SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

5708 E Schaaf Rd.
Independence, OH 44131 US


Selective Plating: the best kept aerospace secret

SIFCO Process® selective plating. Precision and portability as standard.

By highlighting the performance and extreme portability of the aerospace approved SIFCO Process®, this white paper makes the case for the wider use of selective plating – both for salvage and repair as well as many OEM applications. Using case studies and comparisons with other plating technologies, the paper clearly demonstrates the advantages of the SIFCO Process®, most notably the quality of its mechanical properties, the low cost of capital investment, its viability as an alternative to cadmium, and its ease and speed of use - including its on-site deployment in hangars and in the field. The white paper also explains how the SIFCO Process® can be automated to deliver cost and productivity improvements across the manufacturing process.

A Message from SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts

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.

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

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.

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 Achieves OHSAS 18001 Certification
OHSAS 18001 standard is an internationally accepted method used to assess and audit occupational health and safety management systems.

Sifco and Bell Helicopters Present at Sur/Fin
Scientific research on a less toxic alternative to rotorcraft corrosion protection will be presented by SIFCO ASC and Bell Helicopter experts at Sur/Fin

Selective Brush Plating a Tin-Zinc Alloy for Sacrificial Corrosion Protection
A tin-zinc selective brush plated coating has been developed to provide sacrificial corrosion protection without the use of toxic chemicals.

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