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Electroforming

What is Electroforming and where is it used?

The best way to describe electroforming is a metal forming process used to manufacture parts using electrolyte deposition onto a model. In the manufacturing industry this model is known as a mandrel. It is a highly specialized process which sounds fairly simple in theory but not so easy in practice. We will now take a …

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electropolished engine

What is Electropolishing and what is it used for?

Electropolishing is a material removal process using an electrically powered chemical process called electrolysis. In this process the amount of material being removed is very small as it is done for polishing purposes only. A negatively charged copper electrode and positively charged workpiece are dipped into a solution of fast flowing electrolyte solution. When connected …

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Materials used for surgical instruments

Metals Used for Surgical Instruments

Out of all the materials available on the earth, only a few satisfy the design and regularity requirements for use in surgical instruments. In this article, we will evaluate the important properties needed to be considered for surgical instruments. Mechanical Properties We know that different metals have very different properties. Finding the best properties to …

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772 aluminium alloy parts

772 Aluminium Alloy overview and material properties

772 aluminium alloy is a high strength alloy that is widely used in aerospace applications due to its high shock and corrosion resistance properties. The main alloying element is zinc, which accounts for 6.5 – 7.5 % of the metal. Parts made from 772 aluminium alloy can only be created by sand casting. Even without …

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Pressure Die Casting PDC process diagram

Die Casting – design guide, materials, advantages and disadvantages

Die casting is a permanent mould casting process in which molten metal is poured into a mould and removed after solidification. There are two main types of this process: Gravity Die Casting (GDC) and Pressure Die Casting (PDC). In GDC, molten metal is poured into the mould using gravity. In PDC, the molten metal in …

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Anodizing aluminium – process description & design guide

Anodizing is an electrolytic surface treatment most commonly used with aluminium components. It creates a hard, durable, corrosion-resistant, non-conductive, and often reflective oxide finish on the outside surface of the anodized part. It also makes the surface of the component easy to dye and paint due to the porous nature of the oxide layer. For …

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