Our Adaptive Plating Technologies can enhance a medical device component made from an engineered polymer, such as PEEK. A component with metal plated surfaces is now conductive, can provide RFI/EMI shielding, and has more abrasion resistance. Whether it’s a plastic molded or 3D printed part, whether a film or fiber, the plating can make the plastic significantly more functional. Our work speaks for itself.
The advent of high-performance polymers, such as PEEK and Ultem, and the combination of electroplated metals has ushered in a new era of technological advancements used for industrial applications. Whether the need is for lightweighting existing metal parts, creating EMI shielding barriers, or gaining an electrically conductive surface on a plastic, SAT has partnered with many large and small firms to expand the uses of the most advanced materials in the world.
The universal goal of aerospace engineers is the reduction of weight in a vehicle or structure. This is why the use of polymer and composites has cautiously increased since WWII as empirical evidence of their strength and durability has given manufacturers the confidence to deploy more.
Government agencies and private companies like SpaceX — Lockheed Martin — OneWeb — and others — are making space and communication systems more accessible than ever. These entities are deploying satellite and ground microwave systems at an exponentially accelerating rate. SAT Plating is continuously engaged in satellite and microwave component development with numerous manufacturers of aerospace, satellite and defense systems.