At SAT Plating we have expanded the range of plateable polymers to include highly difficult-to-plate plastics such as ABS, Nylon (PA), ULTEM® (PEI), Mylar® (PET), PEEK, Kapton® (PAI) and Ryton® (PPS) materials, just to name a few.
This is made possible by SAT’s proprietary Surface Activation® process. This treatment enables us to improve the atomic structure of the polymer surface while using no abrasive blasting or hazardous chemical etching of the substrate. The result is superior adhesion of metal platings with no dimensional changes or erosion of fine details in rapid prototype or injection molded parts.
Surface Activation®, along with our collection of other Adaptive Plating Technologies™, can be selectively applied to rapid prototype, films, membranes, tubes, fiber and fabric configurations as well, allowing us to achieve best-in-class metal plating deposits.