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Electroforming - additive meets micro manufacturing

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Sep 24, 2019 12:18:00 PM
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3D printing may get a lot of press, but in reality it is just one of about half a dozen well-established additive manufacturing processes that have existed for decades and in the case of electroforming, centuries.
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Electroforming - a smart business decision

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Sep 29, 2015 11:08:00 AM
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With it's ability to handle difficult "micro" designs at relatively low costs, electroforming is a smart business decision.
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What Can Electroforming Do For The Aerospace and Aviation Industries?

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Jun 29, 2015 10:40:00 AM
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Electroforming's precision and versatility can be a boon to the aerospace and aviation industries as their demand for precision micro parts increases.
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Comparing 'Micromanufacturing' Processes

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on May 22, 2015 12:11:00 PM
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New micro processes are emerging, but some of the most reliable ones have been around for decades.
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Why Nickel Is The Preferred Metal For Electroforming

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Apr 29, 2015 6:15:00 AM
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Nickel is the most commonly used metal in electroforming thanks to its favorable mechanical properties.
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From micro to nano: How photo etching & electroforming meet tiny needs

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Apr 24, 2015 3:41:00 AM
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Photo etching and electroforming help OEMs reach micro and nano scale standards without compromising on quality.
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How Electroforming Brings New Potential to Medical Device Design

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Mar 19, 2015 7:36:00 AM
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Nickel electroforming can produce extremely small and precise metal parts, well suited to the demands of medical device designers.
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Electroforming - Moving into the future one particle at a time

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Jan 5, 2015 10:43:00 AM
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OEMs are turning to a process known as electroforming when it is "virtually impossible" to machine micron- or submicron-level parts and features.
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"Growing" Applications for Electroforming

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Sep 15, 2014 9:11:00 AM

EF_ProcessAdditive processes are the hottest topics in manufacturing these days.  The ability to "grow" metal and plastic parts, essentially a molecule at a time, is going to change the way a lot of things are made and vastly increase the kinds of things that can be made. It really is a very exciting development.

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Additive Manufacturing since 1840: Nickel Electroforming...

Posted by Kathleen Stillman on Aug 11, 2014 9:25:00 AM

The hot topic in manufacturing these days is additive processes such as “3D printing,” which embodies a half dozen different methods for creating precision parts essentially a molecule at a time. However, there is an additive manufacturing process that has been in use since the middle of the 19th century.

Electroforming creates metal parts by depositing metals, typically nickel, but also copper, silver or gold, onto an electrically conductive pattern or mandrel. E-forming is used to produce flat as well as dimensional parts up to about 250 microns (.010”) thick,

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