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noun Metallurgy.
  1. 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


verb (used with object) Metallurgy.
  1. to form (an object) by the electrodeposition of a metal upon a mold, often a wax mold.
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Origin of electroform

First recorded in 1950–55; electro- + form
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British Dictionary definitions for electroforming


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