Servometer® Offers Precision Engineered Custom Electroforms
Servometer has refined the process for manufacturing precision, custom designed electroforms and thin walled hollow metal components, for use in a myriad of high tech applications. Thousands of Servometer electroforms are serving as molds, coldshields, waveguides, precision tubing, and light weight, structurally rigid components in aerospace and defense, medical and oil and gas industries.
Electroforms can be made as small as 0.20 (.5 mm) in diameter out of nickel, copper, gold or silver, or a combination thereof.
Servometer electroforms are produced by electrodepositing a thin layer of nickel on an aluminum mandrel of any shape then chemically dissolving the mandrel to leave behind a hollow, thin walled metal form, which becomes the electroform. With the specialized electroforming process...
Servometer electroforms are produced by electrodepositing a thin layer of nickel on an aluminum mandrel of any shape then chemically dissolving the mandrel to leave behind a hollow, thin walled metal form, which becomes the electroform.
With the specialized electroforming process perfected by Servometer, most custom electroforms require no significant tooling, therefore; several prototype variations can be made and evaluated, as opposed to being locked into a design by expensive dies or molds.
Published by Servometer on 1 Jan 2014
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Designing with Metal Bellows Couplings
DESIGN ENGINEERS with precision rotary motion requirements such as instrumentation and fractional horsepower applications often choose electrodeposited nickel bellows because of their high performance characteristics like positive displacement , zero windup and low or minimal backlash. Servometer’s compact bellows couplings accommodate more than 30 times the angular misalignment and 15 times the compression or extension tolerated by other types of couplings.
Electroforming is the process of depositing thin layers of metal onto a mandrel through electroplating, dissolving the mandrel chemically, and leaving the plating as the final electroformed product. This white paper illustrates how electroformed components are manufactured and how they can be applied to a variety of applications.