electroforming


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electroforming

[i′lek·trə‚fȯr·miŋ]
(metallurgy)
Shaping components by electrodeposition of the metal on a pattern.
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Electroforming produced a rigid, low-mass probe in small lots at about a third the cost of precision machining.
Electroforming provided a strong, precision camera housing and one-tenth to one-twentieth the cost of precision manual machining.
There is very little information published on the subject of electroforming and almost no opportunity for those involved in this important technology to obtain any formal training in the subject.
The subjects to be covered will include a detailed description of the properties of electroforming solutions - and of the deposits produced from them - together with contributions on mandrel technology plant and equipment for electroforming, health and safety and environmental considerations.
Although machined foams are cut directly from CAD data to generate the needed reverse shape, many of the materials are too light to remain submerged in the electroforming solution.