electroforming

[ ih-lek-truh-fawr-ming ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌfɔr mɪŋ /

noun Metallurgy.

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

Origin of electroforming

First recorded in 1950–55; electro- + forming

Definition for electroforming (2 of 2)

electroform

[ ih-lek-truh-fawrm ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəˌfɔrm /

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

/ (ɪˈlɛktrəˌfɔːm) /

verb

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

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