Electroforming is a process in which a metal skin is built up on a metal surface, or any surface that has been rendered electroconductive through the application of a paint that contains metal particles. Essentially, a metal part is fabricated from the plating itself. Currently this trend seems to be all the buzz in the pipe making business. While the process strengthens the object it also creates various degrees of coloring and surface texture. Each piece becomes unique not only in the process of application but in the overall appearance. The question is, will electroforming continue to progressively become the norm, or will it pass a short lived fad? Either way I think we all can agree that is has contributed to the artistic aesthetic.