PLATINUM PLATING SERVICES
ProPlate’s dedicated new product development team supports new medical device projects from concept through commericialization through our proven process roadmap.
ProPlate® has a library of solutions for a wide range of parts and industries. We are always pleased to take on new challenging projects and expand out Platinum Plating Services.
…has a lustrous silvery-white color, and unlike Silver, it does not tarnish. Platinum is one of the rarest precious metals, rarer than gold. It is one of the densest metals available. It is nearly twice as dense as lead yet stable chemically, making it corrosion resistant and wear-resistant. Platinum is a great conductor of electricity and is also malleable and ductile, giving it the ability to deform without losing its strength. Platinum does not oxidize in the air even at high temperatures and is resistant to harsh acids. Pure Platinum has a very high melting point (1,768°C, 3,214°F), putting it much higher than Gold or Silver with melting points around 1,000°C.
Platinum is an incredibly useful and practical metal used in the medical device manufacturing industry.
Catheters are one of the most common medical devices used today for delivering medication to specific areas, performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Most catheters can benefit from using platinum in different ways. Platinum can be used as electrode material in Electrophysiology Catheters to monitor and measure the activity of certain cardiac muscles, or to ablate and stimulate anatomy within the body. Platinum guide-wire can also be used to guide and maneuver catheters to certain treatment sites. Doctors can use a Platinum marker band at the distal end of a catheter under radiographic imaging to see and operate on an area without an invasive incision.
Pacemaker components, heart valve splices, and coronary stents often times include Platinum components such as marker bands, leads, and electrodes. Due to its high biocompatibility, using Platinum reduces the risk that the body will reject an implant. Platinum’s ductility serves as the perfect solution for making the extremely small wires that connect all the tiny electronics within a pacemaker.
Platinum can be used for the external structures of certain devices such as neuromodulation devices. These devices are developed to send electrical signals to the central nervous system. This helps treat and manage chronic neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease. Platinum allows for electrical conductivity and a metallic layer on the external structure of the device.
ProPlate® partners with industry-leading medical technology companies around the world who share our core values; Innovative, Collaborative, Critical Thinking, Driven, Quality Minded, and Reputable.
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Professional Plating Inc. has specialized in engineered coating solutions for the medical industry for more than 35 years. The company works with customers from the prototype development stage through production to create custom electroplating solutions designed for unique requirements. ProPlate® has pioneered selective precious metal plating innovations for medical devices and applications such as balloon catheters, radiopaque markers, and catheter-based components and continues to be an industry-leading electroplater.