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SAT PLATING LEADS THE WAY

Troy, Michigan

SAT Plating has an 8-year heritage of research and development of polymer processing to enable superior plating results.

With our Surface Activation® processing, we have expanded the polymer consideration set for engineers and designers that heretofore were considered impossible to use for functional and appearance plating. SAT Plating out-performs the competition by achieving high-quality, high-performance plating of difficult-to-plate polymers such as these:

We Can Plate These Polymers
(Including Plating & "Non-Plating" Grades)
ASAABSABS-PC
PA (nylon)PEPEI (Ultem™)
PEEKPolysulfonePP
PPSStyreneTPO

With These Functional Finishes
Sulfamate NickelGold
High Boron NickelConductive Gold
Teflon NickelConductive Copper
Black NickelConductive Silver
Anti-Microbial NickelAnti-Microbial Chrome

With These Appearance Finishes
Bright Chrome
Black Chrome
Smoke Chrome
Satin Nickel
Faux Stainless Steel

SAT Plating can also supply your custom and proprietary plating needscontact us or call Debbie Maguire (Technical Sales) at 812.453.6077 to let us know how we can help you!

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Plating on Plastic

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:

  • Functional Coating & EMI/RFI Shielding
  • Decorative/Appearance Metallizing

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:

AUTOMOTIVEAppearance Finishes
Bright Chrome
Black Chrome
Smoke Chrome
Satin Nickel
Stainless Steel
Plastics (typical)
Non-Plating Grade ABS
Non-Plating Grade ASA
Non-Plating Grade TPO
Nylons
Polysulfones
Ultem™
AEROSPACE / TELECOMFunctional Finishes
Copper/Nickel EMI/RFI
High Boron Nickel
Teflon-Nickel
Black Nickel
Plastics (typical)
PEEK
Ultem™
LCP
PPS
PET
SLA and FDM materials

PLUMBING / WATER FIXTURESFunctional Finishes
Anti-microbial Nickel
Antimicrobial Chrome
Conductive Copper
Conductive Gold
Conductive Silver
Appearance Finishes
Bright Chrome
Black Chrome
Smoke Chrome
Satin Nickel
Stainless Steel
Bright Copper
Satin Copper
Aged Copper
Plastics (typical)
HDPE
PE
PP
PVC
PEX

SAT Plating can also supply your custom and proprietary plating needscontact us or call Debbie Maguire (Technical Sales) at 812.453.6077 to let us know how we can help you!

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Treatable Plastics

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:

  • "Non-plateable" Plastics
  • "Non-plating" Grades of Typical Plastics
  • Films
  • Fibers
  • Membranes
  • Fabrics

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
Celluloid
Cellulose Acetate
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer - COC
Ethylene - Vinyl Acetate - EVA
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol - EVOH
High Density Polyethylene - HDPE
Ionomers
Acrylic / PVC Alloy - Kydex
Liquid Crystal Polymer - LCP
Low Density Polyethylene - LDPE
Polyoxymethylene - POM
Polyacrylates
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
Polyester
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
Epoxies

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!

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Quality and Measurement

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™.



KSV Cam-100™



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!

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Contact Us

SAT Plating
1837 Thunderbird Street
Troy. Michigan. United States. 48084

Tel 248.273.0037
Fax 248.273.0103

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SAT Contacts:

Debbie Maguire- Technical Sales
DebbieM@SATPlating.com
812.453.6077

John Wallace - President
JohnW@SATPlating.com
248.273.0037

Anastasia Plonkey - Quality & Administrative Manager
Anastasia@SATPlating.com
248.273.0037

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