Swaging


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swaging

[′swāj·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Tapering a rod or tube or reducing its diameter by any of several methods, such as forging, squeezing, or hammering. Also known as cressing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Swaging

 

a forging process that reduces the cross-sectional area and increases the length of a billet by the plastic deformation that results from the application of a radial, compressive force. Rods and thick-walled tubing are swaged in rotational swaging machines to yield reduced rods, wire, and shaped conical articles, as well as graduated solid and hollow shafts. Thin-walled, hollow billets are swaged in the hollow part of a die; for example, the necks of cartridge cases are shaped in this way. The tools used in swaging are called swages.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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