Electroforming

When cutting and etching are too "rough"

This manufacturing process builds up delicate, flat formed parts layer by layer in nickel – and is therefore also suitable for very complex shapes.  The metal is deposited electrolytically in a liquid salt bath. We mainly use electroforming for small batch sizes and prototypes, for particularly fine masks, screens, sieves and filters, for example.

The nickel components made by electroforming have no burrs and are very even in thickness. The thickness of the formed parts can be controlled very precisely by the flow of electricity; typically, it lies between 20 and 100 micrometres. The properties of the metal make the components rust-free and resistant to corrosion.