electroforming
  • noun the process of manufacturing an object, often a very small or fragile one, by electrodeposition of a metal onto a pre-formed pattern or mould
  • The electrodeposition of a metal onto a substrate, especially when giving it a desired form or pattern. Used, for instance, to create intricate waveguide patterns, or in the process of creating master CDs.
  • The use of electricity to alter the characteristics of a component or device, such as a capacitor or semiconductor device. Used, for instance, to condition a pn junction. Electroforming usually takes place during the manufacturing process. Also called forming (2).

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