SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts has developed a process to selectively brush plate adherent deposits onto Ti 6-4 and Ti 6-6-2 to improve the surface properties of localized areas on components for either OEM or repair applications. The technology is designed to optimize the adhesion of the deposit to titanium alloys by effective removal of titanium’s passive oxide and micro-roughening to increase surface area. Brush plated deposits consistently meet the adhesion requirements of AMS 2451 and ASTM B 571 (bend test method), with no hydrogen embrittlement per GM 3661P. With an adherent base layer of nickel, many additional deposits can be selectively plated to a precise thickness for: preparation for brazing, improved wear resistance, improved corrosion protection, better lubricity, increased hardness, increased conductivity, resizing and refurbishing.
Finishing Lines Per Shop
The average plating shop has about eight finishing lines in use, while the average Top Shops has almost 13 lines, according to the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey results.