SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

5708 E Schaaf Rd.
Independence, OH 44131 US


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      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.

SIFCO ASC - Cadmium Kit

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts introduces a new highly portable cadmium travel kit for LHE® touchup applications.

As Seen In Products Finishing

Women in STEM: A Spotlight
Danijela Milosevic-Popovich is a Research and Development Manager at SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts.

Sifco ASC Travel Kits Offer Portable Touch-ups
Kits are designed for on-site operations where repair times are critical.

Automate Your Brush Plating Operation
Derek Kilgore from Sifco ASC says the brush plating operation can be mechanized, semi-automated or even fully automated.

Best Plating Practices for the Application of Brush Plated Zinc-Nickel
Brush plating is an industrial electroplating process designed for demanding OEM and repair applications, without the use of an immersion tank.  This presentation demonstrates the best practices for brush plating zinc-nickel to meet the ASTM standards of hydrogen embrittlement and corrosion protection.  From preparatory steps to the application of a trivalent chromium conversion coating, the proper plating techniques needed to meet the customers’ demanding requirements are discussed.

plating machine

Sifco ASC Welcomes New Ownership
Quaker Houghton has acquired  Norman Hay PLC, a private UK company that provides specialty chemicals, operating equipment and services to industrial end markets.

men holding plaque

Sifco ASC Receives Presidential Award for Exports
Secretary Ross says that Sifco ASC had more than 50% increase in export sales over the past four years.

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.

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

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.

Product Categories of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

Anodizing Processes & Equipment, Aluminum Hardcoat
Anodizing Processes, Aluminum
Brush Plating Equipment, Solutions & Supplies
Coatings, Military & Government Specification
Deburring Equipment, Processes, Electrochemical
Electropolishing Equipment
Electropolishing Solutions
EMI/RFI Shielding Finishes
Plating & Anodizing Equipment
Plating Activators, All Metals
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