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[Looking for] Electroformers


#1

I am interested in an electroforming project and am looking for a
commercial electroforming outfit. Any suggestions?

-karen
Karen Christians
http://www.metalwerx.com/
Accredited Jewelry Instruction


#2

Hi Karen, I don’t know if this will help, but I remember seeing an
article with relatively simple plans to build one. The unfortunate
thing is it was probably back in the 1980s, and in Rock & Gem
magazine. If you know anybody who has a cache of old issues, it might
be worth going fishing. If and when you visit NC, you can wade through
my back copies! :wink:

Dave
Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com


#3
    Hi Karen, I don't know if this will help, but I remember seeing
an article with relatively simple plans to build one. 

G’day; all one needs for electroforming is a source of 6 - 12 volts
direct current. (plus or course, the conducting material, electrodes
and a suitable electrolyte) Thus a car or truck battery is perfectly
suitable, though I use a battery charger myself. A milliammeter in
series with the electrode is very useful enabling one to have
complete control over the metal deposition. which for best results
should be very slow. Continuous, gentle stirring is also very helpful
to give a fine, even deposit. There is of course, no basic difference
between electroplating and electroforming. However I suggest that if
you are intending to produce a precious metal finish, that you give an
initial coating of copper. Cheers, –

John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ


#4

Greetings: Dave is right! Except that the R&G article is contained in
the 1972 April issue - pp 40-45

Regards,
Joe Bokor
@Joe_Bokor3


#5

Karen, Contact Stanley Lechtzin at Tyler University in Philadelphia…
stanley@home.com

Steven Adler CEO
Automated 3D Modeling
@Steven_Adler_A3DM


#6
   I am interested in an electroforming project and am looking for
a commercial electroforming outfit.  Any suggestions? 

Dear Karen, My company Galvanique, Inc is a commercial Silver
electroforming outfit. Feel free to contact me off list or by phone:
401.944.6657.

Best regards, Alex Belykh


#7

Hi Karen, I sent an article that we can easily make electroformer
about several months before. I’ll release the circuit diagram later
for free. My electroformer can controll the current and informs a
warning if the battery becomes empty.

I apologize to be late for everybody waiting for the diagram. That’s
because I could not go to buying the parts easily even if they are
very common.

Now maybe I’ve just had the last improvement and I need to go to
shopping. So I’ll release about a month after.

Takashi Tomoeda
@Takashi_Tomoeda