An electroform provided a shielded answer within the existing footprint at about one-tenth the cost of a stamping.
The nickel electroform met the harsh environmental requirements of the application.
A close working relationship and early involvement are essential between the device design team and the electroform vendor.
Made of metal formed electrochemically on a sacrificial mandrel, electroforms can be made as small as 0.
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Photo Stencil's technology includes the patented AMTX E-FAB(R) electroform stencils, the new high-performance proprietary NicAlloy(TM) stencil, laser-cut stencils and chem-etch stencils.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Photo Stencil was founded in 1979 and currently holds many patents and trademarks, as well licensed rights from Xerox for the AMTX E-FAB electroform stencil technology patent.
The study, performed by Heraeus, proves that the AMTX E-FAB Electroform stencil, Photo Stencil's flagship product, produces significantly better print performance than an Electroform Nickel foil that has its apertures formed by laser-cutting.
Bill Coleman, vice president of technology at Photo Stencil, and Mike Burgess, the company's stencil product manager, authored the accompanying paper, "Stencil Performance Comparison / AMTX E-FAB Electroform vs.
There have been claims that the performance of laser-cut electroform nickel foils are comparable to electroform stencils," said Coleman.
How do electroforms pay off for medical equipment manufacturers?
An advantage of electroforms is that their internal dimensions can be verified before the parts are made.