Electroformed waveguides are specialized tubular metallic structures capable of carrying wavebands or modes of electromagnetic radiation.
- Composed of pure copper (typically with brass flanges), may be nickel and gold plated
- Circular or rectangular structures custom-manufactured to any standard and specification
- Electroforming surpasses conventional manufacturing methods for generating unusual features
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Waveguides are typically used to interconnect transmitters and receivers (transceivers) with antennas or transfer electromagnetic power efficiently from one point in space to another. They act as electrical transmission lines for circuits operating at frequencies where the wavelength of the electromagnetic waves is of the same order as the circuit itself.
Electroforming has a high potential for reproduction of complex shapes. Using this manufacturing method means that waveguides can reduce the total number of components required for a waveguide assembly.
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The electroforming manufacturing method generates an exact copy via replication in metal (typically nickel) of a master mandrel by a process called elctrodeposition. Specific benefits of electroforming are low unit costs, exact atomic scale, repeatability and excellent process control for quality. Often times the design engineer will find electroforming is preferred for many applications requiring a complex true geometric shape form factor, thin walls, and high repeatability.