Fundamental Experiment of Laminated Templates Electro-Deposition in Manufacturing Metal Part
Laminated templates electro-deposition is an original manufacturing technology that is aimed at micro-scale metallic structures fabrication. Based on the discrete piling-up principal and electrodepositing method, it realizes a manufacturing simplification from the traditional machining to the repetition of template-assisted planar deposition in forming a three-dimensional complicated object. The ability to control the deposit surface nouniformity is a key to successful implementation for each planar depositing. Profile geometry and current configuration are alternated in experiment and thought as the major factors influencing deposit surface roughening. The results show that the surface of the deposits obtained by pulse electroforming has better performance in deposit thickness distribution and properties of the deposits. Optimized parameters have been obtained from the preliminary experiments in which 0.3millimeters-thick epoxy templates and 4~6A/dm2 current density were used at 40+ and a bulk of copper parts, section size 30mm×30mm and 7mm thick were produced and tested for their mechanical performance.
Guanglin Wang, Huifeng Wang and Jun Liu
H. Fan et al., "Fundamental Experiment of Laminated Templates Electro-Deposition in Manufacturing Metal Part", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 392-394, pp. 189-194, 2009