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The Ultimate Multi-functionality Enabler – Surface Activated® Polymers

Satellite Aerospace and Defense Industries The competitive nature of technology companies – in particular, Satellite, Aerospace and Defense Industries – demand components be smaller, smarter, lighter and more cost-effective. That’s a tall order made achievable with SAT Plating’s Surface Activation® and SelectPlate™ technology. It wasn’t that many decades ago that the only engineers obsessed with […]

Discover Surface Activated® Polymers – EMC+SIPI 2019

July 17, 2019  |  Troy, MI SAT Plating LLC, a leading plastics plating company, is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2019 IEEE International Symposium on EMC + Signal and Power Integrity in New Orleans, LA from July 22-26, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  SAT Plating is in booth […]

Discover Surface Activation® – Rapid + TCT 2019

May 6, 2019 | Troy, MI SAT Plating LLC, a leading plastics plating company, is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the upcoming Rapid + TCT 2019 Show in Detroit, MI from May 21-23, 2019 at the Cobo Center. SAT Plating will be exhibiting in booth #449. SAT Plating has technology-enabling plating capabilities […]

Expand Your Development Team Series, Part 2 – Consider How We Can Help With Your Product Design

In Part One, we discussed product development considerations with polymer selection, part geometry, and molding conditions. In today’s article our focus is on adding functionality to your product, part processing and finishing considerations: Functional – Structural – Performance Platings The most common functional metal platings are Copper and Nickel due to their relatively low cost […]

Expand Your Development Team Series, Part 1 – Consider How We Can Help With Your Product Design

In today’s economy, excellence is the price of entry and cost containment is sometimes the difference between product success or failure. All too often, it’s common for a plastic part to be fully designed before the plater is consulted… only to find the going-in assumptions need revisiting. Likewise, many good ideas get discarded based on […]

Discover SelectPlate™ at MD&M West, Anaheim 2019

Selective metal plating only where you need it with strong adhesion on medical-grade polymers… visit us in Anaheim. January 18, 2019  |  Troy, MI SAT Plating LLC, a leading plastics plating company, is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the upcoming MD&M West Show in Anaheim, CA from February 5-7, 2019 at the […]

Old Dog – New Tricks: PVC & CPVC Can Now Be Electroplated

High adhesion + superior finish on PVC/CPVC SAT Plating is pleased to announce that it can now electroplate parts and products made with PVC and CPVC resins, including films | fibers | injection-molded | 3D printed parts. SAT has robust processes for obtaining great plating adhesion to PVC CPVC, without the need to media blast […]

The Value of R&D Plating – Validate Your Product Concept

Improve designs, reduce costs, & know before you go One of the most valuable services we offer to customers is the metal plating of prototype, R&D, and pre-production polymer samples. These samples are invaluable to product development because they confirm design strengths and expose needed improvements – permitting relatively inexpensive changes or modifications before requirements […]

Plating 3D Printed Parts – Challenges & Considerations

Whether called 3D printing, rapid manufacturing, or additive manufacturing, this industry is experiencing explosive technical growth. With each passing year customers have an ever-increasing choice of manufacturing techniques and machinery, but also an equally expanding selection of polymer choices with improved performance characteristics. SAT Plating is keeping abreast with this changing landscape by participating and […]

Plating Engineered Plastics – Avoid All The Headaches

Plating high-performance plastics presents challenges for which many engineers and product development teams are not prepared. High scrap rates and costly reworking of parts is a common story from those who have ventured down the plating path. Let’s explain the basics and keep your next project on track from day one. Metals are better conductors [...]

Lincoln Key Fobs Case Study

The Tier 1 supplier of the Ford Motor Company was in search of a company to create and supply chrome plating for the key fobs of their Lincoln vehicles. They needed a company that had the ability to plate only selected areas on the part while not compromising the fob’s functionality and sleek design. SAT created the process to chrome plate the fobs and meet high-volume automotive quality standards.

Welch Allyn Pro 6000 Ear Speculum Case Study

Welch Allyn was looking for a company capable of creating a long-lasting probe tip for their Pro 6000 Ear Speculum. They needed a company capable of plating the probe tip without compromising its already tight and sleek design, while also ensuring that the tip was durable. They needed a company that could plate the PC/ABS portion of the tip with a reliable and resilient adhesive. That’s where we stepped in to help.