Electroforming Process for Creating Liquid Conduits or Chambers
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
A liquid conduit or chamber, including baffels or irregularities within the chamber and including fittings for providing a source and discharge of liquid, can be created utilizing an electroforming process. Liquid chambers that would normally be formed by creating a portion of the chamber including the bottom and sidewalls and interior irregularities (Fig. 1) would require the careful machining of a cover to be attached to provide an enclosure. The cover would include fittings for providing a source of liquid and a discharge. The requirement for careful machining of a cover to be fitted to the remainder of the chamber along with any mechanical means of securing the cover to the parent chamber (brazing, welding and/or screws and gaskets) can be eliminated. The cover can be created utilizing an electroforming process.