SAT EXPANDS THE BREADTH OF POLYMER SOLUTIONS & MATERIAL CONFIGURATIONS. At SAT Plating, we have expanded the universe of plateable plastics to include ASA, TPO, PA (nylon), PPS, PEEK and PEI (Ultem™), just to name a few. SAT processes enable treatable plastics to include these highly difficult-to-plate polymers (usually considered "not plateable") often achieving higher performance with lower cost.
SAT's EXPERTISE IN SURFACE PREPARATION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. SAT Plating’s proprietary Surface Activation® Processing enables us to plate previously difficult-to-plate plastics. This breakthrough technology atomically alters the surface of the plastic and uses no abrasive blasting or hazardous chemical etching of the substrate. This surface preparation enables enhanced hydrophilic properties and results in superior adhesion of metal plating to polymer substrates – with zero dimensional change to the injection molded parts.
OUR TECHNOLOGY & TREATMENT PROCESSES EXPAND THE RANGE OF POLYMER CHOICES AND MATERIAL CONFIGURATIONS TO INCLUDE:
THE FOLLOWING LIST INCLUDES MATERIALS WITH PROVEN RESULTS AND MATERIALS THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDER STUDY. In most cases, adhesive bonding is significantly improved.
(In addition to these base materials, SAT Plating has success with SLA, SLS & FDM generated products - along with various types and percentages of fillers, such as carbon fiber and glass.)
ABS & PC/ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonite/ABS
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
FDM Polymers - Ultem™, Nylon, etc.
PA - Polyamide / Nylon
PAI - Polyamide Imide
PBT - Polybutylene Terephthalate
PC/ABS - Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
PEEK - Polyetheretherketone
PEI - Polyetherimide / Ultem™
PES - Polyethersulfone
PET - Polyethylene Terephthalate / Mylar®
PI – Polyimide / Kapton®
PLA - Polylactide
PMMA - Poly(Methyl / MethAcrylate)
POM - Polyoxymethylene / Delrin®
PPA - Polyphthalamide
PPE’s - Polyphenyl Ethers
PPS - Polyphenylene Sulfide / Ryton®
PSU - Polysulfone
PU - Polyurethane
PVC & CPVC - Polyvinyl Chloride & Chlorinated/PVC
TPU – Thermoplastic Polyurethane
TPE - Thermoplastic Elastomer
SAT Plating can supply your custom and proprietary plating needs - contact us or call 248.273.0037 to let us know how we can help you!