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

SIFCO ASC Reduced Selective Plating Costs with Automation
SIFCO ASC’s automated selective plating workstation not only improved the surface quality of finished products, it reduced process times by 90% and saved Powell Electrical Systems around $100,000 annually.

Brush Plating with Metal Matrix Composites
Hard chrome has been used in the plating industry for decades, but due to the environmental and health risks associated with chromium compounds, there’s a call for change. Josh Thomas, electrochemist at SIFCO ASC discusses brush plating and metal matrix composites (MMC), a new generation of electroplating solutions.

Products Finishing Celebrates National Aviation Day

Products Finishing Celebrates National Aviation Day
Finishing plays an important role in the aerospace industry from the anodizing of aerospace components to protective finishes for spacecraft. Here PF rounds up a few recent articles about the role finishing plays in this exciting market.

Polamer Precision Incorporates Selective Plating Into Production Line

Polamer Precision Incorporates Selective Plating Into Production Line
Global aerospace manufacturing company Polamer Precision, has worked with SIFCO ASC to bring a selective plating process in-house for improved output, lead time and quality control.

A Conversation for International Women in Engineering Day

A Conversation for International Women in Engineering Day
SIFCO ASC engineers Dr. Ani Zhecheva Brain and Danijela Milosevic-Popovich discuss the challenges of being a woman in a STEM related field, reflect on the achievements of women in engineering and talk about opportunities for women and girls interested in STEM.

Sifco ASC's Travel Kits Designed for Quick Repairs

Sifco ASC's Travel Kits Designed for Quick Repairs
Sifco ASC's brush plating Travel Kits are made in cadmium, zinc-nickel, and silver noncyanide.

Women in STEM: A Spotlight

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

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

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.

Product Categories of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

Anodizing Processes & Equipment, Aluminum Hardcoat
Anodizing Processes, Aluminum
Anodizing Sealants
Brush Plating Equipment, Solutions & Supplies
Coatings, Military & Government Specification
Cooling Equipment for Plating & Anodizing Solutions
Courses in Electroplating
Deburring Equipment, Processes, Electrochemical
Electropolishing Equipment
Electropolishing Solutions
EMI/RFI Shielding Finishes
Equipment Engineering & Installation Services
Masks, Plating
Plating & Anodizing Equipment
Plating Activators, All Metals
Plating Processes
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, Tin-Zinc
Plating Processes, Zinc
Plating Processes, Zinc-Nickel
Selective Plating Machines
Stripping Solutions, Metal
Tape, Masking for Plating & Painting