|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.
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.
This fitting was cut and the wire pried out to demonstrate how swaging forms the fitting to the wire.
This fitting was cut in half to show how the wire melds with the fitting when swaged.