Selective plating increases aerospace efficiency potential

27th April 2016
Source: SIFCO ASC
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Selective plating increases aerospace efficiency potential

SIFCO ASC has launched a whitepaper which outlines the increased efficiency potential of selective plating for aerospace applications. By highlighting the performance and portability of the aerospace approved SIFCO Process, the paper makes the case for a wider adoption of selective plating - for salvage, repair and many OEM applications.

Endorsed by Lee Benson, CEO, Able Aerospace Services, Precision and Portability as Standard discusses the underestimated value of the SIFCO Process. Lee commented: “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, 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.

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 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, SIFCO ASC, added: “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.”

Download the whitepaper here.


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