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electroforming

[ih-lek-truh-fawr-ming] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌfɔr mɪŋ/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
the act or process of forming a metallic object by electroplating a removable mandrel or matrix.
Origin of electroforming
1950-1955
1950-55; electro- + forming

electroform

[ih-lek-truh-fawrm] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌfɔrm/
verb (used with object), Metallurgy
1.
to form (an object) by the electrodeposition of a metal upon a mold, often a wax mold.
Origin
1950-55; electro- + form
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Examples from the web for electroforming
  • Because of the chemistry applied to the sacrificial layer, only a limited number of metals can be used for electroforming.
  • electroforming is a room temperature process and thus there is no concern regarding the maintenance of dimensional integrity.
  • Utilizing an electroforming process on casings from actual test fires, a set of master casings has been produced.
  • Similar to chrome, nickel plating is used for decorative, engineering and electroforming purposes.
British Dictionary definitions for electroforming

electroform

/ɪˈlɛktrəˌfɔːm/
verb
1.
to form (a metallic object) by electrolytic deposition on a mould or matrix
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