SAT Plating’s new SelectPlate™ process allows biocompatible polymers to be electroplated to achieve superior performance characteristics.

  • Deliver innovative products to customers faster
  • Be the technology leader in your market
  • Broad range of substrate & design capabilities

We live in an increasingly “connected world” that allows us to communicate with our household appliances, security systems, light fixtures, and vehicles. The medical industry also operates in this “connected” environment. Implantable devices, chemotherapy ports, pharmaceutical dispensers, and intravenous tubes can now communicate with physicians, caretakers and us. As medical devices continue to evolve, there is an increasing need for smaller and more capable batteries, sensors, and component applications (i.e. electro-surgical devices, radiopaque markers).

To facilitate these emerging concepts getting to market, electrical conductivity, signal detection, localized heating, and EMI/RFI shielding are some of the critical performance characteristics required. Previously, design engineers have faced limited options with biocompatible polymers and even fewer polymers that can achieve necessary performance requirements.

With SAT Plating’s SelectPlateprocess, these barriers are removed. Device manufacturers can include the best polymers in their designs to create the innovative technology that allow you to stay in front of market demands.

Plateable Substrates

·      Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

·     Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE, TPU)

·      Polysulfone (PSU)

·      Polyethylene (PE)

·     Poly-p-xylylene (Parylene)  

· Polyetherimide (PEI) / Ultem™ ·

·      Polyamides (Nylon)

·      Polyimides (PI)

·      Polyurethane (PUR)

·      Polyacrylate (PMMA)

·      Polystyrene (PS)

·      Polypropylene (PP)

·      Polyether Sulfone (PES)

·      Polyester Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

and many more

Plating the entire substrate or selectively plating films, fibers, tubes and geometrically dynamic parts is possible. In the above photo, a small gold band plated onto different biocompatible polymers acts as a radiopaque marker. Likewise, a small circuit can be plated for signal attenuation. Additionally, copper plating can be used with a subsequent polymeric coating applied over it for certain applications.

SAT Plating collaborates with customers to provide the innovative technologies needed to drive the technology and the medical device market.

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