Sifco ASC Modernizes R&D Lab

Originally built in 1992, this is the first major renovation to the site, designed to give research engineers a spacious, practical and durable facility in which to conduct R&D work for the company’s selective brush plating solutions.

Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has completed a substantial refurbishment of its research and development laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio.

Originally built in 1992, this is the first major renovation to the site, designed to give research engineers a spacious, practical and durable facility in which to conduct R&D work for the company’s selective brush plating solutions. The modernization includes durable, easy to clean flooring; new cabinets and equipment; and a new ceiling with improved lighting.

Danijela Milosevic-Popovich, research and development project engineer, says that on a typical day, the lab accommodates scientists, engineers and technicians who perform exploratory R&D to develop Sifco ASC’s fundamental knowledge, as well develop and implement new technologies, and provide direct support to customers and the company’s manufacturing teams.

“Much of what we do in the R&D lab requires creative thinking, experimentation and innovation—all things which are easier, more enjoyable and ultimately more successful in a modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory,” Milosevic-Popovich says.

Chic Allen, Sifco ASC’s North American general manager, says the renovation will boost team morale, and productivity will benefit considerably, allowing customers to reap the rewards of this investment.

“Work has recommenced in the new lab with a number of customer-specific projects which require considerable innovation and creativity from our R&D engineering team,” Milosevic-Popovich says. “We are also busy characterizing our existing product offering through depletion testing while continuing to build our knowledge base on coatings like matrix composite plating.”

For information, visit sifcoasc.com.