MAKING PLASTICS PERFORM
SAT Plating offers production and custom plating services at our Troy, Michigan facility. SAT employs proprietary technology and processes to plate a broad variety of plastics for:
SAT Plating has expanded the universe of plateable plastics to include ASA, TPO, PA (nylon), PPS, PEEK and PEI (Ultem™) materials, just to name a few. SAT processes enable Treatable Plastics to include not only these highly difficult-to-plate polymers (those usually considered "not plateable") often achieving higher performance with lower cost. The universe of plastics also includes: films, membranes and fabric configurations.
ADVANCED PROCESSING TECHNIQUES = SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Our proprietary Surface Activation® process enables this breakthrough by atomically altering the surface of the plastic down to 25 microns, and in most cases, using no abrasive blasting or hazardous chemical etching of the substrate. The result is superior adhesion of plating materials, superior bonding ability and propriety of the original physical shape of the polymer.
OUT-PERFORMING THE COMPETITION
Our typical customer and industry/material segments include:
Non-Plating Grade ABS
Non-Plating Grade ASA
Non-Plating Grade TPO
|AEROSPACE / TELECOM||Functional Finishes|
High Boron Nickel
SLA and FDM materials
|PLUMBING / WATER FIXTURES||Functional Finishes|
SAT Plating can also supply your custom and proprietary plating needs – contact us or call Debbie Maguire (Technical Sales) at 812.453.6077 to let us know how we can help you!
EXPANDING THE BREADTH OF POLYMER SOLUTIONS & MATERIAL CONFIGURATIONS
SAT Plating has applied Surface Activation® processing and tested many types of polymers for enhanced hydrophilic properties. Our technology & treatment processes expands the polymer consideration set and material configuration 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.)
|Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - ABS|
Poly(Methyl MethAcrylate) - PMMA / Acrylic
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer - COC
Ethylene - Vinyl Acetate - EVA
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol - EVOH
High Density Polyethylene - HDPE
Acrylic / PVC Alloy - Kydex
Liquid Crystal Polymer - LCP
Low Density Polyethylene - LDPE
Polyoxymethylene - POM
Polyacrylonitrile - PAN
Polyamide - PA / Nylon
Polyamide Imide - PAI
Polyaryletherketone - PAEK / PEAK
Polybutadiene - PBD
Polybutylene - PB
Polybutylene Terephthalate - PBT
Polycaprolactone - PCL
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene - PCTFE
Polyethylene Terephthalate - PET
Polycyclohexylene Dimethylene Terephthalate - PCT
Polyhydroxyalkanoates - PHAs
Polyketone - PK
Polyethylene - PE
Polyetheretherketone - PEEK / Victrix
Polyetherketoneketone - PEKK
Polyetherimide - PEI / Ultem
Polyethersulfone - see Polysulfone - PES
Chlorinated Polyethylene - CPE
Polyimide - PI
Polylactic Acid - PLA
Polymethylpentene - PMP
Polyphenylene Oxide - PPO
Polyphenylene Sulfide - PPS / Ryton
Polyphthalamide - PPA
Polystyrene - PS
Polysulfone - PSU
Polytrimethylene Terephthalate - PTT
Polyurethane - PU
Polyvinyl Acetate - PVA
Polyvinyl Chloride - PVC
Polyvinylidene Chloride - PVDC
Styrene Acrylonitrile - SAN
Aromatic Polyester Thermoplastic Resin / Xydar
Polyphenylene Ether & Polystyrene - PPO & PS
Polyvinylidene Fluoride - PVDF / Kynar
Polyoxymethylene - POM / Delrin
Polysulfone - PSF
SAT Plating can supply your custom and proprietary plating needs - contact us or call Debbie Maguire (Technical Sales) at 812.453.6077 to let us know how we can help you!
Starting December 1, 2014
January - March
A HERITAGE OF RESEARCH & PROCESSING DEVELOPMENT
Core to SAT Plating technology and processes are quality & measurement. SAT has invested 8-years in testing and development using our Surface Activation® process which causes no change to the dimensions or physical characteristics of the polymers. The treatment is permanent.
To ensure quality and integrity SAT employs a variety of measurement and analysis tools...
Precise characterization of material surfaces & liquids play a vital role in development of new, better performing products with improved hydrophilic qualities.
Measurement of contact angles and surface/interfacial tensions provides a better understanding of the interactions between solids and liquids. These interactions play a key role in understanding adhesion, material wettability, lubricity of solid surfaces as well as the wetting, washability, spreading and adsorption of liquids.
Contact angle, surface/interfacial tension and surface free energy measurements provide the information needed for the development and modification of solid surfaces using sophisticated surface engineering techniques such as Surface Ativation™.
FischerScope™ X-Ray XDAL
The FischerScope™ X-Ray XDAL has a large measurement chamber which accommodates specimens with complex geometries. The motor-driven, adjustable Z-axis allows for sample heights of up to 140 mm (5.5"). For large, flat samples such as PC Boards, the housing has openings on the side (C-slot).
The measuring system is equipped with a fast, programmable XY-stage, so surfaces can be examined easily in the mapping mode. Also, serial measurements on components, e.g. leadframes, or the measurement of multiple and varied components can be quickly programmed and executed automatically.
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Technology (ED-XRF) provides one of the simplest and most accurate analytical methods for the determination of the chemical composition of many types of materials.
It is non-destructive and reliable, requires no, or very little, sample preparation and is suitable for solid, liquid and powdered samples.
The Phoenix XRF can be used for a wide range of elements, and provides detection limits at the sub-ppm level; it can also measure concentrations of up to 100% easily and simultaneously.
Spectro Phoenix XRF™
Buck 210VGP Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer™
Analytical Performance: The Buck 210 VGP™ is a high energy, microprocessor controlled single beam atomic absorption spectrophotometer.
Solid state electronics and optics provide the basis for superior stability and sensitivity. The mono-chromator and selectable bandwidth give the system maximum flexibility. The short-path dynamic nebulizer/burner configuration is highly efficient.
An inert needle, delivers sample to the corrosion proof impact bead. This results in a high nebulization effect for all types of sample matrices.
SAT Plating can also supply your custom and proprietary plating needs - contact us or call Debbie Maguire (Technical Sales) at 812.453.6077 to let us know how we can help you!
1837 Thunderbird Street
Troy. Michigan. United States. 48084
Debbie Maguire- Technical Sales
John Wallace - President
Anastasia Plonkey - Quality & Administrative Manager