Electroforming is a metal fabrication process that creates precision metal components on an extremely delicate scale. It is a meticulous process renowned for its ability to create thin and exceedingly complex designs.
During electroforming, metal is actually “grown” in the shape of a photolithographic (“printed with light”) pattern. To create accurate designs on this scale, the patterns are rendered in an electrically conductive medium. Nickel “plates-up” around this pattern, generating a metal part with micro-precision.
The extensive testing and research performed by Thin Metal Parts have led to a proprietary electroforming production process that guarantees the highest caliber, consistent and stable thin metal pieces. This proprietary process has given engineers the flexibility to produce electroformed pieces out of nickel capable of varying degrees of hardness, brightness, and malleability. The ground-breaking electroforming system guarantees consistent surface finish and dimensional stability on both sides of the part.