A process of replicating shapes with high accuracy by electrodeposition using resins or metal as a mold.

A resin or other matrix is made conductive by electroless plating, and it is used as a cathode to electrodeposit a desired metal thickly and rapidly, then a product is obtained by releasing it from the matrix. This method is used in the manufacture of stampers for compact discs and laser discs because the shape and surface roughness of the matrix is precisely replicated.


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