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September 2018

SIFCO ASC deltar på industrimässan i Falun

Vi ställer ut på industrimässan den 26-27 september 2018 på Lugnet i Falun.

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Snart är det dags för industrimässan i Falun och Sifco ASC finns självklart på plats under hela mässan. Du är varmt välkommen att besöka oss!

Kom till vår monter på torget och träffa våra kunniga experter. De kan svara på alla frågor om våra produkter och hur vi skulle kunna hjälpa just er.

För mer information om industrimässan klicka här.

Följ denna länk för att skriva ut dina biljetter.

Vi ser fram emot att lösa dina pläteringsbehov.

July 2018

SIFCO ASC Modernizes R&D Lab

World leading supplier of selective plating technology and solutions, SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), part of Norman Hay plc, has completed a substantial refurbishment of its research and development lab in Cleveland, Ohio.

Originally built in 1992, this is first major site renovation, designed to give research engineers a spacious, practical and durable facility in which to conduct vital research and development work.

On a typical day, the lab accommodates scientists, engineers, and technicians who work to develop SIFCO ASC’s fundamental knowledge through exploratory research and development, as well developing and implementing new technologies and providing direct support to customers as well as the company’s manufacturing teams.

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Newly renovated lab at SIFCO ASC’s Cleveland, Ohio facility.

Danijela Milosevic-Popovich, Research and Development Project Engineer, comments: “Much of what we do in the R&D lab requires creative thinking, experimentation and innovation; all things which are easier, more enjoyable and ultimately more successful in a modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory.

Chic Allen, SIFCO ASC’s North American General Manager, states “The renovation will boost team morale and productivity will benefit considerably, which means our customers will reap the rewards of this considerable investment.”

Committed to employee wellbeing and maintaining workspaces which reflect its innovative, state-of-the-art products and services, SIFCO ASC identified the need for a complete modernisation within the R&D department, which included durable, easy to clean flooring, new cabinets, equipment and facilities and a new ceiling with improved lighting throughout the lab.

Danijela concludes: “Work has recommenced in the new lab with a number of customer-specific projects which require considerable innovation and creativity from our R&D engineering team. We are also busy characterizing our existing product offering through depletion testing while continuing to build our knowledge base on coatings like matrix composite plating.”

For more information on SIFCO ASC, please visit www.sifcoasc.com

SIFCO ASC Talks Automation and Chrome Alternatives at SUR/FIN 2018

Three seasoned industry experts from SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) are sharing their insight on a number of critical industry topics at SUR/FIN 2018 from June 4 – 6, 2018. Subjects covered include alternatives to hard chrome, automation of selective plating, and component restoration for remanufacturing.

The annual conference, this year held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, allows leading surface technology companies to connect, collaborate and contribute to industry developments. Throughout the event, multiple technical sessions will be held on the topics of automotive, aerospace, technology advancements, sustainability and waste management. SIFCO ASC’s focus will be in Session 7 – Aerospace & Defense: Innovating Performance Advancements and in Session 15 – Plating Efficiency Improvements via Equipment, Automation, Material Advances and Lean.

In Session 7, Danijela Milosevic, R&D Engineer and Project Engineer at SIFCO ASC is delivering a talk titled; “Advancements in Brush Plated Metal Matrix Composites (MMC)”. In her presentation, she will review the developmental research of safer, eco-friendly alternatives to hard chrome plating. Alternatives to chrome in the form of MMC, offer unique and superior characteristics to metal plating solutions including hardness, wear resistance, and oxidation protection at high temperatures. Conference attendees can watch Danijela’s presentation on June 4, from 5:00 – 5:30pm.

The second speaker, Derek Kilgore, Mechanical Design and Project Engineer at SIFCO ASC will talk about meeting productivity demand through automation of selective plating in Session 15. In his presentation, on June 6 from 8:30 – 9:00am, Derek will demonstrate how attendees can achieve consistent quality and process repeatability by incorporating automated selective plating into their process. The presentation will include data, video and imagery of a newly-developed, dual-spindled ID plating machine.

Also, in Session 15, Derek Vanek, Technical Manager at SIFCO ASC will present “Surface Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing and Remanufacturing” and discuss why surface engineering technologies should be considered in remanufacturing engineering to restore or improve the performance of worn or failed components. During his 30 years at SIFCO ASC, Derek has worked in sales, training, project management, and marketing while publishing work on engineering technologies. Conference attendees can watch Derek’s presentation on June 6 from 12 – 12:30pm.

For over 50 years SIFCO ASC has provided selective electroplating and anodizing services, chemical solutions and equipment, offering automated plating systems that can be easily integrated into any production line. A global leader in the industry, SIFCO ASC hopes to provide a deeper understanding to the challenges that face the industry and innovative ways to overcome them.

For more information visit SIFCO ASC on stand 351 or, to set up a meeting, visit: www.sifcoasc.com/surfin-2018

*The SIFCO Process® is a unique and portable plating method used to enhance, repair and refurbish localized areas on components.

January 2018

SIFCO ASC deltar på Underhållsmässan

Vi ställer ut på Underhållsmässan den 13-16 mars 2018 på Svenska Mässan i Göteborg.

Snart är det dags för Underhållsmässan i Göteborg och Sifco ASC finns självklart på plats under hela mässan. Du är varmt välkommen att besöka oss!

Vi kommer att visa upp det senaste inom selektiv plätering.

Kom till monter B00:09 och träffa våra kunniga experter. De kan svara på alla frågor om våra produkter och hur vi skulle kunna hjälpa just er.

För mer information om Underhållsmässan klicka här.

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Vi ser fram emot att lösa dina pläteringsbehov.

Exceptional performance of Authorised SIFCO Partner recognised

Surface finishing company TSR, SIFCO ASC Authorised Partner in Poland, has delivered exceptional sales growth in their first twelve months of partnership.

To recognise this performance, Mark Cattle, Group Sales Director SIFCO ASC, awarded Adam Radziszewski, Managing Director TSR, with a Certificate of Performance. The presentation was made during TSR’s recent visit to SIFCO ASC UK and, at the same time, the SIFCO Authorised Partner agreement was renewed and extended for the next 2 years.

Mark Cattle commented: “We selected TSR as an Authorised Partner due to their technical ability and established contact base in a number of key industries including: oil & gas; power generation; aerospace and advanced engineering. I am delighted that our choice of Authorised Partner for Poland has been vindicated by TSR’s exceptional growth during our first year of partnership, underpinned by high levels of sales and marketing proactivity driven by Adam and by Malgorzata Kijowski, Marketing Manager. I look forward to continued success from our renewed agreement.”

Adam Radziszewski, Managing Director and founder of TSR said: “The SIFCO Process® is renowned and specified across many industries for its ability to enhance, repair or refurbish critical components. We are thrilled to have grown our SIFCO Process® business so rapidly during the first twelve months and I have been delighted with the training and sales support the SIFCO ASC team has provided to help us on our growth path.”

May 2016

SIFCO ASC showcases selective plating benefits at EASA 2016

Attendees of the 2016 Electronic Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Convention and Exhibition are invited to visit SIFCO ASC, world leading supplier of selective plating solutions to learn more about the benefits of selective plating for electro mechanical applications.

Due to take place in Toronto, ON, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between June 12th – 14th , the EASA Convention welcomes more than 3,000 attendees from some of the brightest and most innovative names in electrical mechanics.

Selective plating plays a vital role in the electric motor repair industry due to the significant time and cost savings it can offer in extending maintenance intervals and service life. End bells, which house the bearings that support both ends of a motor shaft, often suffer from fretting corrosion during operation. The SIFCO Process® is used to plate the end bell bores to size with nickel and takes significantly less time than alternative methods such as sleeving, welding, thermal spray, or tank plating processes.

For attendees particularly interested in alternatives to chrome plating, SIFCO ASC representatives will be on hand to discuss the benefits of selective brush plating with Hard Nickel (SIFCO Process Code 2085) and why many of their customers are already implementing it as a replacement.

EASA is an annual event which gives professionals from the electric motor repair industry the chance to upskill in their field of expertise covering areas such as repairing motors and pumps, managing business, and finding better ways to serve customers.

Chic Allen, General Manager at SIFCO ASC, said: “EASA is an excellent way for us to show the industry the benefits of selective plating as a cost-effective method of repair and the new technologies we are bringing to market. We are really looking forward to catching up with our current customers  as well as meeting new delegates wishing to understand more on how the SIFCO Process® is used  in the electric motor repair industry.”

The SIFCO Process® is also used in many other industrial applications where surfaces need to be protected, repaired or refurbished such as aerospace, power generation and oil & gas.

You can visit SIFCO ASC at: Stand 1332

To register for the event visit: www.easa.com/convention

For more information on SIFCO ASC, visit: www.sifcoasc.co.uk

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Notes to editors

About SIFCO ASC

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 ASC surface enhancement technologies and brush plating services have been utilised for over 50 years on both OEM components and on parts requiring refurbishment in the aerospace, oil and gas, general industry and power generation sectors.

www.sifcoasc.co.uk

About Norman Hay plc

Norman Hay plc is a global chemicals, sealants, surface coatings and engineering group with more than 70 years trading history. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the group operates four main divisions: Ultraseal, the market leader in impregnation chemicals and process equipment; Surface Technology, specialists in the development and application of surface treatments with well-known brands including Armourcote; SIFCO ASC, global leaders in selective plating; NHE, manufacturing bespoke process plant and equipment.

www.normanhay.com

For further information contact Natalie Hunt at Wyatt International on +44 (0) 121 454 8181 or email: natalie@wyattinternational.com.

New white paper uncovers best kept aerospace secret

Aerospace Whitepaper CoverThe world’s leading supplier of selective plating technology, SIFCO ASC has launched the first white paper to outline the increased efficiency potential of the process for aerospace applications.

By highlighting the performance and portability of the aerospace approved SIFCO Process®, the white paper makes the case for a wider adoption of selective plating – both for salvage and repair as well as many OEM applications.

Endorsed by Lee Benson, CEO of Able Aerospace Services, ‘Precision and Portability as Standard’ discusses the underestimated value of the SIFCO Process®. Lee comments: “Any new manufacturer or aircraft operator looking to safely repair aircraft components and lower cost is doing themselves a disservice by not considering selective plating for the right applications. The collective cost savings of our global customer base and safety record proves this.”

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.

Innovation in automation

SIFCO ASC also recently unveiled its new automated plating system – a concept not usually associated with the process, suggesting a major step change for SIFCO ASC. The white paper explains how the SIFCO Process® can be automated to deliver cost and productivity improvements across the manufacturing process by using recent examples of machines developed for international aerospace manufacturers.

Derek Vanek, Technical Manager at SIFCO ASC based in Cleveland, Ohio said: “We have serviced the aerospace industry for many years and have numerous prime approvals. The SIFCO Process® is called out in over 30 commercial specifications. However, the changing landscape of the manufacturing sector means companies are hungry for new ways to innovate. This is why we have heavily invested into communicating the benefits that selective plating can provide the industry.”

To download your free version of the white paper visit: www.sifcoasc.co.uk/secret-standard

December 2015

SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts Köper Liquid Development Company

Sifco Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) har köpt alla tillgångar och rättigheter av Liquid Development Company (LDC). Från sitt säte i Cleveland USA har LDC sålt kemikalier och utrustning för användning inom selektiv plätering i USA, Europa, Asien, Kanada, Kina, Mellanösten samt Latin Amerika sedan 1978.

Högsta prioritet för Sifco ASC är att säkerställa oavbruten tillgång av både produkter och service som LDC-kunder är vana vid. Sifco ASC är mycket stolt över sitt rykte för kundservice av högsta rang, och vill säkerställa kunderna att de inte kommer att erfara något avbrott i varken kvalitet eller support. Förvärvet stärker Sifco ASC i sitt mål att öka och stärka sin ledande position inom selektiv plätering.

February 2015

SIFCO ASC and Surface Technology create dynamic force in coatings technology

Norman Hay plc has created a new specialist Coatings Group incorporating SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) and Surface Technology providing a single global access point in surface coating technology.

Lee Shelton, Group Managing Director, Surface Coatings Group

Lee Shelton, Group Managing Director, Surface Coatings Group

SIFCO ASC, which was acquired by Norman Hay in 2012, is the world leading supplier of selective plating services, chemical solutions and equipment as well as creator of the renowned SIFCO Process®. Sister company, Surface Technology offers an extensive range of specialist surface treatments for industrial applications and by combining their technical expertise and market knowledge the group creates a new dynamic force in the coating and surface finishing industry.

The new Coatings Group will be headed by Group Managing Director Lee Shelton, who joined Norman Hay in 2000. Lee, a fluent Japanese speaker, started working for Norman Hay in its impregnation business, Ultraseal International, as Director of International Business, based in Japan. Following several years in key business development and leadership roles for Norman Hay in the Asia Pacific region, Lee relocated to the US in December 2012 as MD of SIFCO ASC.

Lee explained: “Since acquiring the SIFCO ASC business in 2012 and bringing the business into the Norman Hay Group, a number of synergies have emerged. The leadership team at Norman Hay feel that now is the right time to formalise this collaboration by bringing some of the best talent in the industry together under one umbrella. In doing so, we will identify new applications and ways of working which will ultimately benefit our customers’ processes.”

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, SIFCO ASC has operations in three further US states, the UK, Sweden and France as well as partners in Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. Surface Technology, headquartered in Coventry, covers the whole of the UK through seven sites and has plants in Australia and China. In addition to helping the two businesses expand into new locations, the creation of the Coatings Group will also ensure the company maximises its reach in existing markets such as oil & gas, automotive, aerospace and power generation.

Well proven for enhancing, repairing or refurbishing critical components, the SIFCO Process® can now be easily adopted into manufacturing production lines thanks to the company’s recent investment in developing workstations to automate the SIFCO Process®. Lee believes that with the support of Surface Technology, a wider scope of opportunities can be established, providing manufacturers across many industries the opportunity to meet their goals of both increasing quality and productivity and consolidating their supplier base.

When asked what differentiates Norman Hay’s Coatings Group from competitors, Lee said: “Our knowledge and expertise are unrivalled. The industries in which we are most prominent are heavily regulated, such as aerospace, automotive and also oil & gas. Customers in these sectors need reassurance that they are dealing with suppliers who are technical experts driven by the most robust standards and processes to meet highly demanding specifications. We now have more engineers and Quality Managers in our group than ever, with a combined service of 243 years.”

Significant investments are being made into recruitment, such as the recent appointment of a new European Sales Manager and a Design Engineer on the robotics side, along with refurbishment of existing facilities and new equipment.

Vic Bellanti, Chief Executive of Norman Hay, concluded: “We already receive requests from customers to offer a wider range of services in order to keep their supplier base to a minimum and now, through our Coatings Group, we offer an enhanced one-stop, multi-coat, capability. The team will now be selling the combined capability of the Group rather than one individual company.”

August 2014

SIFCO ASC är klara med utbyggnaden av den svenska anläggningen

Den världsledande leverantören av selektiv pläteringsteknik, SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), har slutfört utbyggnaden av sin svenska anläggning.

Projektet startade i september 2013 och tog åtta månader att slutföra. Utbyggnaden av befintlig anläggning i Rättvik, Sverige, har inneburit att lokalernas yta utökats med 250m² upp till nuvarande 680 m².

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SIFCO ASC Sverige utför service med selektiv plätering och utför arbeten för bl.a. kraftindustrin. Företagets kunder omfattar bland andra Siemens och ABB. Rättviksanläggningen, som köptes 2005, arbetade ofta med full kapacitet före utbyggnaden på grund av hög efterfrågan.

Lee Shelton, Group Managing Director på SIFCO ASC, säger: ”Utbyggnaden ger SIFCO ASC Sverige möjlighet att utveckla sin verksamhet och visar hur SIFCO ASC fortsätter att växa med stöd av ägaren Norman Hay plc. Rättviksfabriken är SIFCO ASC:s fotfäste i Norden och denna utveckling bör göra det möjligt för oss att utöka våra tjänster, inte bara i Skandinavien utan även till grannländerna.

”Det extra utrymmet i vår svenska anläggning kommer att möjliggöra ytterligare försäljningstillväxt genom ökad kapacitet och arbetskraft, samtidigt som anläggningens förbättrade utförande gynnar såväl hälsa som säkerhet för alla anställda.”

Jan-Olov Olsén, VD på SIFCO ASC Sweden, tillägger: “Det känns bra att ha slutfört utbyggnaden. Den svenska serviceverkstaden hanterar de största komponenterna i hela SIFCO ASC men hade tidigare den minsta golvytan. Expansionen innebär att vi kan ta in mer pläteringsarbeten i våra lokaler och anställa fler personal.”

”Utbyggnaden kommer att vara en enorm fördel för SIFCO ASC. Det kommer att ge en ökad effektivitet och anläggningen blir mer ekonomisk på grund av större utrymme. Det ger oss möjlighet att utveckla nya affärer och nya marknader, och vi kan nu erbjuda förbättrade tjänstelösningar till våra kunder.”

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Förutom utbyggnaden av lokalerna har Rättviks kommun låtit SIFCO ASC Sweden hyra en del av den angränsande tomten för att skapa en ny tillfartsväg som kommer att medföra förbättringar för lastning och lossning av gods på platsen.

SIFCO ASC har, med över 50 års erfarenhet, hjälpt kunder world wide att uppfylla sina selektiva pläteringskrav. Selektiv plätering är en portabel pläteringsmetod som används för att förbättra, reparera och renovera lokaliserade områden på diverse maskinkomponenter.

 

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