• PT Youtube
  • CW Facebook
  • CW Linkedin
  • CW Twitter
9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: SAT Plating

Originally titled 'Precision plating solutions'
Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

SAT Plating creates precision plating solutions to include polymers not traditionally commercialized, such as carbon fiber and high-performance PEEK and Ultem materials. 

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

SAT Plating (Troy, MI, US) emphasizes its focus on creating precision plating solutions for carbon fiber composites and high-performance PEEK and PEI materials. The company’s suite of Adaptive Plating Technologies reportedly enable clients to expand their approach to product design, material selection and production methodologies. The company’s technologies and processes can be applied to a range of polymers and materials including plastics, films, fibers, membranes, fabrics, ceramics and glass. Hybrid and exotic materials can also be processed and plated, and include: glass fiber-reinforced PEEK, PEI and nylon; carbon fiber-reinforced  PEEK, PEI and nylon; and metallic-powder materials mixed with polymers and injection molding. Industries serviced include aerospace, medical, cyber security, industrial applications and more. Typical plated component enhancements include improved wear resistance, EMI/RF shielding, cosmetic enhancement, and improved strength and thermal performance. Booth M107.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Additive manufacturing comes to composites fabrication

    The use of continuous fiber in additive manufacturing systems is not trivial, but it is being done. As this fabrication technology evolves and matures, options for applying it in everything from automotive to aerospace to consumer composites will expand tremendously, creating a host of new opportunities for the composites industry. Read here for who is providing what kind of additive manufacturing technology for use in composites fabrication.

  • Taking the hand out of hand layup

    Hand layup has a long history in aerospace composites fabrication, but it's not well suited for automotive composites manufacturing, where volumes are much higher. But the discrete placement of fiber reinforcements still has value. Research is pointing toward automated hand layup that might help this process bridge the aerospace-to-automotive divide.

  • Preforming goes industrial: Part 1

    ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.


Related Topics

Resources