Swaging machine is a cold metal forming technique that uses a rapid sequence of hammer blows to form the desired shape. It is the most economical way to point, reduce and form rod or tube. It can also be used to size, tapers and bond. It is an alternative to machining and it can make complex parts with a high level of accuracy. It does not generate chips and it is a non-destructive process. It can be used on any type of material, although some materials, such as tungsten and molybdenum are usually swaged at elevated temperatures due to their low ductility at room temperature.
The main purpose of swaging is to reduce the diameter of solid or round rod. It is done by forcing the workpiece through a confining die of specific dimensions. The resulting action is similar to a metal hammer blow, but the pressure generated by the die is much greater. Swaging can be performed with a hand hammer, but most industrial applications require the use of swaging machines with an electric or hydraulic drive.
Rotary swaging is typically used for reducing stock diameter but can be utilized to swage or forge a rounded or pointed end onto an item. It is common in the manufacture of marine-industrial terminals and cable lugs. The swaging process can also be used to swage the ends of tubing in order to produce flared pieces, often called swage nipples, that are attached to recreational ropes course cables and sailing rigging components. The swaging process can also produce long lengths of pipe that are reduced and given a specific tensile strength.
Unlike machining, swaging does not generate chips and it is non-destructive. It is also a very cost effective alternative to other forming processes such as welding or bending. The swaging process can also provide an excellent surface finish which eliminates the need for a secondary operation and saves time and money. It can be performed on any type of material, including non-ferrous and exotic metals.
Our swaging machine SW-1 is multispeed one so you can change rotating speed of rolls depending on the operations you want to do. Standard set contains four pairs of rolls to make corrugation, flanging and two pair of rolls to make elbow elements. As an additional option you can get rolls to make other different operations. We have big catalog with all possible configurations of these special swaging tools so you can choose the ones you need. This machine is irreplaceable equipment for ventilation, chimney, air conditioning and gutter productions when it’s necessary to make different operations with the ends of round pipes.