electroforming

[ih-lek-truh-fawr-ming]

noun Metallurgy.

the act or process of forming a metallic object by electroplating a removable mandrel or matrix.

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Origin of electroforming

First recorded in 1950–55; electro- + forming

electroform

[ih-lek-truh-fawrm]

verb (used with object) Metallurgy.

to form (an object) by the electrodeposition of a metal upon a mold, often a wax mold.

Origin of electroform

First recorded in 1950–55; electro- + form

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British Dictionary definitions for electroforming

electroform

verb

to form (a metallic object) by electrolytic deposition on a mould or matrix
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