SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), the world’s leading supplier of selective plating technology, will be presenting its automated plating systems at the SUR/FIN® Manufacturing & Technology Trade Show & Conference. The team will be exhibiting its automated system’s ability to improve production efficiency, increase process control and reduce costs in surface finishing operations.

With automation dominating industry agendas, the event provides SIFCO ASC the ideal platform to profile its innovative automation process. Derek Kilgore, SIFCO Mechanical Design and Project Engineer, has been selected to present at the Innovations Improving Technology Session on Wednesday, June 21.

The presentation will review the evolution of selective plating (electroplating localized areas on components without the use of an immersion tank) into an automated process. From, computer program control of voltage and time to a robotic arm used to move the electrode – SPC charts of the deposit properties measured on production parts using automation show that both stages resulted in substantially improved process capability. Through videos and case studies, Kilgore will demonstrate how attendees can achieve consistent quality, reduce production costs and optimize their operation through automated selective plating.

SIFCO Process® Automation can be tailored to operate within many production processes, and delivers accurate and controlled deposits with minimal operator involvement. By automating the process, SIFCO ASC has introduced an ideal alternative for manufacturers looking to enhance the surfaces of higher volume and complex geometry production components. The process also reduces costs by improving production efficiency, flexibility, coating quality and repeatability.

Lee Shelton, Managing Director at SIFCO ASC, said: ‘Automated solutions are playing an increasingly important role in enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturing and we are committed to contributing toward this momentum with our automated plating system.’

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