SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

5708 E Schaaf Rd.
Independence, OH 44131 US


SIFCO ASC - Cadmium Kit

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts introduces a new highly portable cadmium travel kit for LHE® touchup applications. The kit,specifically designed for the aerospace industry, is ideal for AOG operations where repair times are critical. This kit features the maximum amount of cadmium solutions allowed for shipment via commercial and private ground carriers.When an aircraft is grounded for critical repairs, revenue is at risk. The touchup kit was designed for situations where time is of the essence. The SIFCO ASC kit contains everything a trained technician needs to quickly make repairs and get aircraft back into service.


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Company Profile

      SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts provide practical, cost-effective selective brush plating solutions to improve part performance and reduce manufacturing costs through corrosion protection, increased wear resistance, increased hardness, improved conductivity, anti-galling or slip.

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts is the Industry Leader
in Selective Electroplating Technology

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts provides practical, cost-effective solutions for surface enhancement to improve part performance and reduce manufacturing costs through corrosion protection, increased wear resistance, increased hardness, improved conductivity, anti-galling or slip.

Selective Plating: the best kept aerospace secret

SIFCO Process® selective plating.

As Seen In Products Finishing

Portable power pack plating process can be used on the shop floor or in the field.

Power Pack Line Designed for Portability in Selective Plating
Lightweight design and enhanced functionality geared to improve quality, flexibility and safety in selective plating.

Sifco ASC Holding Free Plating, Anodizing Webinar April 24
Focus will be on manufacturing throughout the aerospace supply chain.

range of products

Sifco Plating Systems Integrates to Most Production Lines
Sifco’s automated plating systems can be integrated into any production line.

The outside diameter of the part after plating.

Manufacturer Seizes onto Selective Copper Plating
CW needed to selectively plate a thin layer of copper for anti-galling purposes onto the threads of newly manufactured stainless-steel components.

Sifco Corrosion Engineer Sarah Mederios

Sifco ASC Adds Corrosion Engineer to R&D Team
Sarah Mederios developed her industry experience during her time as an engineering co-op with the Lubrizol Corp.


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.

people working at a food bank

Sifco ASC Staff Help at Local Food Bank
A total of 29 colleagues donated 116 volunteer hours to this worthy cause to help the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which provides more than 50,000,000 meals each year.

men looking at robot coating parts

Automated Selective Plating Takes Off With Safran Project
Sifco ASC has partnered with Safran on various surface finishing projects for more than 20 years, including recent work to increase wear resistance on an aircraft’s axles.

Study Reveals Finishing Industry Barriers to Phasing Out Cadmium
Sifco conducted the survey, which they say was done to gage the industry knowledge of about speculation that the U.S. aerospace industry will phase out cadmium by 2023.

Integrated Power Services uses selective brush plating for turbine repairs.

Turbine Repairs Call for Selective Brush Plating Solution
IPS uses in situ repairs to minimize downtime and maintain revenue flows.

Brompton bike

Surface Technology Plates Second Cycle of Brompton Bikes
The Nickel Edition, the most advanced finish used by Brompton to date, is electroless nickel plated by Surface Technology at its Leeds facility in England.

SIFCO ASC’s automated plating systems

Automated Plating Systems Eliminate Use of Immersion Tank
SIFCO Process Automation can be tailored to operate within many production processes.

Sifco ASC Appoints Gruppo Gaser as Italian Partner
Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) partners with one of Italy’s leading specialists in the treatment of metal surfaces, Gruppo Gaser, to grow the global footprint of its SIFCO Process of selective plating.

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) received an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Product Design Assessment (PDA) for its SIFCO Process of selective plating.

Sifco ASC Plating Process Recognized by American Bureau of Shipping
Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) received an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Product Design Assessment (PDA) for its SIFCO Process of selective plating.

Plating Clinic: Adhesion of Brush Plated Deposits
Q. How well does a brush-plated deposit adhere to the base metal?

Sifco ASC to Host Free Event on Extending Equipment Life
‘Extending Equipment Life for You and Your Customers’ will take place on Thursday, September 15 at Sifco’s facility in Houston.

Sifco White Paper Talks Best Kept Aerospace Secret
The white paper makes the case for a wider adoption of selective plating, both for salvage and repair as well as many OEM applications.

Portable Plating Process Repair Gets Crane Mining Again
By repairing the pinion gear of a mining crane in-situ with a selective plating process, a crane was able to return to service with minimal downtime and extend the working life of the gear components.

The application potential and benefits of selective brush plating.

Localizing a Surface Solution
The application potential and benefits of selective brush plating.

SIFCO ASC Flies High With Added Seal Of Approval From Nadcap
Company receives Nadcap AC7108 Rev F accreditation for chemical processing for the aerospace sector at its Cleveland and Connecticut facilities

Sifco ASC Receives OHSAS 18001 Accreditation
The standard is an internationally accepted method used to assess and audit occupational health and safety management systems.

Product Categories of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

Anodizing Processes and Equipment, aluminum hardcoat
Anodizing Processes, aluminum
Brush Plating Equipment, Solutions and Supplies
Coatings, military and government specification
Deburring Equipment, Processes, electrochemical
Electropolishing Equipment
Electropolishing Solutions
EMI/RFI Shielding Finishes
Plating Activators, all metals
Plating and Anodizing Equipment
Plating Processes for Aluminum
Plating Processes, brass or bronze
Plating Processes, cadmium
Plating Processes, chromium
Plating Processes, chromium, trivalent
Plating Processes, cobalt, cobalt alloy
Plating Processes, copper
Plating Processes, gold
Plating Processes, indium
Plating Processes, iron
Plating Processes, nickel
Plating Processes, nickel sulfamate
Plating Processes, nickel, colored
Plating Processes, nickel, satin finish
Plating Processes, palladium
Plating Processes, platinum
Plating Processes, rhodium
Plating Processes, silver
Plating Processes, tin
Plating Processes, tin-lead
Plating Processes, tin-nickel
Plating Processes, zinc
Plating Processes, zinc-nickel
Selective Plating Machines
Stripping Solutions, metal