Electrochemical Metalworking

Naomi Johns
1987, Vol. 19, No. 3,


Introducing electrochemical metalworking into school allows children to use metal in a creative fashion. When designing small scale decorative metalwork projects, thought can be given to the various different ways of creating pattern, texture and the use of colour. Because these techniques can be used in any workshop area and don't have to take place in a metalworking environment, they may be a useful step in moving away from the idea that working with metal is synonymous with heavy machinery and oily white coats! It is also relevant that some electrochemical processes such as electroplating afford a useful insight into important industrial technology.

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