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When do you need to use Electro Forming to produce tools and nameplates? That’s a very good question. Electro Forming is a metal forming process that produces metal parts using a model known as a mandrel.  This highly specialized method produces precisely detailed parts.  Finishes and textures are administered during processing, so no other applications are necessary.  At Detroit Name Plate Etching, we offer several processes.  Below are four times when electro forming may be your best option.

  • You Require Extreme Precision: Electro forming produces accurate shapes to within 1 micrometer of the model or mandel.  So when your project calls for extreme precision, consider using electro forming.
  • You Need Tight Tolerances: If you require tight tolerances, electro forming can deliver.  It generates finer shapes and geometries with tighter tolerance.  In fact, tolerances of 1.5 to 3.0 nanometers have been reported.
  • You Have Complex Designs: With this process, multiple layers can be bonded together.  You can also bond other materials to the metal.  This gives you the ability to create a diverse variety of shapes and sizes.
  • You Want Detailed Finishes: Special finishes and textures can be completed during the electro forming process.  This cuts out the need for buffing and polishing after the actual shapes are completed.

At Detroit Name Plate Etching, we work closely with you to find the right process to fit your needs.  Contact us today to learn more about our processes and to find out if electro forming is right for you.  We appreciate your business.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroforming

http://blog.conardcorp.com/blog/bid/332237/What-is-Electroforming-and-its-Applications

http://insights.vecoprecision.com/electroplating-vs-electroforming-whats-the-difference