SIFCO ASC, a Quaker Houghton company, will be showcasing its selective electroplating process at this year’s FABTECH 2022 under the show’s FAB to FINISH Production Experience. The live workshop provides attendees with the opportunity to observe parts production, from fabrication through to the finishing process – all on the show floor.
Coordinated by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), FAB to FINISH will demonstrate a variety of fabrication and finishing techniques. Production processes on show include laser cutting, bending and pre-treatment, powder coating, curing, and finally, the SIFCO Process®, SIFCO ASC’s world leading selective electroplating solution.
Providing a level of portability over rival plating methods, selective electroplating will be especially relevant to attendees looking to either enhance the surface of OEM components, apply permanent repairs, or salvage worn and mis-machined parts. These surface finishing techniques can be done all without the need to transport the part to offsite premises.
Chic Allen, General Manager at SIFCO ASC, said: “Like last year, we want to provide FABTECH visitors with a truly comprehensive and memorable experience of what we do at SIFCO ASC. After going through the various workshops, attendees will be able to join us at the final stage of production, where they can watch how we plate copper through selective electroplating. Best of all, they can take the part home as a souvenir!”
The FAB to FINISH Production Experience starts at the laser cutting and bending booths. From there, attendees will be directed to the finishing pavilion where parts will then be cleaned, ready for the attendee to powder coat the component themselves after watching the curing process. Finally, SIFCO ASC will plate the part with copper using selective electroplating.
Attendees will see first-hand the efficiency of the selective electroplating process and the minimal tools and equipment necessary to conduct on-site plating, such as power packs, leads, anodes, solutions, trays, and portable ventilation. SIFCO ASC reps will be on the stand to answer any questions around selective electroplating while also discussing SIFCO ASC’s wider service offering, ranging from the new Advanced Solution Control System with dripless tooling and automation to contract service and the various training services for any industry.
Alongside this, SIFCO ASC will also be presenting on the benefits of automation. Join Chic Allen on Wednesday, November 9, in room B405 at 8 am as he discusses how attendees can improve the productivity and repeatability of their plating operation through automation.
SIFCO ASC will be on booth B5159. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding tradeshow and will be held at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2022.