Electroforming - A Unique Metal Fabrication Process (10084)
By Ron Parkinson. Electroforming plays an important role in our daily lives. We have contact with it many times each day and it greatly enhances our lifestyle in a variety of way. In addition, it is an extremely versatile process. It is used to produce micro components for the medical and electronics industries and huge components for the aircraft and aerospace industries. For many applications it has become indispensable and yet outside the electroforming community, little appears to be known about the process and its applications. Most metallurgists, engineers and designers are not well informed on the subject as it is rarely, if ever, included in technical courses presented at colleges or universities. Nevertheless, it is a unique metal fabrication process and nickel in the dominant metal in this industry.