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Selective Electroplating and Anodising Solutions

5708 E Schaaf Road,
44131 Ohio,
United States of America

5708 E Schaaf Road,
44131 Ohio,
United States of America


SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (SIFCO ASC) is the global leader in selective electroplating and anodising service. They also offer a full line of plating equipment, manufacture quality chemical solutions and provide certified training worldwide.

SIFCO ASC has over 50 years’ experience in selective plating and its SIFCO Process® is regarded as the best in the industry. This includes comprehensive research and development and engineering support, a team of consultants and skilled technicians, as well as state-of-the-art plating equipment.

Selective plating for repairs and refurbishment in the Power Generation industry

SIFCO ASC services the world’s leading players in the power generation industry using the SIFCO Process®. SIFCO ASC’s portable method of electroplating sections of a product without using immersion tanks is commonly used on original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products and for refurbishing mis-machined parts. With specially designed, portable equipment and plating technology, SIFCO ASC can repair damaged components on-site. This eliminates major delays associated with disassembly and shipping, minimising downtime.

There are numerous operational and maintenance challenges facing the power generation industry, such as component wear, corrosion, fretting and conductivity. SIFCO ASC surface treatments are used to decrease electrical contact resistance, improve wear resistance, improve corrosion resistance, and develop hard surfaces.

Electroplated deposits for engineering applications

The SIFCO Process® includes a full range of electroplated deposits that meet the demanding engineering requirements for bus bars, containment vessels, diesel engines, generators, nuclear components, turbine valves, turbines, bearing journals, slip rings, shafts and engine components.

Benefits of the SIFCO Process® include:

  • Portable process for on-site repairs
  • Minimal masking and disassembly
  • Large parts can be processed
  • Fewer delays in production and reduced downtime
  • Quality controlled plating to specified thicknesses
  • Reduced hydrogen embrittlement
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Efficient electrical power consumption
  • Custom, engineered solutions
  • Numerous industry approvals
  • Quality plating results
  • Superior technical knowledge and expertise
  • Increased service life of components

On-site plating solutions

For customers that require service at their site, SIFCO ASC has a team of experienced technicians that can carry out selective plating at virtually any location.

SIFCO ASC’s skilled service technicians are experienced in plating a wide variety of materials and components and can recommend the best solution for our customers.

Industry approvals:

  • AMS 2451
  • MIL-STD 865 and 2197 (SH
  • MIL-I-45208
  • FAA Approved Repair Stations
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • AS9100C Registered Quality Management System

Discover the possibilities with the SIFCO Process®

Discover the SIFCO Process® and find out why selective plating is used for OEM applications as well as repairing and maintaining critical components for leading power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, precision engineering, electronic and many other leading organisations, worldwide.


SIFCO plating tools consist of an insoluble anode, normally graphite, and an insulated handle. Since high currents are passed through the plating tool, heat is developed.

Power Packs

Classic power packs are well-suited to critical plating applications. These packs are lightweight and portable, and manual dials allow the voltage to be changed quickly.

Automated Plating Systems

More and more companies are relying on the consistency and traceability that automated processes provide, so why would selective electroplating be any different?

Training Programmes

SIFCO ASC has created a series of training programs designed to meet specific customer needs.

The SIFCO Process Overview

This is a brief video giving an overview of SIFCO's advanced selective plating technology.

Plating Process Workstations

Powell Electrical Systems Inc, Delta/Unibus Division, has reduced the process time taken to selectively plate each side of its copper bus bars by 90%, saving approximately $100,000 in labour costs due to a unique semi-automated workstation developed by SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), a leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions.

SIFCO Plating Process

Integrated Power Services (IPS) is the USA’s leading independent provider of repair and maintenance services for electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission components.

SIFCO Process® Selective Plating

It's critical to enhance component efficiency, longevity and protection, or to repair equipment. And unlike conventional methods such as tank platin the Sifco process isn't slow or inconvenient.

Quaker Houghton Acquires Norman Hay for £80m

Quaker Houghton has closed the acquisition of the operating divisions of Norman Hay plc, a private UK company that provides speciality chemicals, operating equipment and services to industrial end markets, for a purchase price of £80m ($98m).

SIFCO ASC Presents Plating in Grooves

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has recently presented “Plating in Grooves”, which is a webinar covering alternative surface finishing methods and plating techniques for o-ring grooves, recesses, keyways, threads, and other complex shapes.

TSR Awarded Certificate of Performance by Partner SIFCO ASC

Surface finishing company TSR, SIFCO ASC Authorised Partner in Poland, has seen an exceptional sales growth in their first twelve months of partnership and TSR managing director Adam Radziszewski has been presented with a Certificate of Performance by SIFCO ASC group sales director Mark Cattle.

SIFCO ASC Showcases Selective Plating Benefits at EASA 2016

Attendees of the 2016 Electronic Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Convention and Exhibition are invited to visit SIFCO ASC, world leading supplier of selective plating solutions to learn more about the benefits of selective plating for electro mechanical applications.

SIFCO ASC Showcases Time-Saving Cadium Travel Kit at Heli-Expo

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), the world leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions will be showing technicians attending HELI-EXPO how they can save critical repair time with its portable Cadmium travel kit.

SIFCO ASC Shows Portable Silver Repair Capability to POWER-GEN Delegates

Leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, SIFCO ASC, will be showing engineering and maintenance professionals in the power generation and distribution industry how they can minimise costly downtime and power outages with its silver repair travel kit at this year's POWER-GEN international conference.

SIFCO ASC Hosts Global Partner Conference

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), a leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, recently hosted a three-day Global Partner Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, US.

SIFCO Workstations Improve Plating Process for Powell

A unique semi-automated workstation developed by SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has been used by Powell Electrical Systems, Delta / Unibus Division, to reduce the process time taken to selectively plate each side of its copper bus bars by 90%, saving approximately $100,000 in labour costs.

SIFCO at EASA Convention 2014

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), a world leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, will be showcasing the versatility of the SIFCO Process® at the Electronic Apparatus Service Association (EASA) convention and exhibition 2014.


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