Electroforming - additive manufacturing

Electroforming is a method to produce metal parts by precise deposition of metals onto patterned substrates.

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Electroforming is a method to produce metal parts by precise deposition of metals onto patterned substrates. Its uniqueness is that you can grow metal parts atom by atom, providing absolute accuracy and high aspect ratios.

Once you’ve discovered the benefits of electroforming, a whole new world of opportunities opens up. What if you could produce, atom by atom, stress- and burr-free precision metal parts with micron scale accuracy? It would give you the opportunity to raise the bar on precision, tolerance, cost-effectiveness and the capability to withstand higher temperatures.

    Key benefits

    High aspect ratio
    Accurate hole size
    Micron sized holes
    Non clogging holes
    Burr and stress free
    Sharp edges
    Straight side walls
    Highly cost effective method for prototyping, small and (very) large series
    Additive manufacturing process (atom by atom)

    The electroforming process

    Electroforming is an additive manufacturing process specialized for the production of high precision metal parts. Its uniqueness is that you can grow metal parts atom by atom, providing accurate and high aspect ratios. An electrolytic bath is used in this process to deposit metal (nickel, gold, copper) onto a conductive patterned surface; this can be steel or glass. The electroformed part can be harvested from the mandrel, once the material is plated in the desired thickness.

    The electroforming process allows extreme precise duplication of the mandrel. The high resolution of the conductive patterned substrate allows finer geometries, tighter tolerances and superior edge definition. This results in perfect process control, high quality production and very high repeatability. This makes electroforming perfect suitable for low cost production and high volumes.

    Services

    Surface finishing and plating

    With our own on-site world class plating facility we can further provide a full plating and metal finishing service: Gold plating, Silver Plating, Nickel, Electroless Nickel, Tin (Bright or Matt), Anodising and Blackening are a few of the services we provide. Call us to discuss your needs.

    In-house forming and assembly service

    Forming and assembly services available include doming, punching, framing and bending. Examples of the services are framed test sieves, pressure leaf filters and RFI shielding components for the electronics industry.

    Electroforming products

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