SIFCO ASC Selective Electroplating and Anodising Solutions for the Aerospace Industry
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (SIFCO ASC) provides selective electroplating and anodising solutions, including plating equipment, high-quality chemical systems, and expert training for the aerospace industry.
Selective plating for aerospace overhauls
SIFCO ASC’s portable method of electroplating sections of components without using immersion tanks is used in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products and for restoring worn or damaged parts.
The company repairs damaged components on-site with its specially designed equipment and plating solutions, reducing major interruptions associated with disassembly and shipping.
There are many operational and maintenance challenges in the aerospace sector such as component wear, corrosion, fretting, and fatigue. SIFCO ASC offers surface treatments for corrosion protection, pre-braze, refurbishment and anodising.
Electroplated deposits for aircraft engineering
SIFCO Process® includes a full portfolio of electroplated deposits that meet the challenging specification requirements for landing gear, flap tracks, turbine casings and housings.
SIFCO Process® provides users with quality-controlled plating solutions, while minimising masking and disassembly for large parts.
The solution reduces production delays, downtime, and hydrogen embrittlement, while the process is environmentally friendly and offers alternatives to cadmium such as zinc-nickel and tin-zinc.
The SIFCO Process increases the service life of aerospace components through their quality plating abilities and have received several industry approvals.
The SIFCO Process® is used by the world’s leading aerospace companies.
On-site plating solutions for aerospace applications
SIFCO ASC has a team of experienced technicians that carry out on-site selective plating at any location.
Specialists offer recommendations on optimised solutions for individual clients and are skilled in plating a large variety of materials and parts.
Industry approvals include:
- AMS 2451
- MIL-STD 865 and 2197 (SH)
- FAA-Certified Repair Station
- ISO 9001:2008
- AS9100D-Registered Quality Management System
About SIFCO ASC
SIFCO ASC has more than 50 years’ experience in selective plating, while its SIFCO Process® is regarded as one of the best in the industry. Consultants and skilled technicians’ comprehensive research allows the company to offer in-depth engineering support and state-of-the-art plating equipment.
The company’s SIFCO Process® is used globally in OEM applications, as well as to repair and maintain important components for leading businesses involved in power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, precision engineering, and electronics.
SIFCO ASC is based in Independence, Ohio, US, and has offices worldwide, including the UK, France, and Sweden.
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Products and Services
Automated Plating Systems
More and more companies are relying on the consistency and traceability that automated processes provide, so why would selective electroplating be any different?
SIFCO ASC Portable Travel Kit
SIFCO ASC portable travel kit allows for on-site touchup applications.
SIFCO Process® Training Programmes
SIFCO ASC has created a series of training programmes designed to meet specific customer needs.
Classic Power Packs
Classic power packs are well-suited to critical plating applications.
SIFCO plating tools consist of an insoluble anode, normally graphite, and an insulated handle.
Automated Selective Plating
Safran Landing Systems (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) is a world-leading manufacturer of landing gear systems.
Eliminating Ergonomic and Environmental Risks from Plating Operation
Based in Muskegon, MI, US, Johnson Technology, a GE Aviation subsidiary, is the leading manufacturer of aircraft engines and engine parts such as blades, vanes, turbines and hangers for the aerospace and power generation industries.
Brush Plating of Tin-Zinc Alloy as an Alternative of Cadmium
Sacrificial coatings are applied to surfaces both by bath and by selective brush plating to protect the underlying substrate from corrosion.
Making the Case for Selective Plating in Aerospace: A Technical Paper
It’s critical to enhance component performance and longevity, and protect or repair equipment.
SIFCO ASC, the global leader of selective electroplating, has brought to market a new plating method named Encapsulated Plating, combining the technology of both selective plating and tank plating.Read more
In aerospace manufacturing, the performance and reliability of components is paramount to delivering safe journeys, even in the face of extreme friction and temperature. But the challenges don’t end there.Read more
Selective plating technology and solutions supplier SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) is inviting customers to learn about selective plating and the benefits of automating the process at its free webinar.Read more
SIFCO ASC has developed a power pack called TechnoPlate® to improve quality, flexibility and safety in the selective plating process.Read more
On 24 April, SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) is offering a free webinar to offer expert advice about the processes of selective plating and selective anodising.Read more