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Selective Electroplating and Anodising Solutions

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (SIFCO ASC) is the global leader in selective electroplating and anodising service.

5708 E Schaaf Road,
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.

SIFCO ASC offers a full range of plating solutions that include AeroNikl, Cadmium LHE, copper, nickel, nickel-tungsten, cobalt, gold, platinum, and silver, tin and zinc.
AeroNikl® Flow Systems are heated pumping systems designed to work with solutions best plated at an elevated temperature.
With seven types of anodic coatings, the SIFCO Process® of selective anodizing is an advanced method of anodizing localised areas of aluminum components without an immersion tank.
Auxilary equipment assists in the plating process by holding and rotating the component, or holding and oscillating the plating tool. Other equipment includes ventilation systems and solution chillers.
SIFCO ASC carries classic and advanced power packs or rectifiers in a variety of different sizes and DC amps output.
The SIFCO Process® is the leading method of brush plating. SIFCO ASC provides chemical solutions, equipment, and contract services.
SIFCO Process® Travel Kits are designed for application critical brush plating repairs in the field. Emergency touch-up applications using Cadmium LHE® and Zinc-Nickel LHE® on aerospace components or silver non-cyanide on power generation components are now made easier.
Designed with operator and application in mind, the SIFCO Process® Workstation has convenient eye-level shelves for a power pack, pumps, and other accessories.

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.

Training Programmes

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

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

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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).

20 January 2020

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.

23 November 2018

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.

1 February 2018

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.

16 May 2016

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.

20 October 2015

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.

24 May 2015

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.

6 October 2014

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.

6 October 2014

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.

2 June 2014


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United States of America


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