Glossary

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Term Definition
SOLUTION ANNEALED (same as CARBIDE SOLUTION ANNEALED)

A process of heating and removing carbide precipitants (carbon that has broken loose from its stainless steel solution) by heating a finished fitting to over 1,850 degrees F. and cooling it quickly, usually in water, so carbon content goes back into the stainless solution.

SWAGE

Swaging - pronounced (swedging)

The most common use of swaging is to attach fittings to cable or wire rope; the parts loosely fit together, and a mechanical or hydraulic tool compresses and deforms the fitting, creating a permanent joint.

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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