For graphite epoxy laminates, copper shields are nickel plated to ensure a compatible barrier between the graphite and the aluminum or copper.

These shields offer protection to conductive composites from direct or indirect lightning effects. The shields are lightweight with a smooth finish. The shield stretches to conform well over complex curvatures, as opposed to many less desirable methods presently available.

Conformal Lightning Shields Product Description & Part Number List

Dimensions: We manufacture these shields in sheets of 24" x 26" panels.

Coatings: Thin nickel coating is offered to prevent corrosion.

Materials: Conformal Shields are offered in aluminum and copper materials, ranging in various thicknesses beginning at .001 inch thick.

Part Number Description LBS/Sq Ft Sheet Size Usable Area
LDS20-01 Copper, 1 oz. (0.0014") - Nickel Plated 0.032 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS20-02 Copper, 1 oz. (0.0014") - Nickel Plated 0.032 24" x 26" 2 PNLS 10" x 20"
LDS20-04 Copper, 4 oz. (0.0055") - Nickel Plated 0.129 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS20-05 Copper, 4 oz. (0.0055") - Nickel Plated 0.129 24" x 26" 2 PNLS 10" x 20"
LDS30-01 Aluminum, 0.001" - Nickel Plated 0.007 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS30-02 Aluminum, 0.002") - Nickel Plated 0.014 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS40-01 Copper, 2 oz. (0.0028") - No Plating 0.064 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS40-01-N Copper, 2 oz. (0.0028") - Nickel Plated 0.064 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS40-02 Copper, 1 oz. (0.0014") - No Plating 0.032 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS40-03 Copper, 1/2 oz. (0.007") - No Plating 0.016 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS40-03-N Copper, 1/2 oz. (0.007") - Nickel Plated 0.016 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS40-04 Copper, 4 oz. (0.0056") - No Plating 0.129 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS50-01 Aluminum, 0.001" - No Plating 0.007 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"
LDS50-02 Aluminum, 0.002" - No Plating 0.014 24" x 26" 20.5" x 23"