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Swaging

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Last updated: 18 May, 2012
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Also pronounced "swedge"

Swaging is a metal-forming technique in which the metal of one part is deformed to fit around another part by either pressing or hammering, or by forcing the material through a die. Swaging differs from forging in that the swaged metal is cold worked, and the output of the swaging operation is usually the finished shape.

In our case this is usually a swage fitting over wire rope and the swage fitting is deformed using a swage machine until it has created a single assembly combining the two.

Swage examples

This fitting was cut and the wire pried out to demonstrate how swaging forms the fitting to the wire.

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This fitting was cut in half to show how the wire melds with the fitting when swaged.

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