SIFCO ASC will be showcasing its selective electroplating process at this year’s FABTECH 2021 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.
Mark Meyer, North America Sales Manager at SIFCO ASC, said: “This year, we wanted 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!”
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.
Alongside this, SIFCO ASC’s reps will be attending the event to answer any questions around selective electroplating while also discussing SIFCO ASC’s wider service offering, ranging from the new encapsulated plating method and automation to contract service and essential training for any industry.
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.
SIFCO ASC is a Quaker Houghton company, and will be on booth D45762. FABTECH takes place in from 13th-16th September 2021 at McCormick Place, Chicago, US.
For more about SIFCO ASC, please visit www.sifcoasc.com.