Electroforming is versatile process that is being used more and more, although the basic idea is almost a hundred years old. This paper will concentrate on the important mechanical properties and electrolyte parameters of nickel electroforming. Electrolyte parameters such as current density, pH-value, temperature and the use of pulse plating and additives will be examined with respect to mechanical properties such as internal stress, material distribution and hardness. Pulse plating in a chloride and Watts nickel bath and DC plating in sulphamate bath will be discussed, as well as different methods for measuring internal stress and material distribution.
|Title of host publication||Proc. of the 83rd AESF Annual Technical Conference SUR/FIN '96|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|Event||SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference 1996 - Cleveland,OH, United States|
Duration: 5 Nov 1996 → …
|Conference||SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference 1996|
|Period||05/11/1996 → …|
|Sponsor||The National Association for Surface Finishing|