Galvanoforming or electroforming produces parts by electroplating a thick layer of metal on a negative or positive form. The form can be made from wax, tin, aluminum, silicon rubber, stainless steel etc. If the form is not electrically conductive, it can be treated with conductive paint. BOEHM utilises its own procedure to achieve conductivity without building up the forms surface. The form is electroplated until the desired thickness of the layer is achieved. Common are copper-, nickel- and silverlayers. Form and layer are separated by dissolving the form (aluminum, tin, wax) or separating form and layer mechanically (silicon, stainless steel).

Galvanoformed parts have close tolerances and exactly replicated surfaces. Complex inside surfaces can be produced to close tolerances. The process is especially useful for thin walled parts.



Why galvanoforming?


RF applications

Inside profile with close tolerances



metallic part with low cost form

Rocket motor

Nozzle with integrated cooling channels

Cooling channels are long, bend in tough material with close tolerances


Reproduction of rare discoveries

Exact reproduction of details like hair, skin etc



metallic part with low cost form, exact reproduction of details


small bellows

metallic part with low cost form, exact reproduction

Subsequent treatment of galvanoformed parts, like galvanizing, soldering, milling, turning, etc., is possible in our company.