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.
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.
- AMS 2451
- MIL-STD 865 and 2197 (SH
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
It's critical to enhance component performance and longevity, and protect or repair equipment.
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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).
Selective plating technology and solutions supplier SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) is inviting customers to learn about selective plating and the benefits of automating the process at its free webinar.
SIFCO ASC has created a solution to improve quality, flexibility and safety in the selective plating process.
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) with the President’s E Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
SIFCO ASC is due to attend the SUR/FIN 2019 conference on 3-5 June.
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) will offer expert advice about the processes of selective plating and selective anodising in a free webinar taking place on 24 April.
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.
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts has selectively plated a thin layer of copper onto the threads of newly manufactured stainless-steel components.
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed an extensive renovation of its research and development laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, US.
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) will be sharing its insight on critical industry topics at SUR / FIN 2018 from 4-6 June 2018.
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 Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has produced the first ever robotic selective plating station, which will be added to Safran Landing Systems' landing gear portfolio.
World leader in selective plating SIFCO ASC is holding an event to advise companies on how they can extend the life span of their industrial equipment through selective plating of OEM and worn components.
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.
The world's leading supplier of selective plating technology, SIFCO ASC has launched the first white paper to outline the increased efficiency potential of the process for aerospace applications.
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.
World-leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, SIFCO ASC has recognized the contribution of 41 employees in its US business with combined service of more than 500 years.
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.
Norman Hay plc has created a new specialist coatings group, incorporating SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) and Surface Technology, to provide a single global access point in surface coating technology.
By repairing the pinion gear of a mining crane in-situ with the SIFCO Process®, industrial gearing manufacturer Horsburgh & Scott Co. was able to return the crane to service with minimal downtime and extend the working life of the gear components.
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 Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed the expansion of its Swedish facility.
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 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.
Scientific research on a less toxic alternative to rotorcraft corrosion protection will be presented by SIFCO ASC and Bell Helicopter experts at the National Association for Surface Finishing's (NASF) SUR FIN Manufacturing and Technology Tradeshow and Conference 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, US.