SIFCO ASC Selective Electroplating and Anodising Solutions


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.

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Press Release

SIFCO ASC Renovates US Research and Development Laboratory

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed an extensive renovation of its research and development laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, US.

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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.


5708 E Schaaf Road




United States of America

+1 800 765 4131 +1 216 524 6331


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Press Release

9 August 2018

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed an extensive renovation of its research and development laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, US.

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24 May 2018

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) will be sharing its insight on critical industry topics at SUR / FIN 2018 from 4-6 June 2018.

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1 February 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.

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13 September 2017

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.

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17 August 2016

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.

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16 May 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.

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12 May 2016

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.

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20 October 2015

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.

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18 October 2015

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.

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24 May 2015

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.

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20 May 2015

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.

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19 May 2015

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.

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6 October 2014

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.

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6 October 2014

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed the expansion of its Swedish facility.

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6 October 2014

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.

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2 June 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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30 May 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.

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Regional Offices


5708 E Schaaf Road




United States of America

+1 800 765 4131 +1 216 524 6331

7520 Bluff Point Dr




United States of America

+1 281 444 6500 +1 216 524 6331

22 Thompson Rd, Dock #4

E Windsor



United States of America

+1 860 623 6006 +1 216 524 6331

1333 Azalea Garden Rd, Unit F




United States of America

+1 757 855 4305 +1 216 524 6331

Unit 12-14

Aston Fields Trading Estate

Aston Road


B60 3EX


United Kingdom

+011 44 1527 557740 +011 44 1527 832856

Furudalsvagen 9


795 32


+011 46 248 125 25 +011 46 248 135 86

16 rue de la Noue Guimante

Lots 22/23

PA de La Courtilliere

Saint-Thibault des Vignes



+011 33 1 60 94 07 87 +011 33 1 60 94 07 89

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